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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 should I watch for while using this medicine?

Visit your doctor or health care professional to check on your progress. Do not use this medicine for more than 8 days.

You may get drowsy or dizzy, especially if you are applying this medicine to large areas. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness until you know how this medicine affects you. Do not stand or sit up quickly, especially if you are an older patient. This reduces the risk of dizzy or fainting spells. Alcohol may interfere with the effect of this medicine. Avoid alcoholic drinks.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
  • burning, tingling feeling on the skin
  • changes in vision
  • feeling faint or lightheaded, falls
  • fast heartbeat
  • muscle stiffness or problems with movement
  • pain or difficulty passing urine
  • seizures
  • unusually weak or tired
  • worsening of eczema

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • changes in taste
  • drowsiness or dizziness
  • dry mouth or thirst
  • dry, tight skin
  • headache
  • skin scaling and cracking

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

Store at room temperature below 27 degrees C (80 degrees F). Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

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