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Asendin Antidepressant : Amoxapine

Brand Name: Amoxapine

Asendin is a dibenzoxazepine type tricyclic antidepressant, which is chemically related to the antipsychotic agent loxapine, but which appears to block selectively the neuronal reuptake of norepinephrine; it is qualitatively similar to desipramine.

Uses of Asendin

Amoxapine is used to relieve symptoms of depression such as feelings of sadness, worthlessness, or guilt; loss of interest in daily activities; changes in appetite; tiredness; sleeping too much; insomnia; and thoughts of death or suicide. It may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.

How to Take Asendin

Take amoxapine exactly as directed by your doctor. It can be taken with or without food. Do not stop taking this medicine abruptly without consulting with your doctor.

What are the Side Effects of Asendin Medication

Medicines and their possible side effects can affect individual people in different ways. The following are some of the side effects that are known to be associated with Asendin medicine.

  • abdominal pain
  • drowsiness
  • dry mouth,
  • constipation
  • diarrhea
  • Insomnia
  • Sweating

If your symptoms do not improve after taking this medicine for 4 weeks, inform your doctor.

Warnings and precautions before taking Asendin Medication

  • Do not give this drug to children under sixteen. If over sixty only use drug in small doses and with close monitoring of it's side effects.
  • If you feel you have experienced an allergic reaction, stop using Asendin medicine and inform your doctor or pharmacist immediately.
  • Do not stop taking asendin suddenly. This could cause symptoms such as nausea, headache and malaise.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding. If you become pregnant while taking asendin, call your doctor immediately.
  • Do not take asendin, if you have a history of heart conditions.
  • DO NOT SUDDENLY STOP taking asendin. You must gradually reduce the dose or you may get a dangerous increase in blood pressure. Ask your prescriber or health care professional for advice.

What drugs may interact with Asendin Tablet

  • Do not take asendin if you have taken a monoamine oxidase inhibitor such as isocarboxazid (Marplan), phenelzine (Nardil), or tranylcypromine (Parnate) within the last 14 days.
  • Drugs other than those listed here may also interact with asendin. Talk to your doctor before taking any prescription or over-the-counter medicines, including herbal products.

What to do if you take Overdose of Asendin ?

If you take overdose of Abilify medication the seek medical attention immediately.

How to Store Asendin?

  • Keep out of the reach of children. Overdose of this medicine is very dangerous in young children.
  • Throw away any medication that is outdated or no longer needed.
  • Store away from heat and direct light.

 

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