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Doxepin (brand name sinequan) is an older prescription antidepressant (a "tricyclic" available generically) that is mostly used nowadays as a sleep aid. It also has anxiety-relieving effects. Common side effects include dry mouth, blurred vision, and constipation, but unlike many other prescription sleep ...Read more
My doctor gave me prednisone 20mg daily for my itchy hives, can I still take my nightly doxepin and daily claritin (loratadine) 10mg?
Hi im at my wits end can you please help im a long term sufferer of urticaria on massive doses of second generation antihistamines and doxepin and ?
Chronic urticaria: Chronic urticaria can be very difficult to manage, and requires a specialist. If you have already seen an allergist but s/he is not very gifted at managing severe hives, you may need a second opinion from another one. There are a number of allergists who do this across the country, but some are more comfortable with hard cases than others. You may need more labs or different medications ...Read more
Doxepin: This is an older tricyclic antidepressant -- so one effect is help with depression. But also there can be dry mouth, sedation (sleepiness), constipation, difficulty urinating, blurry vision, excessive sweating, etc. Small doses can help with sleep. New low-dose form called "silenor" got specific fda approval for this. ...Read more
Slow taper: I would suggest using 1/2 dose for 2 weeks and then 1/4 tab for one week, every other day for 1 week and then off. ...Read more
Drug interaction: There is no absolute contraindication to use both doxepin and benadryl, (diphenhydramine) but concomittent use may augement the side effecst of both medications like sleepiness, dry mouth, and urianary retention in elderly male and may affect the eye pressure/glaucoma ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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