AMOXAPINE (Oral) (Tablet)

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AMOXAPINE (Oral) (Tablet) Drug and Prescription Information

AMOXAPINE (Oral) (Tablet)

AMOXAPINE (Oral) (Tablet) Medication Classification

AMOXAPINE (By mouth)

AMOXAPINE (Oral) (Tablet) Brandname

AMOXAPINE (Oral) (Tablet) is used for the Treatment

Amoxapine (a-MOX-a-peen) Treats depression. This medicine is a tricyclic antidepressant.

When To Not Use AMOXAPINE (Oral) (Tablet)

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to amoxapine or to any other tricyclic antidepressant medicine for depression (such as amitriptyline, imipramine, Aventyl®, Elavil®, Norpramin®, Tofranil®, Vivactil®). You should not use this medicine if you have had a recent heart attack or have taken an MAO inhibitor (Eldepryl®, Marplan®, Nardil®, Parnate®) in the past 14 days.

How Should You Use AMOXAPINE (Oral) (Tablet)


  • Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to take and how often. Do not take more medicine or take it more often than your doctor tells you to.
  • You may take your medicine with food or milk to avoid stomach upset.
  • If you are using amoxapine for depression, it may take up to 3 weeks before you start to feel better.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • If you miss a dose or forget to take your medicine, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to take the medicine and skip the missed dose.
  • Do not use extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.
  • If you take this medicine only at bedtime, do not take a missed dose in the morning without asking your doctor.

Proper AMOXAPINE (Oral) (Tablet) Storage

Store AMOXAPINE (Oral) (Tablet) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep AMOXAPINE (Oral) (Tablet) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using AMOXAPINE (Oral) (Tablet)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are also using amprenavir (Agenerase®), bepridil (Vascor®), halofantrine (Halfan®), pimozide (Orap®), procarbazine (Matulane®), antibiotics (such as Avelox®, Tequin®), blood thinners (Coumadin®, warfarin), medicine for heart rhythm problems (such as Betapace®, Corvert®, Tikosyn®), medicine for high blood pressure (such as Catapres®, Clorpres®, Combipres®), or pain medicine (such as Acupan®, Ultram®).
  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are using any medicines that make you sleepy (such as sleeping pills, cold and allergy medicine, narcotic pain relievers, or sedatives).
  • Do not drink alcohol while you are taking this medicine.

AMOXAPINE (Oral) (Tablet) Warnings

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have heart problems, seizures, glaucoma, kidney disease, liver disease, asthma, overactive thyroid, or problems with urination.
  • Do not stop using this medicine suddenly without asking your doctor. You may need to slowly decrease your dose before stopping it completely.
  • This medicine may make you dizzy or drowsy. Avoid driving, using machines, or doing anything else that could be dangerous if you are not alert.
  • This medicine may make your skin more sensitive to sunlight. Use a sunscreen when you are outdoors. Avoid sunlamps and tanning beds.

AMOXAPINE (Oral) (Tablet) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Change in how much or how often you urinate
  • Fast or pounding heartbeat
  • Fever, sweating, confusion, irregular heartbeat, muscle stiffness
  • Lightheadedness or fainting, shallow breathing
  • Problems with balance or walking
  • Seizures
  • Skin rash
  • Uncontrollable muscle movements or twitching
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Blurred vision
  • Constipation
  • Dry mouth
  • Trouble sleeping

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