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Doxepin Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Doxepin is also known as: Adapin, Silenor, Sinequan

Doxepin Pregnancy Warnings

Doxepin has not been formally assigned to a pregnancy category. Animal studies failed to reveal evidence of teratogenicity. One human infant whose mother took doxepin and a variety of other psychotropic agents was born with a small left colon. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy. Doxepin should only be given during pregnancy when benefit outweighs risk.

Doxepin Breastfeeding Warnings

Doxepin is excreted into human milk in small amounts. Respiratory depression has been reported in one breast-fed infant. The American Academy of Pediatrics classifies doxepin as a drug "whose effect on nursing infants is unknown but may be of concern".

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