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Dotidep 25mg Tablet

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Dotidep 25 MG Description

Dotidep is an antidepressant and a prescription medication. It is used to treat symptoms of Major Depressive Disorder with associated anxiety. The active component of Dotidep is Dosulepin. Depressio

n is a medical condition associated with low mood, hopelessness, difficulty sleeping, and tiredness. It occurs due to altered levels of chemical messengers in the brain such as serotonin, norepinephrine and dopamine. Anxiety is a condition characterised by increased worry and fear about routine situations. Anxiety can present with increased heart rate, sweating, restlessness, trembling, increased rate of breathing etc. Panic disorder is also a type of anxiety disorder with a feeling of loss of control and fear. Dosulepin belongs to a class of medications called tricyclic anti-depressants. The medication should be taken in the dose and duration as prescribed by the doctor.


Product Summary

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ContainsDosulepin / Dothiepin(25.0 Mg)
UsesTreatment of depression with anxiety
Side effectsConstipation, urinary retention, weight gain, confusion, tiredness, blurred vision, dryness in mouth, confusion, dizziness, loss or increase of libido
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Uses of Dotidep 25 MG

  • Treatment of concomitant Major Depressive Disorder with Anxiety

Contraindications of Dotidep 25 MG

If you have hypersensitivity reactions to these medications/inactive ingredients. If you have a recent history of heart conditions such as irregular heart rhythm or myocardial infarction (heart attack...
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Side effects of Dotidep 25 MG

  • Weight Gain
  • Constipation
  • Dry mouth
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Sleepiness
  • Low blood pressure on standing up
  • Increased heart rate (tachycardia)
  • Heart rhythm abnormalities
  • Blurred vision
  • Tremors
  • Loss or increase of libido

Precautions and Warnings of Dotidep 25 MG



Can I take Dotidep during pregnancy?
No, Dosulepin is a category C medication, unsafe in pregnancy as it can affect the growing foetus. Consult your doctor regarding your intention to conceive.

Breast Feeding

Can I take Dotidep while breastfeeding?
This medication is generally not advised while breastfeeding, as it is excreted in breast milk and may cause harm to the infant. Discuss your breastfeeding status with your doctor at the time of prescribing Dotidep.


Can I drive if I have taken Dotidep?
Driving and operating other heavy machinery while on Dotidep is not recommended as it may cause sedation, drowsiness, and impaired alertness.


Can I consume alcohol with the Dotidep?
Alcohol consumption while on this medication is contraindicated as mixing alcohol with this medication may cause increased sedation and other adverse effects.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You witness any discomfort or sudden mood changes.
  • You should inform your doctor about any other medications you are taking. Dotidep interacts with many other medications metabolised in the body using the same enzymes.

Mode of Action of Dotidep 25 MG

How Does It Work?

Dosulepin is a tricyclic anti-depressant. This medication acts on multiple brain pathways, especially those involving the chemical messengers Nor-epinephrine and Serotonin. It prevents a reuptake proc...
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Directions for Use of Dotidep 25 MG

  • Dotidep should be taken as prescribed by a doctor only.
  • It is recommended to take this medication at the same time every day.
  • Swallow this medication as a whole. Do not crush, chew or break this tablet.
  • Finish the full course of this medication as prescribed. Stopping Dotidep suddenly can cause withdrawal side effects. Consult your doctor before stopping.
  • This medication may require 2-4 weeks for onset of action and up to 6 weeks for maximum efficacy. Do not increase the dose without explicit advice from your treating physician.

Interactions of Dotidep 25 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Dotidep should not be used concomitantly with MAOIs (Monoamine oxidase inhibitors) or within 14 days of the use of MAOIs and vice versa. Examples of MAOIs include Selegiline, Rasagiline.
  • Dotidep should not be used with medicines like tramadol, methadone, or linezolid, as it may result in extreme elevation of serotonin levels.
  • Dotidep should not be used with medicines that can lower the seizure threshold.
  • Dotidep should not be used with alcohol or other central nervous system depressants.
  • Dotidep should not be mixed with opioid or benzodiazepines medications.
  • Dotidep affects the heart rhythm and should not be used in addition to other medications that also have the same effect, as it may result in potentially life-threatening conditions. Examples include a...
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  • Dotidep should not be used with BP medicines (anti-hypertensives) as it can increase their effect, resulting in severe lowering of BP.
  • Dotidep is contraindicated in patients with hypothyroidism on treatment with Thyroxine, as this can result in abnormal heart rhythms.

Interactions with food items

  • There is no specific interaction with food.

Storage and disposal of Dotidep 25 MG

Store in a cool and dry place away from direct light and moisture. Don’t use the medicine after the date of expiration. Keep the tablets away from children and pets. Do not flush the medication down t...
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Dosage of Dotidep 25 MG


Dosulepin toxicity can be severe and fatal. In case of an overdose, the patient may present with sedation, increased heart rate, low blood pressure, dilated pupils, dry mouth, and difficulty in passin...
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Missed a Dose

If you miss a dose of this tablet, it’s advised to take it as soon as possible. If the duration missed is too long, and it’s almost time for the next dose, it’s recommended to skip the missed dose and...
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Content Details


Dr. Bhavika Shah

MBBS, MD (Dermatology), DNB (Dermatology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: I have been using Dotidep for one month now and feel better. Can I stop taking it?

A: Sudden stoppage of the medicine can significantly cause a higher risk of your symptoms returning and producing withdrawal symptoms. Generally, anti-depressants require to be taken for 6-9 months for sustained effects to last and provide complete relief from symptoms. Talk to your doctor for more information. If you want to stop taking the tablet, consult your doctor to taper the dose and stop it slowly.

Q: I started using Dotidep last week, but I see no change. What do I do?

A: Dotidep requires 2-4 weeks for the effects of the medication to take effect properly and up to 6 weeks for maximum efficacy. Take this medication as directed by your treating physician. It is important to review routinely for appropriate dose adjustment. Talk to your doctor for more information.

Q: I have felt famished since I started this medication. My weight has also increased. Should I stop the tablet?

A: Weight gain and increased appetite are common side effects of Dotidep. Your doctor can guide you on how to manage these symptoms. Please continue taking the tablet as advised until you consult your doctor.
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Last Updated on: 01 Apr 2022 | 10:25 AM (IST)
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