Depression Home > Sinequan Warnings and Precautions
Before starting depression or anxiety treatment, make sure you are aware of all Sinequan warnings and precautions. Some precautions include being aware of possible drug interactions, making sure your healthcare provider has diagnosed you with depression instead of bipolar disorder (which has similar symptoms), and knowing that the antidepressant can be passed to nursing babies through breast milk. Certain people should not take Sinequan, including those who are allergic to any components of the medicine, have glaucoma, or have trouble passing urine.
You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking Sinequan® (doxepin hydrochloride) if you have:
- Bipolar disorder or a family history of bipolar disorder (also known as manic depression)
- A history of suicide attempts or suicidal thoughts
- Severe anxiety or agitation
- Had a recent heart attack
- Heart problems, including heart disease
- Hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid)
- Seizures or epilepsy
- Bladder problems or difficulty passing urine
- An enlarged prostate (also known as benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH)
- Any allergies, including allergies to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you:
- Are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
- Are breastfeeding
- Drink alcohol regularly.
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medicines you may be taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.