Doxepin

Category: Antidepressant



Doxepin Overview

Doxepin, sold under the brand names Sinequan and Silenor among others, is an antidepressant and sleep aid medication used to treat depression and trouble sleeping.[1] It belongs to a class of antidepressants known as the tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs). It is believed to counteract depression by inhibiting the reuptake of serotonin and norepinephrine (via blocking their transporters), thereby increasing the concentrations of these neurotransmitters in the synapse and increasing the activity ...

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mylan 4250 yellow capsule
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What is it like? Is it like Xanax? I was prescribed it and I want to know more about it. ## @Milk, The pill you're describing marked 'Mylan 4250', is a 50mg Doxepin hydrcohloride tablet made by Mylan Pharmaceuticals. Doxepin differs from Xanax in that it is a tricyclic antidepressant, whilist Xanax is a benzodiazepine class drug. Even though both have similar applications for anxiety and depression... They both function differently from a pharmacological perspective. According to MedlinePlus.gov, Alprazolam (Xanax) works by decreasing abnormal excitement in the brain. Doxepin on the other hand reportedly works by increasing the amounts of certain natural substances in the brain that are needed for mental balance. Some people with certain chemical imbalances may respond bette...
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Success Stories
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I have been put on doxepin for anxiety and depression. Could anyone please share success stories? HAs anyone not gained weight on it? Will I wake up on time for work and be able to function for the day? ## Hello, Shelly! How are you? I haven't taken it myself, but yes, there have been many success stories posted. This is a tricyclic antidepressant and it may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, dry mouth and sweating. Not everyone gains weight with it, either. That is just a possible side effect. The best thing to do is to maintain a healthy diet and get lots of proper exercise to help offset any that might occur. Is there anything else I can help with? ## I know it's been a few years, but how did doxepin work for You? I have been on it now for 5 days
Updated 1 month ago.
 
20 mg Doxepin for insomia
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Today I started taking 20mg of Doxepin for chronic insomnia after some of the things I have been reading. Should I go ahead and continue trying this for not being able to fall asleep? ## Is it helping you? It does work well for some people. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, dry mouth, mood swings, and weight changes. Are you on any other medications?
Updated 2 months ago.
 
how long does doxepin
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Is it normal to take dexepin 3 hours before I fill sleepiest .... I am taking 25 mg. and additional half capsule. My Md has also describe SAMe for depression which suppose to take at night as well, Tried doing this for 1 night with 25 mg dexepin and could not sleep. Tried taking the SAMe 400mg doing the day could this be making me very sleepy also taking Enlyte in the morning would appreciate an advice ## Drowsiness can be a normal side effect of Doxepin, according to FDA reports. You may also experience nausea, dizziness, headache, dry mouth, mood changes, and weight changes. If it makes you very sleepy, you might do better taking it at night, before you go to bed. Have you informed your prescribed of the problem you're having? How are you taking half a capsule? There's no way ...
Updated 3 months ago.
 
How long for 10mg doxepin to put you asleep
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Just took 10 mg doxepin for sleep it's been over an hour and haven't yawned. Have I allowed enough time to go by? I'm thinking I must be immune to it - never had it before but I don't feel a wink of sleepiness. I am thinking of grabbing seroquel but dont want to mix it and have a bad effect. But don't want to stay up all nite either. I'm stuck!!! ## Silenor doesn't put you to sleep. It only helps you stay asleep (sleep maintenance). ## Doxepin is an antidepressant, so while it may cause drowsiness, as a side effect, according to FDA reports, it will not actually knock you out like a sedative or sleeping medication would. Other side effects may include nausea, dizziness, headache, and dry mouth. Are you on any other medications?
Updated 4 months ago.
 
Tapering Silenor
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I have been taking Silenor for 5 night. My doctor gave it to me as I tapered off of Seroquel. I was on 25 mg of Seroquel for 2 months. I tapered the pill down in quarters until I was off. I was. I was very excited because I was falling asleep on my own again, but had trouble staying asleep (sleep maintenance). So my doctor told me to try Silenor to help me stay asleep. It hasn't been working very well. I do sleep longer, but I still have frequent wake ups. I have also been having headaches, night sweats with my dreams and feeling pretty out of it in the morning. My mood has also been low. Do I need to taper off the 3mg of Silenor after only 5 nights?
Updated 4 months ago.
 
how long does doxepin take to adjust to?
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Having a lot of fatigue and mental fog during the day after my nightly dose of 10mg. Also experiencing dry and red eyes. It's been 3 nights. Does this subside after some time? If so how long? ## Those are listed by the NIH as being normal side effects and yes, they should subside, once your body gets used to the medication, but that may take about 4 weeks. Other side effects are listed as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, and weight changes. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Thank you so much for your reply. Are the weight changes from eating more or the way your body digests food/drink? I'm concerned about the weight changes. I feel like i may be retaining more water.
Updated 5 months ago.
 
Doxepin 50 mg side effects
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I have been taking Doxepin for about a year and I have the side effect of puffy cheeks. How long does it take for the weight gain and puffy cheeks to disappear? ## Hello, Mary! How are you doing? Has there been any change? The weight gain can be a typical side effect and, while it can last the duration of the time you're taking the medication, it usually levels off after a few months, as in it should hit a peak and then stop, you may not lose what you've gained, but shouldn't keep gaining more, according to FDA reports. How much have you gained? As to the puffy cheeks, that is not a reported side effect, though it could be related to the weight gain. Have you consulted your physician? ## Yes I have been off of the Doxepin for over a month. I haven't lost much weight, but...
Updated 5 months ago.
 
doxipen 25 hdl for sleep
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I have been taking doxipen for 2 weeks and it has caused me to be very depressed, on the verge of suicidal. How many days till i feel good again? I took one last night, but wont take anymore!! ## Hi, Glinda! Sorry about the problem you had with it. These medications can cause that, in some people that take them and usually stopping them is the best thing. Learn more Doxepin details here. You weren't on it for very long, so it shouldn't take too long for the effects to wear off. Have you consulted your doctor about the problem? ## Any drug the doctor gives you as an alternative to a narcotic is a pill for depression. I caution anyone using these drugs because it alters your chemical makeup of dopamine. This will make you have thoughts of suicide and have aggressive behavior. I su...
Updated 5 months ago.
 
apo 50 pink & white capsule
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Is this doxepin (antidepressant) or a motion sickness drug? I'm getting mixed answers when I search online. Apparently doxepin 50mg would be pink (not white). But are they packaged in different colors in canada? Soo confused.
Updated 6 months ago.
 

Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Doxepin
  • Capsule: 100mg, 10mg, 150mg, 25mg, 50mg, 75mg
  • Concentrate: 10mg/ml
  • Cream: 5%
  • Solution: 10mg/ml
  • Tablet: 3mg, 6mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Doxepin: (76 results)

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  • 0064-3600 Prudoxin 50 mg/g Topical Cream by Healthpoint, Ltd
  • 0093-9612 Doxepin Hydrochloride 10 mg/ml Oral Solution, Concentrate by Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
  • 0378-1049 Doxepin Hydrochloride 10 mg Oral Capsule by Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • 0378-3125 Doxepin Hydrochloride 25 mg Oral Capsule by Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • 0378-4250 Doxepin Hydrochloride 50 mg Oral Capsule by Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • 0378-5375 Doxepin Hydrochloride 75 mg Oral Capsule by Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • 0378-6410 Doxepin Hydrochloride 100 mg Oral Capsule by Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • 0591-5629 Doxepin Hydrochloride 10 mg Oral Capsule by Watson Laboratories, Inc.
  • 0591-5630 Doxepin Hydrochloride 25 mg Oral Capsule by Watson Laboratories, Inc.
  • 0591-5631 Doxepin Hydrochloride 50 mg Oral Capsule by Watson Laboratories, Inc.
  • 0591-5632 Doxepin Hydrochloride 75 mg Oral Capsule by Watson Laboratories, Inc.
  • 0591-5633 Doxepin Hydrochloride 100 mg Oral Capsule by Watson Laboratories, Inc.
  • 16590-081 Doxepin Hydrochloride 50 mg Oral Capsule by Stat Rx USA LLC
  • 16590-631 Doxepin Hydrochloride 10 mg Oral Capsule by Stat Rx USA LLC
  • 16590-764 Doxepin Hydrochloride 100 mg Oral Capsule by Stat Rx USA LLC
  • 21695-441 Doxepin Hydrochloride 10 mg Oral Capsule by Rebel Distributors Corp
  • 21695-943 Doxepin Hydrochloride 50 mg Oral Capsule by Rebel Distributors Corp
  • 24236-045 Doxepin Hydrochloride 100 mg Oral Capsule by Remedyrepack Inc.
  • 24236-048 Doxepin Hydrochloride 75 mg Oral Capsule by Remedyrepack Inc.
  • 24236-115 Doxepin Hydrochloride 50 mg Oral Capsule by Remedyrepack Inc.
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Other drugs which contain Doxepin or a similar ingredient: (3 results)


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