Amoxapine

Prescription Required



  • Manufactured by: Jan Aushadhi
  • Storage: Store at room temperature


Amoxapine Information



Amoxapine Benefits & Uses

Amoxapine is used to treat the following -

Main Benefits

Other Benefits

Amoxapine Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage
Adult
  • Disease: Depression
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 100 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 3 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
Geriatric
  • Disease: Depression
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 50 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 3 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor


Amoxapine Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Amoxapine is used -

Severe

  • Seizures (uncontrollable jerking of limbs)

Moderate

Mild

  • Sleepiness
  • Weight gain
  • Dry Mouth
  • Drowsiness
  • Paresthesia

Unknown

  • Abnormal voluntary movements
  • Difficulty urinating
  • Parkinsonism
  • Dystonia

Amoxapine Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Amoxapine safe for pregnant women?


    Amoxapine has little to no side effects in pregnant women.

    Mild
  • Is the use of Amoxapine safe during breastfeeding?


    Side effects of Amoxapine for breastfeeding are little to none, so you can take it without doctor's advice.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Amoxapine on the Kidneys?


    There may be some severe side effects of Amoxapine on your kidney. Do not take it unless a doctor says so.

    Severe
  • What is the effect of Amoxapine on the Liver?


    Very few cases of side effects of Amoxapine on the liver have been reported.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Amoxapine on the Heart?


    Amoxapine may have mild side effects on the heart. Most people will never see any effect on the heart.

    Mild


Severe Interaction of Amoxapine with Other Drugs

Amoxapine should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Severe

Moderate



Amoxapine Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Amoxapine unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Amoxapine

  • Is this Amoxapine habit forming or addictive?


    Yes, Amoxapine can get addictive. Consume it only after doctor's advise.

    Yes
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


    You may feel sleepy or tired after taking Amoxapine. So it is best to avoid driving.

    Dangerous
  • Is it safe?


    Yes, but consume Amoxapine only on doctor's advice.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


    Yes, taking Amoxapine can treat mental disorders.

    Yes

Amoxapine Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Amoxapine


    Due to the absence of research, it is difficult to say how Amoxapine and food will interact.

    Unknown
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Amoxapine


    Consult your doctor before consuming alcohol while taking Amoxapine as it can have severe side effects.

    Severe


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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience


References

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Amoxapine

KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 460



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