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How long should I stay on doxepin after my hives disappear?

How long should I stay on doxepin after my hives disappear?

It depends: It depends on why the Doxepin was prescribed in the first place. Please ask the physician who gave it to you. ...Read more

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Dr. Gregory Moneta
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Doxepin (Definition)

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


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My doctor gave me prednisone 20mg daily for my itchy hives, can I still take my nightly doxepin and daily claritin (loratadine) 10mg?

My doctor gave me prednisone 20mg daily for my itchy hives, can I still take my nightly doxepin and daily claritin (loratadine) 10mg?

Yes, but: You can, but I'm certain your doctor gave you the prednisone for a limited time, possibly tapering (?) which makes it even safer to use. ...Read more

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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 ?

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

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What are side effects of doxepin?

Variable : The most common side effect is sedation. It can also cause dry mouth, blurry vision, dizziness, and constipation. Doxepin can also affect the rhythm of the heartbeat, especially in an overdose. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of doxepin?

What are the side effects of doxepin?

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

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Is doxepin a type 2 antihistamine?

Is doxepin a type 2 antihistamine?

Strong antihistamine: Doxepin is an effective but sedating tricyclic antidepressant. This drug's sedating effect is significantly due to its powerful antihistamine effects. Most recently it has been marketed at lower dosages as a sleep medication. ...Read more

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How do i lessen the withdrawal symptoms of doxepin?

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

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Is it safe to take benedryl and doxepin the same day?

Is it safe to take benedryl and doxepin the same day?

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 more

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Dr. Katharine Cox
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Hives (Definition)

Also known as urticaria, hives are an outbreak of red bumps or wheals that appear quickly after exposure to certain allergens (foods, medications, other substances). Hives vary in size, are itchy, can burn, and can last for up to ...Read more


Dr. Alan Ali
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Sinequan (Definition)

Sinequan is a tertiary amine tricyclic which is a kind of tricyclic type drug (serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibiting ...Read more