Spectra (10 mg) Capsule Side Effects and usage

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Spectra (10 mg) - Doxepin- Capsule is manufactured by Solus (Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd) and the main constituent generic drug is Doxepin- 10 mg.

Spectra (10 mg) Capsule Medicine Side effects and usage

Side Effects

Impaired alertness, nervousness, tremor, insomnia, orthostatic hypotension, fatigue, ataxia, epileptiform seizures, jaundice.
change in libido, impotence, gynaecomastia, galactorrhoea.
Drowsiness, dry mouth/lips, headache, dizziness, taste disturbances, nausea, anxiety and fever.
Local reactions include burning or stinging at the site of application, pruritus/eczema flare-ups dryness/tightness of skin, paresthesia, oedema, scaling, cracking.

Indications

Depression.
Topically for the short term (up to 8 days) management of moderate pruritus in patients with atopic dermatitis and lichen simplex chronicus.

Contra Indications

It is not recommended for children below twelve years.
Epilepsy, Urine retention with enlarged prostate.
Hepatic impairment.
Hypersensitivity.
Untreated narrow angle glaucoma.
Lactation, neonates (topical application).

Caution

Pregnancy, suicidal tendencies, may potentiate action of other CNS depressants.
Treatment with anticholinergics or sympathomimetics, concurrent electro convulsive therapy, glaucoma.
Effect of alcohol can be potentiated in patients using doxepin cream.
It should not be used ophthalmically, orally or intravaginally.
May impair ability to drive or operate machinery.

Cost

The cost of the drug per 1 Capsule is Rs.4.14 in India as of date.

Formulation

Spectra (10 mg) Capsule mainly contains the generic formulation called as Doxepin- 10 mg.

Spectra (10 mg) Capsule Medicine Generics

Medicine Name: Spectra (10 mg) Capsule
Manufacturer: Solus (Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd)
Generic Molecule: Doxepin

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