Compare Doxepin vs. Dalmane

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Zonalon
(doxepin)

Dalmane
(flurazepam)

Helps you stop itching. Zonalon (Doxepin) works well treating itchy skin, but could make you sleepy.Helps you fall asleep. Dalmane (flurazepam) helps you fall asleep, but its effect can carry over to the next day and be addictive.
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Best available price for 30 (30mg) capsules of dalmane
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Side effects
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We haven’t found good data for Doxepin side effects.

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How it works
DoxepinDalmane
Zonalon (Doxepin) is an cream that stops you from itching by blocking the chemical receptors that cause itching.Dalmane (flurazepam) is a benzodiazepine. It activates the part of your brain for resting and digesting.
Type of medication
DoxepinDalmane
Prescription onlyPrescription only
Available as
DoxepinDalmane
  • Cream, gel, or ointment
  • Capsule
Used for
DoxepinDalmane
  • Skin Intching Moderate
Risk factors for serious side effects
DoxepinDalmane
    Detailed Zonalon (doxepin) risks & warnings »
    • Alcohol
    • Taking narcotics, tranquilizers or antihistamines
    • Women
    • Over age 65
    Detailed Dalmane (flurazepam) risks & warnings »
    Pregnancy

    Research studies with animals haven’t found a risk to unborn babies, but it hasn’t been properly studied in humans.

    Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

    Price
    DoxepinDalmane
    • It isn't available as a generic, so it could be kind of pricey.
    No price related info.
    Interactions
    DoxepinDalmane
    • Zonalon (Doxepin) can interact with other medications, vitamins, or alternative treatments.
    No interactions related info.
    Alcohol
    DoxepinDalmane
    No alcohol related info.
    • Can be dangerous if combined with alcohol or narcotics.
    Sleep
    DoxepinDalmane
    • Zonalon (Doxepin) can make you sleepy.
    • People taking Dalmane (flurazepam) for sleep have reported having difficulty concentrating the next day, and have problems driving or operating machinery. Talk to your doctor if this is a problem.
    • Can make you feel sleepy and unable to concentrate the next day. This hangover effect is especially worse for women and elderly.
    Upsides and benefits
    DoxepinDalmane
    • In clinical trials, Zonalon (Doxepin) was found to be the most effective cream for treating itchy skin.
    • You can use Zonalon (Doxepin) for up to 8 days at a time.
    • Dalmane (flurazepam) works 15-30 minutes after taking it.
    • Dalmane (flurazepam) is available in generic.
    Downsides and risks
    DoxepinDalmane
    • You need a prescription for Zonalon (Doxepin).
    • It isn't available as a generic, so it could be kind of pricey.
    • Zonalon (Doxepin) can make you sleepy.
    • Zonalon (Doxepin) can interact with other medications, vitamins, or alternative treatments.
    • Can make you feel sleepy and unable to concentrate the next day. This hangover effect is especially worse for women and elderly.
    • Should only be used short-term because it can be addicting.
    • Can cause sleep-walking or other sleep-related activities that you may not remember doing the next day.
    Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
    DoxepinDalmane
    • Be sure the affected area is clean and dry before applying Zonalon (Doxepin).
    • Wash your hands before and after using it.
    • Apply a thin layer of Zonalon (Doxepin) onto the affected area and rub it in gently.
    • Don’t put a bandage, dressing, or make-up over Zonalon (Doxepin) once it's on your skin.
    • It shouldn't affect you too much, but avoid activities that need you to be fully alert (like driving) until you know how it works.
    • Can be dangerous if combined with alcohol or narcotics.
    • Effect lasts long and may carry into the next morning. Take Dalmane (flurazepam) only if you expect to be in bed for full 7-8 hours.
    • Can cause rebound insomnia if you stop taking it, especially if you've been on it for a while.
    • Can cause sleep walking or doing other behaviors while asleep. Talk to your doctor right away if this happens.
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