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Amoxapine

Amoxapine Patient Information Including Side Effects

Brand Names: Asendin

Generic Name: amoxapine (Pronunciation: a MOX a peen)

What is amoxapine (Amoxapine)?

Amoxapine is a tricyclic antidepressants. Amoxapine affects chemicals in the brain that may become unbalanced.

Amoxapine is used to treat symptoms of depression, anxiety, or agitation.

Amoxapine may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

Amoxapine 100 mg-WAT

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Amoxapine 150 mg-WAT

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Amoxapine 25 mg-WAT

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Amoxapine 50 mg-WAT

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What are the possible side effects of amoxapine (Amoxapine)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Report any new or worsening symptoms to your doctor, such as: mood or behavior changes, anxiety, panic attacks, trouble sleeping, or if you feel impulsive, irritable, agitated, hostile, aggressive, restless, hyperactive (mentally or physically), more depressed, or have thoughts about suicide or hurting yourself.

Stop taking amoxapine and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:

  • very stiff (rigid) muscles, high fever, sweating, confusion, tremors, feeling like you might pass out;
  • pounding heartbeats or fluttering in your chest;
  • chest pain or heavy feeling, pain spreading to the arm or shoulder, nausea, sweating, general ill feeling;
  • sudden numbness or weakness, especially on one side of the body; or
  • sudden severe headache, confusion, problems with vision, speech, or balance.

Less serious side effects may include:

  • drowsiness, dizziness, headache, tired feeling;
  • feeling restless or nervous;
  • dry mouth, blurred vision;
  • mild nausea, constipation;
  • increased appetite, weight changes;
  • increased sweating; or
  • sleep problems (insomnia), night mares.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Read the Amoxapine (amoxapine tablets) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effects

What is the most important information I should know about amoxapine (Amoxapine)?

Never take amoxapine in larger amounts, or for longer than recommended by your doctor. High doses or long-term use of amoxapine can cause a serious movement disorder that may not be reversible. Symptoms of this disorder include tremors or other uncontrollable muscle movements.

You should not use amoxapine if you are allergic to it, or if you have recently had a heart attack.

Do not use amoxapine if you have used an MAO inhibitor such as furazolidone (Furoxone), isocarboxazid (Marplan), phenelzine (Nardil), rasagiline (Azilect), selegiline (Eldepryl, Emsam, Zelapar), or tranylcypromine (Parnate) in the last 14 days. A dangerous drug interaction could occur, leading to serious side effects.

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

You may have thoughts about suicide when you first start taking an antidepressant, especially if you are younger than 24 years old. Your doctor will need to check you at regular visits for at least the first 12 weeks of treatment.

Report any new or worsening symptoms to your doctor, such as: mood or behavior changes, anxiety, panic attacks, trouble sleeping, or if you feel impulsive, irritable, agitated, hostile, aggressive, restless, hyperactive (mentally or physically), more depressed, or have thoughts about suicide or hurting yourself.

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You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.


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