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Amoxapine Side Effects

What should I watch for?

Tell your doctor if your symptoms do not get better or if they get worse. Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checks on your progress. Because it may take several weeks to see the full effects of this medicine, it is important to continue your treatment as prescribed by your doctor.

Patients and their families should watch out for new or worsening thoughts of suicide or depression. Also watch out for sudden changes in feelings such as feeling anxious, agitated, panicky, irritable, hostile, aggressive, impulsive, severely restless, overly excited and hyperactive, or not being able to sleep. If this happens, especially at the beginning of treatment or after a change in dose, call your health care professional.

You may get drowsy or dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness until you know how this medicine affects you. Do not stand or sit up quickly, especially if you are an older patient. This reduces the risk of dizzy or fainting spells. Alcohol may interfere with the effect of this medicine. Avoid alcoholic drinks.

Do not treat yourself for coughs, colds, or allergies without asking your doctor or health care professional for advice. Some ingredients can increase possible side effects.

Your mouth may get dry. Chewing sugarless gum or sucking hard candy, and drinking plenty of water will help. Contact your doctor if the problem does not go away or is severe.

This medicine may cause dry eyes and blurred vision. If you wear contact lenses you may feel some discomfort. Lubricating drops may help. See your eye doctor if the problem does not go away or is severe.

This medicine can cause constipation. Try to have a bowel movement at least every 2 to 3 days. If you do not have a bowel movement for 3 days, call your doctor or health care professional.

This medicine can make you more sensitive to the sun. Keep out of the sun. If you cannot avoid being in the sun, wear protective clothing and use sunscreen. Do not use sun lamps or tanning beds/booths.


Common and Rare Side Effects

Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

Less common


fast, irregular, pounding, or racing heartbeat or pulse

fear or nervousness

mood or mental changes



shakiness and unsteady walk

shakiness in legs, arms, hands, or feet



trouble sleeping

unable to sleep

unsteadiness, trembling, or other problems with muscle control or coordination


Abdominal or stomach pain

actions that are out of control

black, tarry stools

bleeding gums


blood in urine or stools

blurred vision

burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings

chest pain or discomfort


clay-colored stools


confusion about identity, place, and time


continuing ringing or buzzing or other unexplained noise in ears


cough or hoarseness

dark urine

decrease in frequency of urination

decrease in urine volume

difficulty in breathing

difficulty in passing urine (dribbling)

difficulty in speaking

disturbed concentration

dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up from a lying or sitting position suddenly

double vision


extremely high fever or body temperature

false beliefs that cannot be changed by facts

fast, weak heartbeat

fever with or without chills

general feeling of tiredness or weakness


hearing loss

high fever

high or low blood pressure

hives or welts

inability to move arms, legs, or facial muscles

inability to speak

increased need to urinate

increased sweating




lack of coordination

light-colored stools

lip smacking or puckering

loss of appetite

loss of bladder control

lower back or side pain

muscle cramps

muscle spasm or jerking of all extremities

muscle trembling, jerking, or stiffness

nausea and vomiting



pain or discomfort in arms, jaw, back, or neck

painful or difficult urination

pains in stomach, side, or abdomen, possibly radiating to the back

pale, clammy skin

passing urine more often

pinpoint red spots on skin

pounding in the ears

puffing of cheeks

rapid or worm-like movements of tongue

redness of skin

seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not there

severe muscle stiffness

shortness of breath

shuffling walk

skin rash

slow speech

sore throat

sores, ulcers, or white spots on lips or in mouth

stiffness of limbs

sudden loss of consciousness


swollen glands

talking, feeling, and acting with excitement

testicular swelling


trouble in holding or releasing urine

twisting movements of body

uncontrolled chewing movements

uncontrolled movements, especially of face, neck, and back

unpleasant breath odor

unusual bleeding or bruising

unusually pale skin

upper right abdominal pain

vomiting of blood

yellow eyes and skin

Get emergency help immediately if any of the following symptoms of overdose occur:

Symptoms of overdose

Change in consciousness


epileptic seizure that will not stop


increased blood pressure

increased thirst

loss of consciousness

swelling of face, fingers, or lower legs

total body jerking

troubled breathing

weight gain

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

More common

Dry mouth

Less common

Increased appetite

increased flow of breast milk



breast enlargement

change in taste bad unusual or unpleasant (after)taste

decreased interest in sexual intercourse


excess air or gas in stomach or intestines

full feeling

hair loss, thinning of hair


inability to have or keep an erection

increased in sexual ability, desire, drive, or performance

increased interest in sexual intercourse

increased sensitivity of skin to sunlight

loss in sexual ability, desire, drive, or performance

menstrual changes

nasal stuffiness

painful ejaculation

passing gas

rapid weight gain

redness or other discoloration of skin


severe sunburn


swollen, painful, or tender lymph glands on side of face or neck

tearing of the eyes

unexpected or excess milk flow from breasts

Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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