Compare Dalmane vs. amoxapine

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Dalmane
(flurazepam)

Asendin
(amoxapine)

Helps you fall asleep. Dalmane (flurazepam) helps you fall asleep, but its effect can carry over to the next day and be addictive.Stabilizes your mood. While Asendin (amoxapine) can treat depression, you have to take it several times a day and it can make you feel sleepy.
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Side effects
Dalmaneamoxapine

The Dalmane FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.

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  • Drowsiness or fatigue 14%
  • Dry mouth 14%
  • Constipation 12%
  • Vision changes 7%
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How it works
Dalmaneamoxapine
Dalmane (flurazepam) is a benzodiazepine. It activates the part of your brain for resting and digesting.Asendin (amoxapine) is a tricyclic antidepressant. It increases the activity of serotonin and norepinephrine in your brain which regulate your mood.
Type of medication
Dalmaneamoxapine
Prescription onlyPrescription only
Available as
Dalmaneamoxapine
  • Capsule
  • Pill
Used for
Dalmaneamoxapine
Risk factors for serious side effects
Dalmaneamoxapine
  • Alcohol
  • Taking narcotics, tranquilizers or antihistamines
  • Women
  • Over age 65
Detailed Dalmane (flurazepam) risks & warnings »
  • People under age 24
  • Glaucoma
  • Taking antidepressants
  • Taking opioids for pain relief or medicines for anxiety
  • Over age 65
Detailed Asendin (amoxapine) risks & warnings »
Pregnancy

Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

Alcohol
Dalmaneamoxapine
  • Can be dangerous if combined with alcohol or narcotics.
No alcohol related info.
Food
Dalmaneamoxapine
No food related info.
  • Take Asendin (amoxapine) with food to avoid stomach upset.
Sleep
Dalmaneamoxapine
  • People taking Dalmane (flurazepam) for sleep have reported having difficulty concentrating the next day, and have problems driving or operating machinery. Talk to your doctor if this is a problem.
  • Can make you feel sleepy and unable to concentrate the next day. This hangover effect is especially worse for women and elderly.
  • You can feel very tired or sleepy. Don't drive or do anything that requires concentration until you know how it affects you.
Upsides and benefits
Dalmaneamoxapine
  • Dalmane (flurazepam) works 15-30 minutes after taking it.
  • Dalmane (flurazepam) is available in generic.
  • Asendin (amoxapine) can be used to treat more severe forms of depression.
  • Compared to similar medicines, Asendin (amoxapine) improves the mood in depression more quickly.
  • Asendin (amoxapine) is available as generic.
Downsides and risks
Dalmaneamoxapine
  • Can make you feel sleepy and unable to concentrate the next day. This hangover effect is especially worse for women and elderly.
  • Should only be used short-term because it can be addicting.
  • Can cause sleep-walking or other sleep-related activities that you may not remember doing the next day.
  • Asendin (amoxapine) is not a first choice medicine for depression because of side effects.
  • In some people, Asendin (amoxapine) can stop working as early as 2-3 months after you start taking it.
  • Not recommended in older people, children under 16, or people who've had a history of seizures.
Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
Dalmaneamoxapine
  • Can be dangerous if combined with alcohol or narcotics.
  • Effect lasts long and may carry into the next morning. Take Dalmane (flurazepam) only if you expect to be in bed for full 7-8 hours.
  • Can cause rebound insomnia if you stop taking it, especially if you've been on it for a while.
  • Can cause sleep walking or doing other behaviors while asleep. Talk to your doctor right away if this happens.
  • You can feel very tired or sleepy. Don't drive or do anything that requires concentration until you know how it affects you.
  • You might not notice any changes in your mood for at least a few weeks.
  • Take Asendin (amoxapine) with food to avoid stomach upset.
  • You're more likely to be dehydrated and constipated. Drink plenty of fluids and be careful not to get overheated if you're out in the sun.
  • Don't stop taking Asendin (amoxapine) without talking to your doctor. Stopping Asendin (amoxapine) suddenly can be very dangerous.
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