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Amoxapine

Amoxapine

Amoxapine Patient Information Including Side Effects

Brand Names: Asendin

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

What is amoxapine (Amoxapine)?

Amoxapine is in a group of drugs called 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 other than those listed in this medication guide.

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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; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Call your doctor at once if you have any new or worsening symptoms 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.

Call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:

  • fast, pounding, or uneven heart rate;
  • 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;
  • sudden headache, confusion, problems with vision, speech, or balance;
  • feeling light-headed, fainting;
  • restless muscle movements in your eyes, tongue, jaw, or neck;
  • tremors or uncontrollable shaking; or
  • fever with confusion, muscle stiffness, sweating, and fast or uneven heartbeats.

Less serious side effects may be more likely to occur, such as:

  • nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, constipation, diarrhea;
  • dry mouth, unpleasant taste;
  • increased appetite, weight changes;
  • weakness, lack of coordination;
  • numbness or tingly feeling;
  • feeling dizzy, drowsy, or tired;
  • nightmares;
  • blurred vision, headache;
  • low fever;
  • mild skin rash;
  • breast swelling (in men or women); or
  • decreased sex drive, impotence, or difficulty having an orgasm.

Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome. 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)?

Do not use this medication if you are allergic to amoxapine, or if you have recently had a heart attack.

Do not use amoxapine if you have used an MAO inhibitor such as isocarboxazid (Marplan), phenelzine (Nardil), rasagiline (Azilect), selegiline (Eldepryl, Emsam), or tranylcypromine (Parnate) within the past 14 days.

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.

Call your doctor at once if you have any new or worsening symptoms 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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Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration

 

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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