Drug: Asendin (amoxapine)

What is amoxapine (Asendin)? Amoxapine is a tricyclic antidepressants. Amoxapine affects chemicals in the brain that may become unbalanced.Amoxapine is used to treat symptoms of depression, anxiety, or agitation.Amoxapine may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide. Amoxapine 100 mg-WATround, blue, imprinted with 5715, DAN 100Amoxapine 150 mg-WATround, orange, imprinted with 5716, DAN 150Amoxapine 25 mg-WATround, white, imprinted with 5713, DAN 25Amoxapine 50 mg-WATround, red, imprinted with 5714, DAN 50 featuredcontentslider.init({ id: "slider1", contentsource: ["inline", ""], toc: "#increment", nextprev: ["Prev", "Next"], revealtype: "click", enablefade: [true, 0.2], autorotate: [true, 100000], onChange: function(previndex, curindex){ } })

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What are the possible side effects of amoxapine (Asendin)? Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.Report any new or worsening symptoms to your doctor, such as: mood or behavior changes, anxiety, panic attacks, trouble sleeping, or if you feel impulsive, irritable, agitated, hostile, aggressive, restless, hyperactive (mentally or physically), more depressed, or have thoughts about suicide or hurting yourself. Stop taking amoxapine and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:
  • very stiff (rigid) muscles, high fever, sweating, confusion, tremors, feeling like you might pass out;
  • pounding heartbeats or fluttering in your chest;
  • chest pain or heavy feeling, pain spreading to the arm or shoulder, nausea, sweating, general ill feeling;
  • sudden numbness or weakness, especially on one side of the body; or
  • sudden severe headache, confusion, problems with vision, speech, or balance.
Less serious side effects may include:
  • drowsiness, dizziness, headache, tired feeling;
  • feeling restless or nervous;
  • dry mouth, blurred vision;
  • mild nausea, constipation;
  • increased appetite, weight changes;
  • increased sweating; or
  • sleep problems (insomnia), night mares.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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What other drugs will affect amoxapine (Asendin)? Cold or allergy medicine, sedatives, narcotic pain medicine, sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, and seizure medication can add to sleepiness caused by amoxapine. Tell your doctor if you regularly use any of these medicines, or any other antidepressants.Before taking amoxapine, tell your doctor if you have used an "SSRI" antidepressant in the past 5 weeks, such as citalopram (Celexa), escitalopram (Lexapro), fluoxetine (Prozac, Sarafem), fluvoxamine (Luvox), paroxetine (Paxil), or sertraline (Zoloft).Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
  • bupropion (Wellbutrin, Zyban);
  • cimetidine (Tagamet);
  • duloxetine (Cymbalta);
  • St. John's wort;
  • terbinafine (Lamisil); or
  • heart rhythm medications such as flecainide (Tambocor), propafenone (Rythmol), or quinidine (Quin-G).
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with amoxapine. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.

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What happens if I overdose (Asendin)? Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222. An overdose of amoxapine can be fatal.Overdose symptoms may include seizure (convulsions) or coma.

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