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Adapin (doxepin)

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AdapinŽ

Generic Name: Doxepin DOX-e-pin

Drug Class: Antidepressants, tricyclic

 

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Description
This medication is used for short-term treatment of various forms of depression and for chronic neuropathic pain (nerve pain) or to prevent migraine headaches. Your doctor may prescribe this medicine for other conditions as well.
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General Information
This information is for educational purposes only. Not every known side effect, adverse effect, or drug interaction is in this database. If you have questions about your medicines, talk to your healthcare provider. 

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Proper use of this medicine
Take this medicine as directed by your physician. Amitriptyline is taken orally and can be taken with or without food. Dosing varies widely with this medicine depending on the condition that it is being prescribed for. Do not stop taking this medicine abruptly without consulting with your doctor.
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Missed Dose
Take your next dose as soon as you remember. If it is time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double doses.
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Storage
Keep this medication in the container it came in, tightly closed, and out of reach of children. Store it at room temperature and away from excess heat and moisture. Throw away any medication that is outdated or no longer needed.
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Possible Side Effects
    • Unreported side effects are possible, talk to your healthcare provider if any other symptoms occur.
    • An allergic reaction to this medicine is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include rash, itching, swelling, severe dizziness, or trouble breathing.
    • Some common side effects reported with this medicine include:
      • drowsiness or dizziness
      • dry mouth
      • constipation
      • nausea
      • blurred vision
      • headache
      • weight gain
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Warnings/Precautions
    • Elderly patients generally should avoid it because this medicine due to an increase in dizziness resulting in falls.
    • This medicine may cause dizziness or drowsiness.
    • Alcoholic beverages can increase the effects of this medicine and should be avoided.
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Overdose
Seek medical attention immediately. U.S. residents can call the national poison hotline at 1-800-222-1222. Canadian residents should call their local poison control center directly.
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Drug Interactions
    • Talk with your physician or pharmacist if you are taking other medications.
    • Possible drug interactions may occur with this medicine and:
      • Phenobarbital
      • MAO inhibitors (severe)

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Pregnancy/Nursing
For women, it should be avoided during pregnancy and nursing. As with other medications, if you suspect that you may be pregnant, talk to you physician or pharmacist before using this medication.
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More Information

Antidepressant medications are used to treat a variety of conditions, including depression and other mental/mood disorders. These medications can help prevent suicidal thoughts/attempts and provide other benefits. However, studies have shown that a small number of people (especially children/teenages) who take antidepressants for any condition may experience worsening depression, other mental/mood symptoms, or suicidal thoughts/attempts. Therefore, it is very important to talk with a doctor about the risks and benefits of antidepressant medication, even if the treatment is not for a mental condition. Tell your doctor immediatley if you notice worsening depression, unusual behavior changes, (including possible suicidal thoughts/attempts), or other mental/mood changes. Be especially watchful for these symptoms when a new antidepressant is started or when the dose is changed.
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Copyright © 2006 PharmClips, Inc. All rights reserved. www.pharmclips.com
This information is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, drug interactions, or adverse effects. This is general information and should not in any event be construed as specific instructions for individual patients. The publisher does not accept any responsibility for the accuracy of the information or the consequences arising from the application, use, or misuse of any of the information contained herein, including any injury and/or damage to any person or property as a matter of product liability, negligence, or otherwise. No warranty, expressed or implied, is made in regard to the contents of this material. The reader is advised to check with their health care provider before making any changes in their drug regimen.
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  On 8 Aug 2006
  By John M. Grohol, Psy.D.

 

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loupopeye22
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Registered: March 2007
Posts: 1
Sat March 24, 2007 Recommended? No | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 1 

 
PROS: can't think of any
CONS: lots

since meds changed from prozac to doxepin to reduce high mania to calm level but unfortunately side effects which are weight gaining, increase depression to severe depressive illness, drowsiness, no energy and worst of all was suicidal attempts with overdose several times while living on my own. Increased threatened to some of my friends, paranoid and self neglected too. I would not recommend this doxepin to anyone who may have similar to bipolar symptoms.

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Rebound
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Registered: December 2004
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada
Posts: 445
Tue November 7, 2006 Recommended? No | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 4 

 
PROS:
CONS:

My experience mirrors that of Myself. I felt zombified after taking it for a month or so. I also experienced a tendancy to zone out completely for very short periods.

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Tue September 12, 2006 Recommended? Yes | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 5 

 
PROS:
CONS: Dry mouth. I had to carry with me at all times water, cough drops and hard candy.

for me it didnt do anything but keep me at a neutral not overly sad and not top of the world happy. Like with alot of the antidepresseants that I have been on with this medication I was a basic robot - did what I was told to do and did what I was supposed to do but no feelings to go with it. Kind of like being dissociated only medication induced.

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