Compare Estazolam vs. Doxepin
Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.
Helps you stay asleep longer.
Prosom (estazolam) can help you sleep, but you might feel hungover the next day.
Helps you stop itching.
Zonalon (Doxepin) works well treating itchy skin, but could make you sleepy.
- Prosom (estazolam) is available in generic.
- 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.
- Prosom (estazolam) isn't recommended if you're age 65 or older because the side effects can be more intense.
- You can become dependent on Prosom (estazolam) if you take it for more than a few weeks.
- If you stop Prosom (estazolam) suddenly after taking it for a while, your insomnia might come back even worse than when you started.
- 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.
- Skin intching (moderate)
- Cream, gel, or ointment
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19possible side effects
- Difficulty controlling muscles8%
- Abnormal coordination4%
- Leg and foot pain3%
- Common cold symptoms3%
- Back pain2%
- Body pain2%
- Abnormal dreams2%
- Abnormal thoughts2%
The Zonalon (Doxepin) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
Risks and risk factors
- Tolerance and addiction
- Using Prosom (estazolam) for more than 10 days
- Behavior changes
- Drinking alcohol
- Taking sedative medicines
- Hangover effect
- People age 65 or older
- Allergic reactions