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Dr. Ira Katz
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Zonalon (Overview)

Zonalon is a tertiary amine tricyclic which is a kind of tricyclic type drug (serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibiting drug, atypical anti-psychotic drug).


Dr. Ira Katz
52 doctors shared insights

Zonalon (Overview)

Zonalon is a tertiary amine tricyclic which is a kind of tricyclic type drug (serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibiting drug, atypical anti-psychotic drug).


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Please describe the medication: doxepin?

Please describe the medication: doxepin?

For depression/sleep: 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 aids, it is non-addictive. ...Read more

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Us it safe to use tramadol 400mg as needed, with doxepin 150mg @ bedtime? Recently diagnoses with sinus tachycardia? Doctor recently prescribed both.

Us it safe to use tramadol 400mg as needed, with doxepin 150mg @ bedtime? Recently diagnoses with sinus tachycardia? Doctor recently prescribed both.

Some caution: Combination may increase CNS depression, psychomotor impairment, cause low blood pressure, and rarly cases a syndrome of intense serotonin release that can be dangerous. Probably safe short tern in loe to moderate doses. ...Read more

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I have used hydroxyzine for itching and wonder if i can add doxepin as well?

I have used hydroxyzine for itching and wonder if i can add doxepin as well?

Yes: Both are quite sedating, but Doxepin is the only one in my experience that causes weight gain, especially at doses 50 mg and above. If you start packing on weight , ask your doctor to try something else. Expect dry mouth, blurred vision, and possibly constipation, all of which can be treated with low dose bethanecol if necessary. ...Read more

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Is doxepin effective for obsessive compulsive disorder?

Is doxepin effective for obsessive compulsive disorder?

Probably not: Ssris, anaframil, imipramine, & possibly topomax r usually used. ...Read more

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Chronic itching & fissure in perianal area, tried fluzan, doxepin, trental (pentoxifylline) pills & mycoster, cicalfate creams nothing worked.Any new stuff other cures?

Chronic itching & fissure in perianal area, tried fluzan, doxepin, trental (pentoxifylline) pills & mycoster, cicalfate creams nothing worked.Any new stuff other cures?

Psoriasis?: Perianal psoriasis, lichen planus and other derm conditions can occur, lead to some of the above. May not be primary fissure, or fungal (what you have been rx'd for based on med list). Unlikely std, but if that is a consideration, then it is a consideration. See derm, maybe GI or colorectal surgeon afterward. ...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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Can doxepin and melatonin be safely taken together?

Doxepin/Melatonin: Combination ok, but wondering if u would still need the melatonin if u took the Doxepin at bedtime?. Please discuss further with your doctor. ...Read more

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How many pills of doxepin 25mg pills would it take before you overdose?

How many pills of doxepin 25mg pills would it take before you overdose?

Depends: Doxepin is like Elavil (amitriptyline) and can interact with several other meds such that even a low dose can be toxic and some people don't metabolize well. You should discuss with your prescriber your concerns. Never take more than instructed. If thinking of a suicide plan, tell them as well. It's not a pleasant nor sure thing and other help is available if this isn't working. ...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