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Dr. Erik Borncamp
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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. Erik Borncamp
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

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How long does it take for doxepin to get out of your system?

How long does it take for doxepin to get out of your system?

Half life: The half life (per epocrates) is 15.3 hours and 31 hours for its metabolite. ...Read more

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Can the 10mg doxepin capsul be broken in half to take lower dose?

No.: Capsules cannot be broken in half to get a smaller dose consistently. Speak with your physician about changing the medication or dosage. ...Read more

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I recently switched from norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) to tramadol and a higher mg of doxepin(25mg) is there an interaction between them? I have been having mild chest pain.

WEB MD checker: 1. Doxepin oral + tramadol oral doxepin oral and tramadol oral both increase affecting serotonin levels in the blood. Too much serotonin is a potentially life-threatening situation. Severe signs and symptoms include high blood pressure and increased heart rate and shock. 2. Tramadol oral and Doxepin oral both increase sedation and drowsiness. This is very common combination for chronic pain. ...Read more

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I can't stay asleep at night. Md gave me 10mg of doxepin. Tried last night, didn't do much. Do i need to give this more time?

Yes: It will take about two weeks of steady use for the Doxepin to build up a level in your system. You would need to take it nightly for that long in order to determine its effect. If it helps partially but not completely, the dose may need to be raised. ...Read more

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Can pregnant women take Zonalon (doxepin)?

Zonalon (doxepin) in Preg.: For short period, no longer than 8 days, and only under supervision. ...Read more

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Am I dying?

Am I dying?

We all are: A 3-word question with no details... well, life is short on Earth, regardless of whether a person lives 3 days, 3000 days, or 30,000 days. It is not length of one's life that matters, but the quality of the life lived. The goal is not to live a long life, but to live a good life. Even if a person makes it all the way to age 82, that's only 30,000 days. ...Read more

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I have cold?

I have cold?

Symptoms?: The most common symptoms of a cold are sneezing, running nose, congestion and scratchy throat. Additional symptoms can be coughing, headaches, mucus dripping down the back of the throat, loss of appetite and fever (in children). ...Read more

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