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Dox (Dd Pharma) 10 mg Capsule

Manufactured byD. D. Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd.
ContainsDoxepin
Description

Dox (Dd Pharma) 10 mg Capsule is a sleep medicine used to treat insomnia (trouble falling and staying asleep). It is also used to treat depression and anxiety. It is used as a cream to relieve skin itching caused by skin conditions such as eczema.

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Substitutes

List of substitutes for Dox (Dd Pharma) 10 mg Capsule

Doxin 10 mg Capsule
Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
Spectra 10 mg Capsule
Strides Shasun Ltd.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Dox (Dd Pharma) 10 mg Capsule

  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Headache
  • Confusion
  • Tremors
  • Increased heartbeat
  • Skin rash
  • Indigestion
  • Altered sense of taste
  • Loss of appetite
  • Constipation
  • Dry mouth
  • Blurred vision
  • Hypotension
  • Nausea
  • Burning or stinging sensation at application site

Uses of Dox (Dd Pharma) 10 mg Capsule

What is it prescribed for?

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Pruritus
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The antidepressant effect of this medicine can be observed within 2 to 3 weeks.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Consumption of alcohol is not recommended while taking this medicine since the combination increases the risk of severe side effects. These side effects may include dizziness, blurred vision, sweating, and muscle stiffness. It is advised that you do not perform any activities that require high mental alertness like driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you consume alcohol during treatment with this medicine.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit forming tendencies were reported.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. Discuss all the risks and benefits with your doctor before taking this medicine.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. Your doctor may prescribe a safer alternative based on the clinical condition. If the medicine is used, the infant should be monitored closely for any adverse effects. If Dox (Dd Pharma) 10 mg Capsule cream is used, care should be taken that the infant does not come in contact with the cream and does not swallow it.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to doxepin or any other components present along with it.

Glaucoma

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known history of narrow-angle glaucoma due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition.

Urinary retention

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a history of urinary retention due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. Discuss all the risks and benefits with your doctor before taking this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. Your doctor may prescribe a safer alternative based on the clinical condition. If the medicine is used, the infant should be monitored closely for any adverse effects. If Dox (Dd Pharma) 10 mg Capsule cream is used, care should be taken that the infant does not come in contact with the cream and does not swallow it.
General warnings

Sedation

Use of this medicine may cause moderate to severe sedation and impairment of physical abilities. It is advised that you do not perform any activities that require high mental alertness like driving a vehicle or operating machinery during treatment with this medicine.

Suicidal tendencies

This medicine should be used with caution due to the increased risk of suicidal tendencies. This risk is especially higher in young patients. Patients should be closely monitored for any change in mood or behavior. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition.

Liver disease

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a history of liver diseases or active liver diseases due to the increased risk of severe side effects. Appropriate dose adjustments should be done based on the clinical condition.

Psychosis

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a history of psychotic disorders due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Patients should be closely monitored for any change in mood or behavior. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition.

Pediatrics

The safety and efficacy of this medicine have not been clinically established in children.

Drowsiness

This medicine may cause drowsiness. It is recommended that you do not perform any activities that require high mental alertness like driving a vehicle or operating machinery while taking this medicine.

Missed Dose

Tablet and capsule: If a dose of Dox (Dd Pharma) 10 mg Capsule is missed, take the dose as soon as you remember it. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next dose. Do not double the dose to make up for the missed one. Cream: Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember it. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and apply the next dose. Do not apply extra cream to make up for the missed dose.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

N/A

Instructions

Consumption of alcohol is not recommended while taking this medicine since the combination increases the risk of severe side effects. These side effects may include dizziness, blurred vision, sweating, and muscle stiffness. It is advised that you do not perform any activities that require high mental alertness like driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you consume alcohol during treatment with this medicine.
Interaction with Medicine

Gatifloxacin

Linezolid

Ondansetron

Cimetidine

Monoamine oxidase inhibitors

Disease interactions

Pheochromocytoma

This medicine should be administered with extreme caution in patients suffering from pheochromocytoma due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Close monitoring of vital signs is recommended for such patients. Appropriate dose adjustments may be necessary based on the clinical condition.

Seizure disorders

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a history of seizure disorder due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Appropriate dose adjustments should be done based on the clinical condition.

Cardiovascular disease

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a history of cardiovascular diseases due to the increased risk of severe side effects. These side effects may include an increased heart rate, arrhythmias, fluctuations in blood pressure, heart attack, and stroke. Close monitoring of heart function and vital signs is recommended for such patients. Appropriate dose adjustments may be necessary based on the clinical condition.

Diabetes

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with diabetes due to the increased risk of fluctuations in blood sugar levels. Close monitoring of blood glucose levels is recommended for such patients.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Tablet and capsule: Take Dox (Dd Pharma) 10 mg Capsule exactly as instructed by the doctor. Do not take larger amounts than prescribed. Seek emergency medical treatment in case of any severe side effects. Ensure that the course of treatment is completed. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor. Cream: Apply Dox (Dd Pharma) 10 mg Capsule as instructed by the doctor. Do not apply in larger amounts than prescribed. Seek emergency medical treatment in case of any severe side effects. Do not use this cream for more than 8 days.
Miscelleneous

Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Causes sleepiness

How it works
Dox (Dd Pharma) 10 mg Capsule works by decreasing the actions of histamine in the brain. This helps in inducing sleep. It also works by increasing the amounts of certain natural substances in the brain which help in maintaining mental balance and reducing anxiety and depression. Dox (Dd Pharma) 10 mg Capsule cream works by decreasing the actions of histamine locally and this reduces the skin itching.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Unknown

Classification

Category

Tricyclic antidepressants, Anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics, Topical antihistamines

Schedule

Schedule H

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