Is Dothep safe?

Is Dothep safe?

Due to its toxicity in overdose, DOTHEP should only be used in patients intolerant of or unresponsive to alternative treatment options (See Section 4.9. Overdose). Dothiepin is associated with high mortality in overdose. There is a low margin of safety between the (maximum) therapeutic dose and potentially fatal doses.

Can Dosulepin cause heart problems?

Patients who have taken dosulepin (dothiepin) have a significantly increased risk of ischaemic heart disease, a general practice based case-control study has found (Hippisley-Cox and colleagues, p 666).

Can u overdose on doxepin?

Doxepin overdose occurs when someone takes more than the normal or recommended amount of this medicine, either by accident or on purpose. Toxic level of a TCA can build up in the body if the TCA and other medicines interact. This interaction can affect how well the body can break down the TCA.

How much Dosulepin is fatal?

Doses of 750 mg in adults (ten 75mg tablets) have been associated with fatalities. The risk of overdose can also extend to others in the household of the person for whom the drug is prescribed.

Does Dosulepin cause dementia?

Anticholinergics for depression, such as amitriptyline, dosulepin, and paroxetine, have previously been linked to higher risk of dementia, even when they were used up to 20 years beforehand. Some studies have also suggested that use of any anticholinergic is linked to raised risk of dementia.

How much dosulepin is fatal?

Does dosulepin cause dementia?

Is 300 mg of doxepin too much?

The usual dosage range is 75 to 150 mg per day. For severe depression, your doctor may increase your dosage to 300 mg per day. For very mild depression, dosage as low as 25 to 50 mg per day may be used. Maximum dosage: 300 mg per day.

What are the side effects of too much doxepin?

Symptoms of overdose

  • Clumsiness.
  • disturbed concentration.
  • drowsiness.
  • enlarged pupils.
  • increased or excessive unconscious or jerking movements.
  • low body temperature.
  • muscle aches.
  • muscle weakness.

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