Zonalon skin cream is a medication used to treat several skin problems. This medication is used to relieve troublesome?itching?from certain skin conditions such as?atopic dermatitis,?eczema, neuro dermatitis. It should be used only for a short time but not more than 8 days.?It has the active ingredient of Doxepin, which is a tricyclic antidepressant. It is not known how this medication decreases itching. Some medication is absorbed into the body when the cream is applied. This medication may work by blocking a certain natural substance (histamine) that your body makes during an allergic reaction. The decrease in itching may be a result of drowsiness or some other effect in the brain that causes you not to notice or be bothered by the itching.

How to Use Zonalon Cream

Before applying the medication, clean the affected area with mild soap and water, rinse well, and pat dry. Gently rub a small amount of the medication into the affected area in a thin layer, usually 4 times a day. Wait at least 3-4 hours between applications, or use as directed by your doctor. The application of the medication is applied and the time span depends on your condition and response to treatment. Usually, this medication is for short-term use only (up to 8 days).Wash hands immediately after use unless the area being treated includes the hands. This medication is for use on the skin only. Avoid getting the product in your eyes, nose, ears, mouth, or vaginal/anal area. If the medication gets in these areas, rinse immediately with clean water. Do not cover the area with plastic or waterproof bandages. Covering the treated area may increase the absorption of the medication through the skin and increase the risk of side effects. Do not use more of this product, use it more often, or keep using it longer than prescribed by your doctor.

Cautions before Use Zonalon Cream

  • Before using Zonalon, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it or to other tricyclic antidepressants or if you have any other allergies.
  • People with a medical history of suicidal behavior
  • People with a medical history of bronchitis
  • People with a medical history of diabetes
  • People with a medical history of eye problems
  • People with a medical history of heart problems
  • This drug may make you dizzy or drowsy or cause blurred vision.

Zonalon Cream Side Effects

The side effects, which may occur due to the use of Zonalon, are as follows:

  • Burning or stinging at the affected area
  • Drowsiness
  • Dizziness
  • Dry mouth
  • Blurred vision
  • Changes in taste
  • Severe constipation
  • Loss of coordination
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Persistent heartburn
  • Mental/mood changes
  • Muscle weakness or spasms
  • Numbness
  • Restlessness
  • Trouble in urinating
  • Weight gain
  • Bruising, bleeding
  • Persistent nausea &vomiting,
  • Fever & persistent sore throat
  • Abdominal pain
  • Dark urine
  • Yellowing of eyes & skin

Zonalon Cream Reactions and Overdose

Zonalone may react with high blood pressure drugs, nonprescription/herbal products, drugs for Parkinson’s disease, thyroid medication¸ certain drugs for heart rhythm, anti-seizure drugs, psychiatric medicines, psychiatric medicines. Thus, patients are suggested to discuss with their doctor before taking any medicine with Zonalon.

This medication could be harmful if swallowed, and the patient must seek medical attention in this phase.


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