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Doxepin HCL Capsule Rx

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Product Description

Doxepin HCL is used for the treatment of anxiety-related disorders, noise phobia, and depression, including canine obsessive-compulsive disorders like acral lick dermatitis.
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Who is Doxepin HCL Capsule for?

For use in cats and dogs.

Why use Doxepin HCL Capsule?

Doxepin HCL comes in the form of easily-administered capsules that work to treat anxiety or depression.

How does Doxepin HCL Capsule work?

Doxepin works to block receptors of dopamine in the pet's central nervous system.


Mylan or other generic brand

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How is Doxepin HCL Capsule sold?

Sold by the capsule in 10 mg, 25 mg 50 mg, or 100 mg strengths.

What are the side effects of Doxepin HCL Capsule?

"While Doxepin has a lower risk for adverse cardiac effects than several other tricyclic medications, some cases of ventricular arrhythmias have occurred, especially following an overdose. It can also lead to lethargy, gastrointestinal distress, or excitability. Other adverse reactions may occur. Notify your veterinarian if your pet exhibits any unusual behavior or side effects after Doxepin treatment."

What special precautions are there?

  • Use with great caution in seizure-prone animals.
  • Other medications and foods may interact with Doxepin. Always speak with your veterinarian before beginning anything new.
  • Never use tick and flea collars or feed your pet aged cheese while administering Doxepin. These may lead to toxicity or even death.
  • Keep out of reach of animals and children.

What to do if overdose?

Contact your closest emergency pet hospital.

How can I store Doxepin HCL Capsule?

Store at temperatures between 68° - 77°F

Helpful Tips:

If you forget to administer a dose, give it as soon as you remember and wait the usual amount of time between doses. As an alternative, you can skip the missed dose and give it at the next regularly scheduled time, then return to the usual dosing schedule. Never administer two doses at one time or administer extra doses.

Pharmacists are standing by to offer Pet Parent counseling regarding prescription medication purchased from Allivet before and after dispensing. Pharmacists on duty are available Monday-Friday, 9:30AM - 5:30PM EST and will be on call Saturday 12:00PM - 4:00PM EST for consultation.


Use as prescribed by your vet. Don't stop giving or change dosage without explicit instructions from your vet.

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