Who should not take Doxepin HCL Capsule?

The following conditions are contraindicated with this drug. Check with your physician if you have any of the following:


  • overactive thyroid gland
  • manic-depression
  • suicidal thoughts
  • alcoholism
  • closed angle glaucoma
  • heart attack within the last 30 days
  • torsades de pointes
  • a type of abnormal heart rhythm
  • prolonged QT interval on EKG
  • abnormal heart rhythm
  • abnormal EKG with QT changes from birth
  • orthostatic hypotension
  • a form of low blood pressure
  • severe liver disease
  • enlarged prostate
  • seizures
  • sleep apnea
  • an inability to completely empty the bladder
  • a patient who is producing milk and breastfeeding
  • chronic idiopathic constipation
  • complex sleep behaviors like eating or driving while asleep
  • CYP2D6 poor metabolizer
  • CYP2C19 poor metabolizer
  • risk of angle-closure glaucoma due to narrow angle of anterior chamber of eye

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