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What is Dosulepin/Dothiepin used for?

Dosulepin/Dothiepin is a tricyclic antidepressant used to treat depression. Typically, it is used in people experiencing symptoms of depression such as insomnia and loss of appetite. This medicine prevents the absorption of neurotransmitters such as serotonin and noradrenaline in the brain, thereby improving mood. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.

What is the recommended dosage of Dosulepin/Dothiepin?

The dosage of Dosulepin/Dothiepin prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.

Dosulepin/Dothiepin may be taken with or without food.

What if you miss a dose of Dosulepin/Dothiepin?

If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Dosulepin/Dothiepin 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 Dosulepin/Dothiepin?

Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Dosulepin/Dothiepin, seek medical attention immediately.

What other drugs could interact with Dosulepin/Dothiepin?

It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Dosulepin/Dothiepin.

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 Dosulepin/Dothiepin, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.

Dosulepin/Dothiepin can interact with monoamine oxidase inhibitors and calcium channel blockers.

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 side effects of Dosulepin/Dothiepin?

Like other medicines, Dosulepin/Dothiepin can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Dosulepin/Dothiepin 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 Dosulepin/Dothiepin cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Dosulepin/Dothiepin develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.

Dosulepin/Dothiepin can cause side effects such as constipation, dry mouth, nausea, blurred vision, sweating, and drowsiness. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Dosulepin/Dothiepin.

What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Dosulepin/Dothiepin?

Is it possible for me to take Dosulepin/Dothiepin with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Dosulepin/Dothiepin?
What are the possible drug interactions of Dosulepin/Dothiepin?
How will Dosulepin/Dothiepin work in my body?
How should Dosulepin/Dothiepin be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Dosulepin/Dothiepin 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 Dosulepin/Dothiepin is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.


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