Prescription onlyClass: Dermatologic

Zonalon 

(doxepin)

Prescription onlyClass: Dermatologic
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Helps you stop itching.

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Our bottom line

Zonalon (Doxepin) works well treating itchy skin, but could make you sleepy.

Upsides

  • 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.

Downsides

  • 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.
How it works

Zonalon (Doxepin) is an cream that stops you from itching by blocking the chemical receptors that cause itching.

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Side effect rates for Zonalon (doxepin)

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Risks and Warnings for Zonalon (doxepin)

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  • Using Zonalon (Doxepin) can make you sleepy. This is especially true if you use a lot of it on your body. Be sure to avoid activities that you need to be fully alert like driving, until you know how Zonalon (Doxepin) affects you. Alcohol, antihistamines, and other medications that cause sleepiness can add to the effects of Zonalon (Doxepin).

Common concerns from people taking Zonalon (doxepin)

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Price
  • It isn't available as a generic, so it could be kind of pricey.
Interactions
  • Zonalon (Doxepin) can interact with other medications, vitamins, or alternative treatments.
Sleep
  • Zonalon (Doxepin) can make you sleepy.