Sinequan (Doxepin) or doxepin hydrochloride is a drug belonging to the class of the psychotherapeutic agents that are called as dibenzoxepin tricyclic compounds. They are basically tricyclic antidepressant drugs.
Sinequan (Doxepin) works by altering the chemicals present inside the brain. It balances the proportion of chemicals inside the brain.
Sinequan (Doxepin) is used for the treatment of depression. It is also used for the treatment of anxiety that is associated with psychiatric conditions, alcoholism as well as manic- depressive issues. It helps in relieving tension.
It helps in improving mood as well as feeling of well being. It helps in sleeping better and also enhances the energy level.
Sinequan (Doxepin) has to be taken orally. It should be taken one to three times a day or as advised by the physician. If the doctor has advised you to take Sinequan (Doxepin) once daily, you must take it at the bedtime so as to avoid daytime sleepiness. Take the drug dose as recommended by the doctor. The doctor will curate a dose for you as per your medical condition or according to your response to the treatment.
There are several side- effects of Sinequan (Doxepin); some are mild while some are very serious. The mild side- effects of Sinequan (Doxepin) include:
The very severe side- effects of Sinequan (Doxepin) include:
If any of these things happen, you must consult your doctor as soon as possible. Also, do not delay visiting a doctor if you experience:
If needed, you can take this drug during pregnancy but, only after consulting your doctor. But, use is not recommended if you are a lactating mother. If you breast- feed your baby, you must not take this drug as it might cause side- effects.
Trade brand and generic names of Doxepin: Adapin, Alti-Doxepin, Anten, Apo-Doxepin, Aponal, Deptran, Desidoxepin, Doneurin, Doxal, Doxe, Doxepia, Doxepin, Doxepin T, Doxepine, Doxetar, Doxetar Forte, Espadox, Gilex, Mareen, Novo-Doxepin, Prudoxin, Qualiquan, Quitaxon, Rho-Doxepin, Sagalon, Silenor, Sinequan, Sinquan, Sinquane, Triadapin, Xepin, Zonalon.