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Zonalon

ZONALON®
(doxepin hydrochloride) Cream, 5%

FOR TOPICAL DERMATOLOGIC USE ONLY -

NOT FOR OPHTHALMIC, ORAL, OR INTRAVAGINAL USE.

DRUG DESCRIPTION

Zonalon (doxepin hydrochloride) Cream, 5% is a topical cream. Each gram contains: 50 mg of doxepin hydrochloride (equivalent to 44.3 mg of doxepin).

Doxepin hydrochloride is one of a class of agents known as dibenzoxepin tricyclic antidepressant compounds. It is an isomeric mixture of N,N-dimethyldibenz[b,e]oxepin-Δ11(6H),γ- propylaminehydrochloride. Doxepin hydrochloride has an empirical formula of C19H21NO•HCl and a molecular weight of 316.

Zonalon (doxepin) Cream also contains sorbitol, cetyl alcohol, isopropyl myristate, glyceryl stearate, PEG-100 stearate, petrolatum, benzyl alcohol, titanium dioxide and purified water.

What are the precautions when taking doxepin (Zonalon)?

Before using doxepin, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it, or to other tricyclic antidepressants (e.g., amitriptyline); or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

This medication should not be used if you have certain medical conditions. Before using this medicine, consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have: certain eye problem (narrow-angle glaucoma), problems urinating (e.g., due to enlarged prostate).

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: breathing problems (e.g., bronchitis, emphysema), long-term constipation, long-term heartburn, diabetes, eating...

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Last reviewed on RxList: 12/29/2008
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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