Dothiepin HCL (Dothiepin)

(℞) Prescription Required

Dothiepin (dothiepin HCL) Dosage and Side Effects

Dothiepin is an antidepressant drug prescribed for the treatment of depression and associated anxiety/panic disorders. It is of particular use in patients with ongoing feelings of sadness, despair, worthlessness, hopelessness, fatigue, pessimism and difficulty dealing with normal daily life.

Dothiepin elevates mood, increase physical activity, improves appetite and restores interest in everyday activities.

It is also useful in treating chronic pain disorders and insomnia.

Proper Use of this medication

Take as directed by your physician.

Side Effects

Warnings and Precautions

Consult your doctor before using this drug if:

  • you have epilepsy
  • you have impaired liver or kidney function
  • you had a recent heart attack
  • you have a thyroid condition
  • you have an enlarged prostate or have difficulty in passing urine
  • you have glaucoma
  • you are taking other medication

Pregnancy: Avoid. Potential risk to the foetus has been reported. Consult your doctor before use, or if you are planning to fall pregnant.

Breastfeeding: Avoid. It is unknown how this medication may affect your baby. Consult your doctor before use.

Porphyria: Avoid. This medication may cause serious adverse effects. Consult your doctor before use.

Infants and children: Safety and efficacy of this medication has not been established for children under the age of 18 and use in these patients is not recommended.

Elderly: Caution is advised in the elderly as side effects may be more severe.

Driving and hazardous work: Caution is advised as use of this medication may lead to dizziness, light-headedness and/or sedation. Avoid such activities until you know how it affects you.

Alcohol: Avoid concomitant use as alcohol may potentiate sedative effects.

Interactions with this medication

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The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.

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