Doxepin HCl is a medication prescribed to help treat depression or anxiety. It comes in an easy-to-administer capsule and may help improve quality of life. Customers may receive this drug under the names Sinequan, Silenor.
Doxepin is indicated as adjunctive therapy of psychogenic dermatoses (any skin irritation or lesion that is self-inflicted), particularly those that are caused by anxiety.
Possible Side Effects
Doxepin has less potential for adverse cardiac effects than many other tricyclics, but instances of ventricular arrhythmias have been reported, particularly after overdoses. It may also cause extreme excitability, gastrointestinal distress, or lethargy. Other side effects are possible. Contact your vet at once you notice any adverse reactions or strange behaviors after starting Doxepin.
Drug & Food Interactions
Do not feed a pet aged cheese or use flea/tick collars while using Doxepin; they can cause toxicity and possibly death. Other foods and drugs can interact with this medication, so contact your vet before starting anything new.
Prescribers should inform caregivers about the benefits and risks associated with treatment with doxepin and should counsel them in its appropriate use.
This drug is FDA-approved for human use. However, it is common practice for veterinarians to prescribe such drugs for use in dogs and cats.
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