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What are the reasons for taking doxepin?
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
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In brief: Several reasons
Doxepin is an older antidepressant.
People may take this for its antidepressant effects. It could be given in lower doses to help with sleep or anxiety -- often along with a newer ssri antidepressant like zoloft (sertraline) or prozac. It can be especially helpful for people whose anxiety manifests in gastrointestinal discomfort. Recently, the fda approved a new, low dose formulation for primary insomnia.

In brief: Several reasons
Doxepin is an older antidepressant.
People may take this for its antidepressant effects. It could be given in lower doses to help with sleep or anxiety -- often along with a newer ssri antidepressant like zoloft (sertraline) or prozac. It can be especially helpful for people whose anxiety manifests in gastrointestinal discomfort. Recently, the fda approved a new, low dose formulation for primary insomnia.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
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