Side effects of Doxepin hat you need to monitor carefully

This article will help you know about the side effects of Doxepin that you need to monitor carefully and call medical help in case of emergency.

Anticholinergic Effects
·         Constipation
·         Urinary retention
·         Blurred vision
·         Dry mouth
If the above side effects do not subside with regular therapy or become serious, your doctor may reduce the dosage of Doxepin.
CNS effects
Drowsiness is the most common side effect observed in patients. This effect disappears as the patient starts receiving the therapy. Other CNS side effects that do not occur quite often are
·         Hallucinations
·         Hypertension
·         Cardiovascular effects
·         Hypotension
·         Tachycardia
Allergic effects
·         Edema
·         Skin rash
·         Pruritus
·         Photosensitization
Hematologic
Eosinophillia is seen in a few patients. Occasional reports of depression of bone marrow are exhibited as purpura, leukpenia, thrombocytopenia, and agranulocytosis.
·         Endocrine
·         Raised libido
·         Gynecomastia (in males)
·         Testicular swelling
·         Enlargement of breasts
·         Galactorrhea (in females)
·         Increase or decrease in blood sugar levels
Gastrointestinal
·         Vomiting
·         Nausea
·         Taste disturbances
·         Indigestion
·         Diarrhea
·         Anorexia
Other side effects are
·         Dizziness
·         Weight gain
·         Chills
·         Weakness
·         Fatigue
·         Dizziness
·         Flushing
·         Alopecia
·         Jaundice
·         Angle closure glaucoma
·         Hyperpyrexia
·         Asthma
·         Sweating
·         Tinnitus
·         Headache
·          Mydriasis
Major side effects are
·         Stomach or abdominal pain
·         Bleeding gums
·         Canker sores
·         Chills
·         Chest pain
·         Blood in stools or urine
·         Convulsions
·         Dark urine
·         Decreased urine volume
·         Hoarseness or cough
·         Pale or cool skin
·         Cold sweats
·         Depression
·         Drooling
·         Breathing difficulty
·         Urinating difficulty
·         Dry, flushed skin
·         Fever
·         Irritability
·         Nightmares
·         Noisy breathing
·         Restlessness
·         Shuffling walk
·         Slurred speech
·         Vomiting blood
·         Yellow skin or eyes
·         Trembling, unsteadiness or problems with muscle coordination or control
·         Unusual bruising or bleeding
·         Stupor
·         Swollen glands
Common side effects are
·         Feeling tired, drowsy or dizzy
·         Vomiting, constipation, nausea
·         Blurred vision, dry mouth
·         Decreased interest in sex
·         Breast swelling in females and males
Frequency not known
·         Agitation
·         Insomnia
·         Sweating
·         Anxiety
·         Headache
·         Confusion, parenthesis
·         Sexual dysfunction
·         Skin rash
·         Lethargy, weakness, fatigue or sedation
Symptoms of overdose
·         Disturbed concentration
·         Clumsiness
·         Enlarged pupils
·         Muscle aches
·         Shivering
·         Sleepiness
·         Weight gain
·         Feeble or weak pulse
·         Low body temperature
·         Muscle weakness
·         Excessive unconsciousness
Occurrence not known
·         Heartburn
·         Diarrhea
·         Severe sunburn
·         Inability to have erection or keep erection
·         Loss in sexual drive, desire, ability or performance
·         Increased sexual drive, desire, ability or performance
·         Increased skin sensitivity to sunlight
·         Swollen testicles
·         Unexpected flow of milk from breasts
·         Weight loss
·         Discoloration or redness of skin
·         Gas in stomach
·         Change in taste
·         Hair thinning or hair loss

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