What is Amoxapine used for?
Amoxapine is an antidepressant used in the treatment of depression, agitation, anxiety disorders, bipolar disorders, and panic disorders. It belongs to a group of drugs called tricyclic antidepressants. Amoxapine works by restoring the balance of natural chemicals in the brain.
This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
What are the side effects of Amoxapine?
Like other medicines, Amoxapine can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Amoxapine are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.
It is pertinent to note that side effects of Amoxapine cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Amoxapine develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Amoxapine can cause side effects such as drowsiness, dizziness, constipation, dry mouth, headache, fatigue, and insomnia. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Amoxapine.
What is the recommended dosage of Amoxapine?
The dosage of Amoxapine prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.
Amoxapine can be taken with or without food.
What if you miss a dose of Amoxapine?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Amoxapine medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.
What if you overdose on Amoxapine?
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Amoxapine, seek medical attention immediately.
What other drugs could interact with Amoxapine?
It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Amoxapine.
Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Amoxapine, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Amoxapine can interact with MAO inhibitors.
Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Amoxapine?
Is it possible for me to take Amoxapine with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Amoxapine?
What are the possible drug interactions of Amoxapine?
How will Amoxapine work in my body?
How should Amoxapine be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Amoxapine drug interactions and side effects?
The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Amoxapine is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.