Doxepin Hydrochloride is used as the main active ingredient in medications to treat conditions like depression and anxiety. This active component is a derivative and tricyclic antidepressant with antipruritic and sedative activities. It restricts the reuptake of norepinephrine and serotonin into presynaptic terminals so as to longer availability of the monoaminergic neurotransmitters. It also has antagonistic effects on histamine adrenergic, and muscarinic receptors.
Class of Drugs – Tricyclic antidepressants
Molecular Formula – C19H22ClNO
Molecular Weight - 315.8 g/mol
Working: The exact working of this medicine is not known. But it is believed that it may work to treat depression or anxiety by blocking the brain from reabsorbing norepinephrine. It is a chemical messenger that affects the mood. This action increases the levels of norepinephrine in the body, which helps improve the mood.
Uses: This mentioned medication is indicated for the treatment of mental/mood problems such as depression and anxiety. Doxepin Hydrochloride also improves the mood and feelings of well-being, relieves anxiety and tension, help to sleep better, and increases the energy level.
Doxepin Hydrochloride is a member of a class of medications called tricyclic antidepressants that affect the balance of certain natural chemicals like neurotransmitters in the brain.
Popular Brands and Dosages: Most of the popular brand medicines used above active ingredient to treat condition like depression. These are as follows;
- Sinequan: 10 mg, 25 mg, and 75 mg
- Remeron: 10 mg, 25 mg, and 75 mg
- Anafranil:10 mg, 25 mg, and 75 mg
- Dothiepin:10 mg, 25 mg, and 75 mg
Avoid driving, using machinery, or doing anything that needs alertness or clear vision after consuming this medicine. Do not consume alcohol, it may cause more dizziness.