DOXEPIN HYDROCHLORIDE- doxepin hydrochloride tablet
Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Doxepin Hydrochloride Tablets
(dox′ e pin)
Read this Medication Guide before you start taking doxepin hydrochloride tablets and each time you get a refill. There may be new information. This information does not take the place of talking to your healthcare provider about your medical condition or treatment.
What is the most important information I should know about doxepin hydrochloride tablets?
After taking doxepin hydrochloride tablets, you may get up out of bed while not being fully awake and do an activity that you do not know you are doing. The next morning, you may not remember that you did anything during the night. You have a higher chance for doing these activities if you drink alcohol or take other medicines that make you sleepy with doxepin hydrochloride tablets. Reported activities include:
Call your healthcare provider right away if you find out that you have done any of the above activities after taking doxepin hydrochloride tablets.
1. Take doxepin hydrochloride tablets exactly as prescribed
2. Do not take doxepin hydrochloride tablets:
What are doxepin hydrochloride tablets?
Doxepin hydrochloride tablets are a hypnotic (sleep) medicine that is used to treat people who have trouble staying asleep.
Who should not take doxepin hydrochloride tablets?
Do not take doxepin hydrochloride tablets if you:
Talk to your healthcare provider before taking this medicine if you have any of these conditions.
It is not known if doxepin hydrochloride tablets are safe and effective in children.
What should I tell my healthcare provider before taking doxepin hydrochloride tablets?
Before you take doxepin hydrochloride tablets, tell your healthcare provider if you:
Tell your doctor about all of the medicines you take including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins and herbal supplements.
Doxepin hydrochloride tablets and other medicines may affect each other causing side effects. Doxepin hydrochloride tablets may affect the way other medicines work, and other medicines may affect how doxepin hydrochloride tablets work. Especially tell your healthcare provider if you take:
Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure if your medicine is one that is listed above.
Know the medicines you take. Keep a list of your medicines with you to show your doctor and pharmacist each time you get a new medicine.
How should I take doxepin hydrochloride tablets?
What should I avoid while taking doxepin hydrochloride tablets?
You may still feel drowsy the next day after taking doxepin hydrochloride tablets. Do not drive or do other dangerous activities after taking doxepin hydrochloride tablets until you feel fully awake.
What are the possible side effects of doxepin hydrochloride tablets?
Doxepin hydrochloride tablets can cause serious side effects including:
The most common side effect of doxepin hydrochloride tablets is drowsiness or tiredness.
Tell your healthcare provider if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.
These are not all the possible side effects of doxepin hydrochloride tablets. For more information ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
How should I store doxepin hydrochloride tablets?
General Information about doxepin hydrochloride tablets
Medicines are sometimes prescribed for purposes other than those listed in a Medication Guide. Do not use doxepin hydrochloride tablets for a condition for which they were not prescribed. Do not share doxepin hydrochloride tablets with other people, even if you think they have the same symptoms that you have. They may harm them.
This Medication Guide summarizes the most important information about doxepin hydrochloride tablets. If you would like more information, talk with your healthcare provider. You can ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist for information about doxepin hydrochloride tablets that is written for healthcare professionals.
For more information, contact Mylan at 1-877-446-3679 (1-877-4-INFO-RX).
What are the ingredients in doxepin hydrochloride tablets?
Active Ingredient: doxepin hydrochloride
Inactive Ingredients: Microcrystalline cellulose, colloidal silicon dioxide, and magnesium stearate. The 3 mg tablet also contains FD&C Blue No. 1. The 6 mg tablet also contains FD&C Yellow No. 10 and FD&C Blue No. 1.
This Medication Guide has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Morgantown, WV 26505 U.S.A.