What is a yellow capsule that says mylan 4250 on it?

Not Medical Advice: It has been identified as Doxepin hydrochloride 50 mg. Pill imprint is “MYLAN 4250 MYLAN 4250”

Doxepin belongs to the drug class tricyclic antidepressants used primarily in the treatment of anxiety, depression, insomnia, urticaria and irritable bowel syndrome.

Tricyclic antidepressants should not be used with monoamine oxidase inhibiting drugs like tranylcypromine (Parnate), because such combinations can cause convulsions, high fever, and even death.

The most common side effect of doxepin is drowsiness. Other side effects associated with doxepin include blurred vision, urinary retention, dry mouth, constipation, and more.

In the news, researchers have found traces of antidepressants that escape into water from human waste can make shrimp subdue their natural behavior, raising their risk of being eaten by predators. Get more details at The Washington Post.

Updated on Thursday, April 10 2014 at 09:23AM EDT
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