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Generic: amoxapine
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It is used to treat depression.
               



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What is this medicine?

AMOXAPINE (a MOX a peen) is used to treat depression.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
  • difficulty passing urine
  • glaucoma
  • heart disease or recent heart attack
  • kidney disease
  • liver disease
  • Parkinson's disease
  • seizures
  • suicidal thoughts or family history of suicide
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to amoxapine, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast- feeding

How should I use this medicine?

Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed. Do not stop taking this medicine suddenly except upon the advice of your doctor. Stopping this medicine too quickly may cause serious side effects or your condition may worsen.

A special MedGuide will be given to you by the pharmacist with each prescription and refill. Be sure to read this information carefully each time.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this medicine may be prescribed for children as young as 16 years of age for selected conditions, precautions do apply.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.

What may interact with this medicine?

Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:
  • certain antibiotics like grepafloxacin, sparfloxacin
  • cisapride
  • cocaine
  • droperidol
  • halofantrine
  • levomethadyl
  • linezolid
  • MAOIs like Carbex, Eldepryl, Marplan, Nardil, and Parnate
  • maprotiline
  • medicines to control heart rhythm
  • methylene blue
  • phenothiazines like chlorpromazine, mesoridazine, prochlorperazine, thioridazine
  • pimozide
  • procarbazine
  • St. John's Wort
  • ziprasidone

This medicine may also interact with the following medications:

  • barbiturates, like phenobarbital
  • cimetidine
  • medicines for mental depression

               
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