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Who should not take Doxepin?

Doxepin may adversely affect other medical conditions. You should provide your doctor with a complete medical history, including:

  • prostate problems
  • urination problems
  • glaucoma
  • heart condition
  • liver disease
  • kidney disease
  • diabetes
  • hyperthyroidism
  • blood conditions
  • mental disorders
  • mood disorders
  • suicidal thoughts
  • seizures
  • alcoholism

It is important to tell your doctor if you are breastfeeding, pregnant or plan to become pregnant. The FDA has classified doxepin as a pregnancy Category C drug, meaning there is insufficient studies to determine whether doxepin is harmful to a developing fetus or animal studies have shown harm to growing fetuses. A woman should discuss with her doctor the benefits from the medication and the risks of potential harm to her fetus before taking doxepin. There is conclusive evidence that doxepin is passed through a mother's breast milk and presents a definite danger to her baby. Woman should not breastfeed while taking doxepin.

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