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Generic: doxepin topical
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It is used on the skin to treat itching caused by certain types of skin disorders.

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What is this medicine?

DOXEPIN (DOX e pin) is used on the skin to treat itching caused by certain types of skin disorders.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
  • bipolar disorder
  • difficulty passing urine
  • glaucoma
  • heart disease
  • if you frequently drink alcohol containing drinks
  • liver disease
  • lung or breathing disease, like asthma or sleep apnea
  • prostate trouble
  • schizophrenia
  • seizures
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to doxepin, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast- feeding

How should I use this medicine?

This medicine is for external use only. Follow the direction on the prescription label. Apply a thin film of cream to the affected area as often as directed. Do not cover the area with a bandage or dressing. Do not get this medicine in your eyes. If you do, rinse out with plenty of cool tap water. Use your doses at regular intervals. Do not use your medicine more often than directed.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, use only that dose. There should be at least 3 to 4 hours in between each dose. Do not use double or extra doses.

What may interact with this medicine?

- alcohol
- any medicine that makes you drowsy or helps you sleep, such as antihistamines, tranquilizers, barbiturates, seizure medicine, muscle relaxants and others
- cimetidine
- dextromethorphan (included in some cough medicines)
- linezolid
- medicines for correcting heart rhythm problems
- medicines for treating depression, especially MAOIs like Carbex, Eldepryl, Marplan, Nardil, and Parnate
- methylene blue

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