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Sinequan Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is doxepin (Sinequan) (Sinequan)?
- What are the possible side effects of doxepin (Sinequan) (Sinequan)?
- What is the most important information I should know about doxepin (Sinequan) (Sinequan)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking doxepin (Sinequan) (Sinequan)?
- How should I take doxepin (Sinequan) (Sinequan)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Sinequan)?
- What happens if I overdose (Sinequan)?
- What should I avoid while taking doxepin (Sinequan) (Sinequan)?
- What other drugs will affect doxepin (Sinequan) (Sinequan)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Sinequan)?
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 (Sinequan)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222. An overdose of doxepin can be fatal.
What should I avoid while taking doxepin (Sinequan) (Sinequan)?
Do not drink alcohol. Doxepin can increase the effects of alcohol, which could be dangerous.
Doxepin 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 doxepin (Sinequan) (Sinequan)?
Taking doxepin with other drugs that make you sleepy or slow your breathing can increase these effects. Ask your doctor before taking doxepin with a sleeping pill, narcotic pain medicine, muscle relaxer, or medicine for anxiety, depression, or seizures.
Before taking doxepin, tell your doctor if you have used an "SSRI" antidepressant in the past 5 weeks, such as citalopram, escitalopram, fluoxetine, fluvoxamine, paroxetine, or sertraline.
You must wait at least 5 weeks after stopping fluoxetine (Prozac) before you can take doxepin.
Tell your doctor about all medicines you use, and those you start or stop using during your treatment with doxepin, especially:
- cimetidine (Tagamet);
- St. John's wort;
- tolazamide (Tolinase);
- any other anti-depressant, or medication to treat mental illness; or
- the heart rhythm medications flecainide, propafenone, or quinidine.
This list is not complete and many other drugs can interact with doxepin. This includes prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Give a list of all your medicines to any healthcare provider who treats you.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about doxepin (Sinequan).
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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Additional Sinequan Information
- Sinequan Drug Interactions Center: doxepin oral
- Sinequan Side Effects Center
- Sinequan Overview including Precautions
- Sinequan FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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