Compare amoxapine vs. Silenor
Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.
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.
Helps you relax, and sleep.
Doxepin is a non-addictive way to help people stay asleep, but it comes with a list of side effects.
- 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.
- In a clinical trial Doxepin was able to significantly improve sleep quality.
- Doxepin helps improve your appetite, energy level, and sense of well-being, which increases your interests.
- Once your body gets used to Doxepin, most of the side effects go away.
- Doxepin comes in a generic form, so it is pretty cheap.
- Doxepin is not addictive.
- 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.
- Some people taking Doxepin walk, drive, eat, and have sex while sleeping. Be sure to tell your doctor if this happens to you.
- Doxepin can increase your appetite, leading to weight gain.
- Taking Doxepin can make emptying your bladder difficult.
- Some people have suicidal thoughts when taking Doxepin.
- Doxepin can interact with many different medications, vitamins, and alternative treatments.
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4possible side effects
- Drowsiness or fatigue14%
- Dry mouth14%
- Vision changes7%
The Silenor (Doxepin) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
Risks and risk factors
- Increased risk of suicide
- People under age 24
- Vision changes
- Difficulty controlling movements
- Neuroleptic malignant syndrome
- Taking antidepressants
- Slowed breathing
- Taking opioids for pain relief or medicines for anxiety
- Anticholinergic effects/Dehydration
- Over age 65
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