A patient has been taking doxepin for 6 months. Which statement by the patient indicates the need for further instruction?


•TCAs should not be abruptly discontinued unless there is a life-threatening side effect. Dizziness is a common side effect and not lethal.

•Doxepin is a tricyclic antidepressant used for depression and anxiety. Abrupt withdrawal can cause flu-like symptoms, dizziness, fatigue, and insomnia.

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