DOXIN cap® [Intas]
NOCTADERM cream® [Ranbaxy (Croslands)]
Doxepin is a prescription drug available from your pharmacy store only with the prescription of a qualified medical practitioner.
Doxepin is pronounced as: DOX e pin
Doxepin is an anti depressants / Tricyclic anti depressant (TCA).
Doxepin is used in the management of Depression and anxiety disorder
Do not use doxepin if you are currently taking any other anti depressants or anti histamine.
Old people: Doxepin should be used cautiously in elderly patients as they more prone for side effects like muscle stiffness, involuntary movements etc
Doxepin is available in the form of tablets, capsules, cream.
Use as directed by your physician, your physician prescribes depending on the severity of disease. Use the complete course of medication as prescribed by your physician even though you feel better after one or two days of usage of medication.
If it is almost the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not take two doses at same time to cover up the missed dose.
In case of overdose contact your nearest poison control centre or emergency medical centre for immediate care by physician. The overdose symptoms of Doxepin include
Irregular heart rate
Doxepin may cause following side effects
Increase in appetite
Altered taste sensation
Dryness of mouth
Consult your doctor immediately if notice following symptoms.
Allergic reaction like swollen lips, hives, difficulty in breathing, rashes. Peeling of skin etc
Uncontrolled movements of the hands, legs, tongue, face
Suicidal thoughts, depression, hallucination
Worsening of agitation, aggressiveness
Severe mental or mood changes
Weakness on one side of the body
Easy bruising or bleeding
Store doxepin at room temp (15 – 30 degrees C). Avoid excessive heat, moisture or direct sunlight, never store in the bathroom.
Keep it out of reach of children. Make sure that any leftover portion is disposed off safely.
Doxepin may cause dizziness when getting up from sitting or lying down position due to postural hypotension. Use precaution while changing posture to avoid falling down.
Doxepin increases sensitivity to sunlight. Therefore avoid prolong exposure to the sun and wear long sleeved clothing and use sunscreen when you go out in sun.
Doxepin increases the risk for suicidal thoughts or actions, worsening of depression, mood and behavioural changes especially in teenagers, young adults < 25 yrs. Care givers and family members should watch the patients closely and consult the doctor immediately if they notice any such symptoms.
Doxepin causes giddiness, drowsiness and visual disturbances as side effects. Therefore when affected do not drive, operate heavy machinery or perform unsafe tasks.
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