Amoxapine is a tricyclic antidepressants. Amoxapine affects chemicals in the brain that may become unbalanced. Amoxapine is used to treat symptoms of depression, anxiety, or agitation. Amoxapine may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Amoxapine increases natural substances in the brain that are needed to maintain mental balance so that it can treat depression and anxiety. Amoxapine increases the activity of chemicals in the brain to help boost moods. However, antidepressants can increase the risks of developing suicidal thoughts. Antidepressants are administered if their benefit outweighs the possible risks.