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Meaning of ADAPIN

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a tricyclic antidepressant (trade names Adapin and Sinequan) with numerous side effects (dry mouth and sedation and gastrointestinal disturbances)

ADAPIN is a 6 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: doxepin, doxepin hydrochloride, Sinequan
 See Also: tricyclic, tricyclic antidepressant, tricyclic antidepressant drug



Biology Dictionary
 Definition: This drug is used as a prescription sedative and as an antidepressant. It is classed as a tricyclic antidepressant.

Its side effects include low or high blood pressure, drowsiness, agitation, numbness, dry mouth, blurred vision, weight loss/gain, and a host of other symptoms. In high doses, it can cause heart arrhythmias, circulatory problems and seizures (the latter only in people who already have convulsive disorders). Overdoses can cause coma, heart attack and death.