Mental Health Home > Precautions and Warnings With Amoxapine
Before starting a new medication, it is important to be aware of its precautions and warnings. With amoxapine, you should look out for certain side effects, such as suicidal thoughts or behavior, dry mouth, or unusual uncontrollable facial or body movements. You should not take amoxapine if you are allergic to any components of the medicine, have taken a monoamine oxidase inhibitor in the past 14 days, or have recently had a heart attack.
- Bipolar disorder or a family history of bipolar disorder (also known as manic depression)
- A history of suicide attempts or suicidal thoughts
- Worsening anxiety or agitation
- Had a recent heart attack
- Heart problems, including heart disease
- 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.