Sinequan – See Related Topics

Sinequan (doxepin) is a topical or oral drug. In a topical cream form, it is used to treat the itchy sensation that accompanies conditions such as chronic hives, atopic dermatitis, and lichen simplex chronicus. The antihistamine properties of Sinequan help alleviate the itchiness and provide relief from these conditions.

As an oral medication, Sinequan is a TCA tricyclic antidepressant drug, primarily used to treat depression, insomnia, and anxiety. TCAs work for people by affecting their central nervous system (CNS). They work specifically on two neurotransmitters – norepinephrine and serotonin in the brain, causing an increase of each and thereby elevating the user’s mood. Additionally, Sinequan is particularly effective at helping to decrease and control anxiety and depression often found with the withdrawal symptoms of recovering alcoholics.

Sinequan is not recommended for adolescents as there have been instances of it increasing suicidal thoughts. Additionally, people taking MAOI (monoamine oxidase) antidepressants are discouraged from using this drug as adverse reactions can occur. As a TCA drug that affects the brain, Sinequan has serious side effects that need to be watched for. These can include aggression, hostility, panic attacks, hyperactivity, depression, hostility, impulsive actions, anxiety, and insomnia.

This drug is not seen as being physically addictive, but users can form a psychological addiction. Their concern centers on the feeling that without using this drug, their well-being may return to a less desirable state – like that which was encountered prior to beginning use of Sinequan.

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Sinequan Related Topics

Sinequan (Doxepine) Mixing It and AlcoholDoxepin was invented in the early 1950s during the explosion in pharmacological research that was happening at that time. Today, tricyclic antidepressants like Sinequan have largely been replaced by the use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs).