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US brand name: Asendin
Generic name: amoxapine


Given how strong amoxapine is at D2 I’m not surprised at the rate of side effects like leaking tits and tardive dyskinesia (TD). 300mg a day is sort of like taking 10mg a day of Risperdal as far as D2 dopamine is concerned, (not taking pharmacokinetics into account, keep reading) and just thinking of 10mg a day of Risperdal is almost enough for my TD symptoms to reappear.

On the plus side, amoxapine is probably misclassified as an antidepressant. Some people want it to be classified as an atypical antipsychotic. There’s more than enough evidence for it. Top studies:

After looking at all the evidence, I agree with them Asendin (amoxapine) is more antipsychotic than antidepressant. It’s just never going to be approved to treat schizophrenia, because no one wants to spend the money getting a new approval for a generic, so I don’t know if and when I’ll move it. For now I’ll list it in both categories.

Name, Address, Serial Number (Generic and Overseas Availability)

Available in the US as a generic? Yes

Shapes & Sizes (How Supplied)


Other Trade Names and Overseas Availability

Not including controlled/extended/sustained release suffixes (Efexor ER, Trevilor retard e.g.) or branded generics that are a hyphenate of the generic name and the drug company name (Apo-Citalopram e.g.).
  • Amoxan(Japan)
  • Defanyl (France)
  • Demolox (Denmark; India; Portugal; Spain)
  • アモキサピン (Japan)

Full US PI sheet, Global SPCs & PILs, Other Consumer Review & Rating Sites, and Other Sites that may be of Interest

Asendin’s Full US Prescribing Information / PI Sheet

Japanese Amoxan prescribing information

Discussion board

If you have any questions not answered here, please see the Crazymeds Asendin discussion board.


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Instant Psychopharmacology 2nd Edition Ronald J. Diamond M.D. © 2002. Published by W.W. Norton

Primer of Drug Action 12th edition by Robert M. Julien Ph.D., Claire D. Advokat, Joseph Comaty © 2011 Published by Worth Publishers.

The Complete Guide to Psychiatric Drugs Edward Drummond, M.D. © 2000. Published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Healing Anxiety & Depression Daniel G. Amen, M.D., and Lisa C. Routh, M.D. © 2003. Published by G.P. Putnam’s Sons.

Handbook of Affective Disorders edited by Eugene S. Paykel, M.D. FRCPsych © 1992. Published by The Guilford Press.

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Last modified on Wed, 04 May, 2016 at 16:40:49 by JerodPoorePage Author Date created Monday, 28 January 2013 at 15:05:38
“Asendin (amoxapine): Availability, Comments, Links, More” by Jerod Poore is copyright © 2013 Jerod Poore Published online 2013/01/28

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