Amoxapine is an anti-depressant drug. It is prescribed to adult patients who have experienced long-term or major depression, characterized by feelings of guilt, worthlessness, sadness and anger for more than two weeks. Like other anti-depressants, this drug works by changing the chemical composition of the brain and correct imbalances.
This drug should not be prescribed to patients who are under the age of 24. There is a link between anti-depressant medication and suicidal thoughts in this age group. Young peple who take anti-depressants are at risk of physically harming themselves.
Anyone taking this drug should be monitored carefully for suicidal thoughts and feelings. Patients should also be monitored for signs of physical addiction and should not stop taking this drug abruptly.