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What Dothiepin is used for?

Dothiepin capsules can be used at any stage in the treatment of depression. However, the higher strength tablets are approved only for the maintenance treatment of depression (after your symptoms have improved).

How Dothiepin works?

Dothiepin belongs to a group of medicines tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs). TCA works by correcting the imbalance of certain chemicals in the brain. Such chemicals, called amines, are involved in controlling mood. By correcting this imbalance, TCAs can help in relieving the symptoms of depression.

Are there any limitations to Dothiepin?

Dothiepin is not approved for use in children and adolescents below 18 years of age for the treatment of depression. The safe use and effectiveness of Dothiepin in treating depression, for this age group, has not been established.

How to take Dothiepin?

The usual starting dose is 25 mg three times daily for one to two weeks. The doctor may then increase dose, up to a maximum of 200 mg per day.

How to take Dothiepin?

Swallow the tablets or capsules with a glass of water. The 75 mg tablets can be divided in half along the break line if advised by the doctor or pharmacist.