Doxepin HCL Oral Solution
- Product Description
- Safety Information
- Side Effects
- Additional Information
Doxepin (dox-e-pin) is a tricyclic antidepressant medication with some antihistamine effects. Doxepin blocks histamineʼs effects and reduces itchiness associated with allergies. Doxepin may also be used for other skin reactions related to behavior problems (eg, anxiety, nervousness).
- Can help treat depression or anxiety in pets
- Easy-to-administer liquid
Consult with your veterinarian for proper dosage and course of treatment.
This drug should not be used in animals with known hypersensitivity to it or other tricyclic antidepressants (eg, imipramine, amitriptyline). Recent use (within 14 days) of flea and tick collars or drugs known as monoamine oxidase inhibitors (eg, selegiline, amitraz).
This drug should be used with caution in animals that have glaucoma or dry eye syndrome (keratoconjunctivitis sicce; KCS) Very young or older patients. Working dogs (eg, guide dogs, search dogs, hunting dogs, sled dogs, rescue dogs), as they may become sleepy and unable to perform their duties while on this drug. Nursing mothers. Animals with or have a history of seizures, urination problems, prostate enlargement, thyroid problems, adrenal tumors, or heart disease. Animals with obstructions in the gastrointestinal tract.
Food and Drug Interactions
Other drugs can interact with this medication, so be sure to tell your veterinarian and pharmacist what medications (including vitamins, supplements, or herbal therapies) you give your animal
There are no specific precautions required when handling this medication unless you are allergic to it. Wash your hands after handling any medication.
Possible Side Effects
The most common side effect is sleepiness. Most animals will become tolerant to this effect with time and will not get as sleepy when given the medication. Dry mouth and trouble urinating (eg, straining) are possible but not common. Excitability. Gastrointestinal distress such as vomiting, decreased appetite, and constipation or diarrhea (rare). Doxepin sometimes turns urine a blue-green color
Contact your veterinarian if you believe your pet is experiencing side effects.
Store at 68° to 77°F