Compare Doxepin vs. Pamelor
Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.
Zonalon (Doxepin) works well treating itchy skin, but could make you sleepy.
Pamelor (Nortriptyline) is a good option for treating depression, especially for people who also have problems with persistent nerve pain.
- 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.
- Helpful with treating certain types of pain, like migraines or nerve-related pain.
- Generally well tolerated and has fewer side effects than other medicines in the same class of drugs.
- 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.
- Side effects are usually manageable, but can be annoying.
- Increases the risk of falls, especially when used in the elderly.
- There's an increased chance of it causing heart problems, especially in people with a history of heart problems.
- Skin intching (moderate)
- Cream, gel, or ointment
- Suicidal thoughts or behavior
Age 24 years or younger
- Low blood pressure
Age 65 years or older
Stopping Pamelor (Nortriptyline) suddenly
- Serotonin syndrome
Using other medications that affect serotonin
- Heart problems
History of heart disease
...and 2 more risk factors