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Amoxapine Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose

What happens if I miss a dose (Amoxapine)?

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.

What happens if I overdose (Amoxapine)?

Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222. An overdose of amoxapine can be fatal.

Overdose symptoms may include seizure (convulsions) or coma.

What should I avoid while taking amoxapine (Amoxapine)?

Avoid drinking alcohol. It can cause dangerous side effects when taken together with amoxapine.

Grapefruit and grapefruit juice may interact with amoxapine and lead to unwanted side effects. Discuss the use of grapefruit products with your doctor.

This medication may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert.

What other drugs will affect amoxapine (Amoxapine)?

Cold or allergy medicine, sedatives, narcotic pain medicine, sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, and seizure medication can add to sleepiness caused by amoxapine. Tell your doctor if you regularly use any of these medicines, or any other antidepressants.

Before taking amoxapine, tell your doctor if you have used an "SSRI" antidepressant in the past 5 weeks, such as citalopram (Celexa), escitalopram (Lexapro), fluoxetine (Prozac, Sarafem), fluvoxamine (Luvox), paroxetine (Paxil), or sertraline (Zoloft).

Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:

  • bupropion (Wellbutrin, Zyban);
  • cimetidine (Tagamet);
  • duloxetine (Cymbalta);
  • St. John's wort;
  • terbinafine (Lamisil); or
  • heart rhythm medications such as flecainide (Tambocor), propafenone (Rythmol), or quinidine (Quin-G).

This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with amoxapine. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.

Where can I get more information?

Your pharmacist can provide more information about amoxapine.


Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

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