DOXEPIN HYDROCHLORIDE - doxepin hydrochloride capsule
Alembic Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Antidepressant Medicines, Depression and other Serious Mental Illnesses, and Suicidal Thoughts or Actions
Read the Medication Guide that comes with you or your family member’s antidepressant medicine. This Medication Guide is only about the risk of suicidal thoughts and actions with antidepressant medicines.
Talk to your, or your family member’s, healthcare provider about:
What is the most important information I should know about antidepressant medicines, depression and other serious mental illnesses, and suicidal thoughts or actions?
1. Antidepressant medicines may increase suicidal thoughts or actions in some children, teenagers, and young adults within the first few months of treatment.
2. Depression and other serious mental illnesses are the most important causes of suicidal thoughts and actions. Some people may have a particularly high risk of having suicidal thoughts or actions. These include people who have (or have a family history of) bipolar illness (also called manic-depressive illness) or suicidal thoughts or actions.
3. How can I watch for and try to prevent suicidal thoughts and actions in myself or a family member?
Call a healthcare provider right away if you or your family member has any of the following symptoms, especially if they are new, worse, or worry you:
|• thoughts about suicide or dying||• an extreme increase in activity and talking (mania) other unusual changes in behavior or mood|
|• attempts to commit suicide|
|• new or worse depression|
|• new or worse anxiety||• Visual problems|
|• feeling very agitated or restless||• eye pain|
|• panic attacks||• changes in vision|
|• trouble sleeping (insomnia)|| • swelling or redness in or around the eye
Only some people are at risk for these problems. You may want to undergo an eye examination to see if you are at risk and receive preventative
treatment if you are.
|• new or worse irritability|
|• acting aggressive, being angry, or violent|
|• acting on dangerous impulses|
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
What else do I need to know about antidepressant medicines?
This Medication Guide has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for all antidepressants.
For more information call Alembic Pharmaceuticals Limited at 1-866-210-9797.
Medication Guide available at http://www.alembicusa.com/medicationguide.aspx or call 1-866-210-9797.
Alembic Pharmaceuticals Limited
Panelav 389350, Gujarat, India
Alembic Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Bedminster, NJ 07921, USA
Dispense with Medication Guide available at: http://www.alembicusa.com/medicationguide.aspx