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Sinequan - Side Effects of Sinequan Capsules

Generic Name: Doxepin

Brand Name: Doxepin, Adapin, Zonalon

What is Sinequan and the uses of Sinequan Capsules ?

Sinequan Capsules (Doxepin) belongs to a group of medicines called tricyclic antidepressants. Doxepin can lift your spirits and relieve your depression. Generic doxepin capsules are available. Sinequan is used in the treatment of depression and anxiety. It helps relieve tension, improve sleep, elevate mood, increase energy, and generally ease the feelings of fear, guilt, apprehension, and worry most people experience.

How to take Sinequan Capsules ?

Take Sinequan Capsules exactly as directed. Do not take more or less of it or take it more often than prescribed by your doctor. The Sinequan Capsules may be taken with or without food.

Side Effects of Sinequan Capsules

Some common side effects reported with Sinequan Capsules include:

Some less common or rare side effects with Sinequan Capsules may include:

Warnings and precautions for Sinequan Capsules

  • Do not drink alcohol while taking Sinequan. Alcohol may increase drowsiness caused by Sinequan. It may also increase the risk of seizures.
  • If you have Parkinson's disease please tell your health care professional before you take Sinequan Capsules.
  • Sinequan Capsules has not been adequately evaluated in pregnant women.
  • If you are sensitive to or have ever had an allergic reaction to Sinequan or similar antidepressants, you should not take this medication. Make sure that your doctor is aware of any drug reactions that you have experienced.
  • Sinequan may cause you to become drowsy or less alert; driving or operating dangerous machinery or participating in any hazardous activity that requires full mental alertness is not recommended.
  • Never combine Sinequan with drugs known as MAO inhibitors. Medications in this category include the antidepressants Nardil and Parnate.

What drugs may interact with Sinequan Capsules ?

Sinequan Capsules (Doxepin) can interact with many other medicines. Some interactions can be very important. Make sure your prescriber or health care professional knows about all other medicines you are taking. Many important interactions are listed below:

  • Antidepressants that act on serotonin, such as Prozac, Zoloft, and Paxil.
  • Cimetidine (Tagamet)
  • Clonidine (Catapres)
  • Flecainide (Tambocor)
  • Medicines called MAO inhibitors-phenelzine (Nardil)
  • Other medicines for mental depression (may be duplicate therapies or cause additive side effects)
  • Quinidine (Quinidex)

What to do if you miss a dose of Sinequan Capsules ?

If you miss a dose of Sinequan Capsules (Doxepin), take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.

What if Overdose of Sinequan Capsules ?

If you take overdose of Sinequan Capsules (Doxepin) the seek medical attention immediately. For non emergencies, contact your local or regional poison control center.

How to Store Sinequan Capsules

  • Keep out of the reach of children.
  • Sinequan Capsules (Doxepin) should be stored below 86°F (30°C) in a tight, light resistant container.
  • Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed. Be sure that any discarded medicine is out of the reach of children.

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