Compare Silenor vs. Vivactil
Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.
Doxepin is a non-addictive way to help people stay asleep, but it comes with a list of side effects.
Vivactil (protriptyline) is part of the first choice of medicines for depression, but it can cause problems with your heartbeat and change your sex drive.
- 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.
- Vivactil (protriptyline) is part of the first choice medicines for treating depression.
- Compared to similar medicines, Vivactil (protriptyline) is less likely to make you feel sleepy.
- Available in generic.
- 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.
- Vivactil (protriptyline) can lower your sex drive more than some other similar medicines.
- Because Vivactil (protriptyline) can cause dizziness, people age 65 and older need to take precautions when taking Vivactil (protriptyline).
- Vivactil (protriptyline) can worsen heart conditions. If you have a history of heart problems, you may need to have regular testing for your heart.
- Alcoholism - Anxiety - Depression Anxiety - Depression Anxiety - Depression - Psychoneurotic personality disorder Insomnia Pruritus (Moderate)
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- Higher risk of suicide
- Under age 24
- Possible bipolar disorder
- Heart problems
- History of heart disease
- Overactive thyroid
- Higher risk of seizures
- History of seizures
- Changes in blood pressure
- High blood pressure