Trade Names/Brand Names :
Dopress, Dothep, Espin, Harmomed, Idom, Prothiaden, Protiaden, Sandoz Dothiepin HCl, Thaden
Other Name :
Why it is prescribed :
This medication is an antidepressant, prescribed for depression.
When it is not to be taken (Contraindications):
Contraindicated in patients with hypersensitivity, recent heart attack, neonates, heart block, abnormal heart rhythm, mania, alcohol, other CNS depressants, severe liver disease, prostate disease and in children.
Category C :
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus and there are no appropriate studies in pregnant women, but potential benefits may allow the use of the drug in pregnant women despite the potential for risks.
Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications):
Adult: PO- Initial: 25 mg 3 times/day, up to 225 mg/day may be used in severe depression.
How it should be taken :
It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with food.
Warnings and Precautions :
• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of epilepsy, high blood pressure, increased eye pressure, urinary retention, gradual withdrawal, elderly, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Side Effects :
• Most Common
Dizziness, blurred vision, fast heart rate, urinary retention, tremor, blood disorders, low blood pressure, sexual dysfunction and sweating.
Nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, headache, giddiness, chills, sleeplessness and anxiety.
Other Precautions :
Avoid excess dosage.
Storage Conditions :
Store it at room temperature.
Schedule : H
Prescription drugs - Drugs to be sold only under the prescription of a Registered Medical Practitioner.