Doxepin vs Xanax

Doxepin
(Rx)
Xanax
(Rx)
Doxepin is a sleep medication.
Xanax is an anxiety medication (benzodiazepine).
Satisfaction Score
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3.9
Very Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.9
Very Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Anxiety
3.2
Concern level
1.9
Helpfulness
for Anxiety
2.6
Concern level
1.3
Approval Date
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Not Available
October 16, 1981
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
12,525 Discussions
614,542 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Anxiety
#2 for Depression
#3 for Insomnia
Doxepin is prescribed for Depression, Anxiety and Insomnia and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Anxiety
#2 for Depression
#4 for Panic Attacks
#5 for Insomnia
#6 for Panic
#7 for Seizures
#9 for Dizziness
#10 for Panic Disorder
#11 for GAD
Xanax is prescribed for Anxiety, Depression, Withdrawal Symptoms and Panic Attacks and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Dox
Weight Gain
10
Withdrawal Symptoms
8
Drowsiness
5
Headaches
4
Nausea
3
Hangover
3
Grogginess
3
Migraines
3
Dry Mouth
3
Dizziness
2
Xan
Weakness
2
Weight Gain
2
Euphoria
2
Weight Loss
1
Hallucinations
1
Dry Mouth
1
Blisters
1
Impotence
1
Brain Damage
1
Vivid Dreams
1
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Doxepin
Dox
Xanax
Xan
Weight Gain
Dox
Xan
10
2
Withdrawal Symptoms
Dox
Xan
8
0
Drowsiness
Dox
Xan
5
0
Headaches
Dox
Xan
4
0
Nausea
Dox
Xan
3
0
Hangover
Dox
Xan
3
0
Grogginess
Dox
Xan
3
0
Migraines
Dox
Xan
3
0
Dry Mouth
Dox
Xan
3
1
Dizziness
Dox
Xan
2
0
Weakness
Xan
Dox
2
0
Weight Gain
Xan
Dox
2
10
Euphoria
Xan
Dox
2
0
Weight Loss
Xan
Dox
1
0
Hallucinations
Xan
Dox
1
0
Dry Mouth
Xan
Dox
1
3
Blisters
Xan
Dox
1
0
Impotence
Xan
Dox
1
0
Brain Damage
Xan
Dox
1
0
Vivid Dreams
Xan
Dox
1
0
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Doxepin and alcohol.
Alcohol consumption with this medication can increase sedation, confusion and may result in loss of conciousness (central nervous system depression). It may also disrupt psychomotor performance.
Method of use
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Pill
Dosages
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No methods of use & dosage information found
Tablet: 0.25 mg, 0.5 mg, 1 mg, 2 mg
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
Avoid alcohol with drug because it may increase CNS depressant effects (sedation, confusion ...etc.).
Ingredients
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Doxepin Hcl
Alprazolam
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Doxepin and Xanax: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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