Dothiepin - Drug InformationGeneric Name : Dothiepin
Latest prescription information about Dothiepin. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
Therapeutic Classification : Psychotherapeutics
International :Dopress, Dothep, Espin, Harmomed, Idom, Prothiaden, Protiaden, Sandoz Dothiepin HCl, Thaden
Other Name :Dosulepin
Why it is prescribed (Indications) :
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.
Pregnancy Category :
Category C :Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Dosage & When it is to be taken :
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.
Miscellaneous - Nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, headache, giddiness, chills, sleeplessness and anxiety.