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Doxepin is in a class of drugs called tricyclic antidepressants. Doxepin affects chemicals in the brain that may become unbalanced and cause depression.
Doxepin is used to relieve symptoms of depression and anxiety such as feelings of sadness, worthlessness, or guilt; loss of interest in daily activities; changes in appetite; tiredness; sleeping too much; insomnia, and thoughts of death or suicide.
What happens if I miss a dose?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next regularly scheduled dose, skip the missed dose and take the next one as directed. Do not take a double dose of this medication unless otherwise directed by your doctor.
What happens if I overdose?
Seek emergency medical attention if an overdose is suspected.
Symptoms of an doxepin overdose include seizures, confusion, drowsiness, agitation, hallucinations, and low blood pressure (dizziness, fatigue, fainting).
Possible side effects of Doxepin?
If you experience any of the following serious side effects, stop taking doxepin and contact your doctor immediately or seek emergency medical treatment:
" an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of the throat; swelling of the lips, face, or tongue; or hives);
- a fast or irregular heartbeat;
- a heart attack;
- high blood pressure (blurred vision, severe headache);
- difficulty urinating; or
- fever with increased sweating, muscle stiffness, or severe muscle weakness.
Other, less serious side effects may be more likely to occur. Continue to take doxepin and talk to your doctor if you experience
- drowsiness or dizziness;
- dry mouth and eyes;
- mild tremor;
- mild agitation, weakness, or headache;
- ringing in the ears;
- nausea; or
- loss of weight or appetite.
Side effects other than those listed here may also occur.
Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual
or that is especially bothersome.
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