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Doxepin HCL

Doxepin HCL

What condition does Doxepin HCL treat?

Doxepin HCLis a medication used for the treatment of mental/mood problems such as anxiety and depression. This may help improve mood and relieve anxiety, and tension as well as feelings of well-being. This may also increase your energy level and help you sleep better.

Doxepin HCL is one of a class of psychotherapeutic agents known as dibenzoxepin tricyclic compounds. This is available as capsules for oral administration. This prescription has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

How does Doxepin HCL work?

Depression is a serious medical disorder that adversely affects the way you think, how you feel, and how you act. In some patients with depression, an imbalance in levels of neurotransmitters in the brain may be the cause of the depression. Neurotransmitters are chemicals that nerves use to communicate with each other. Neurotransmitters affected by this drug include norepinephrine, serotonin, histamine, and acetylcholine. This medication may elevate mood by raising the levels of norepinephrine and serotonin. It also blocks the activity of acetylcholine and histamine.

What is the recommended dosage of Doxepin HCL?

This medication is usually taken 1 to 3 times a day. It is to be taken by mouth with a full glass of water. If you take it once daily, take it at bedtime to reduce daytime sleepiness.

Take it regularly to get the most benefit from it. Take it at the same time every day. Do not increase your dose or take it for longer than prescribed. Your condition will not improve any faster and your risk of side effects will increase.

Keep taking this medicine even if you feel well. Several conditions may become worse when this medication is suddenly stopped. Moreover, you may experience symptoms such as headaches, mood swings, and tiredness. To avoid these symptoms while you are stopping treatment, your doctor may lessen your dosage slowly. Consult your doctor for more details. Tell your doctor about any symptoms right away. This medication may not work right away. You may see some benefit within a week. However, it may take up to 3 weeks before you feel the full effect.

What are the side effects of Doxepin HCL?

  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Dry mouth
  • Tiredness
  • Ringing in your ears
  • Blurred vision
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Constipation
  • Increased sweating
  • Breast swelling (men and women)
  • Trouble urinating

What are the precautions in taking Doxepin HCL?

  • Before using this medication, don’t forget to inform your doctor if you are allergic to it or if you have any allergies. Inform also your doctor if you have any current medications including vitamins, food supplements, or herbal products as well as any medical history.
  • You should not share this or any of your medicines with others who have the same symptoms as yours.
  • This may only be prescribed when needed for pregnant women. if you get pregnant while taking this medicine, call your doctor right away.
  • Talk to your doctor first if you are breastfeeding women. This drug should only be used when needed.
  • Keep this away from the reach of children.