Spectra 25 (Doxepin) is a tricyclic antidepressant used to treat depression. It works by acting on the neurotransmitters in the brain. To medical experts, this medicine is referred to as a dibenzoxepin tricyclic compound and they have indicated that its psychotherapeutic benefits are derived from the prevention of the reuptake of noradrenaline. This in turn prevents the deactivation of noradrenaline helping to ensure that any noradrenaline released from the nerve cells in the brain continue to exhibit positive effects on the moods of the patient.
Since this medicine can make patients drowsy and sleepy, it is often used to treat depression associated with anxiety and difficulty sleeping. Beside, maniac-depressive disorders, psychiatric problems and nervousness caused by alcoholism are also treated with this drug.
How to use Spectra
It is crucial to adhere to the instructions given to you by the prescribing doctor or physician. Do not alter the structure of the capsules, meaning that you consume them whole with plenty of water. The dosage may be changed by the doctor to improve results. Do not take more than the prescribed pills in an effort to speed up the results.
The doctor will need to conduct a medical evaluation of your condition before you start using Spectra 25 (Doxepin). Later, a tailored dosage to suit your condition will be given to you by the prescribing doctor. Follow the instructions until you consume the required number of pills for the desired results to be achieved. Adults treating a mild depression may start out with 25mg per day and depending on the response, the dose may be increased for the maintenance treatment. Those with moderate depression may start with 75mg broken down to 1 to 3 doses a day.
Spectra Side Effects
Using Spectra 25 (Doxepin) to treat depression and other related conditions has some side effects to the patients including breast inflammation, reduction in sex drive, blurring of the eyesight, tiredness, dizziness and unusual weight gain. Your doctor should be promptly notified of all side effects as soon as they are noticeable. More serious side effects such as spasms affecting the jaw muscles, shaking all over, difficulty walking and others not mentioned here require immediate medical attention.
If you notice worsening of your condition or other sudden changes in your moods, visit the doctor for advice. Immediately ceasing treatment can result to adverse withdrawal symptoms. Therefore, to avert such symptoms, your doctor will reduce your dosage gradually. Seek immediate medical care if you suffer from allergic reactions indicated by symptoms such as hives, skin rashes, swelling of limbs and the face, and having trouble swallowing and breathing.
Following the dosage for Spectra 25 (Doxepin) e instructed by the physician will go a long into helping you recover from depression and other related symptoms. The dosage will depend on the status of your health, your medical history, and the severity of the condition being treated. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, using other medications, suffering from other conditions, suffering from any allergies, or whether you are using supplements, vitamins, and herbal products.