ZONALON® (doxepin hydrochloride) CREAM, 5%
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-propylamine hydrochloride.
Zonalon® Cream is indicated for the short-term (up to 8 days) management of moderate pruritus in adult patients with atopic dermatitis or lichen simplex chronicus. (See DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION.)
Published Studies Related to Zonalon (Doxepin Topical)
Doxepin rinse versus placebo in the treatment of acute oral mucositis pain in
patients receiving head and neck radiotherapy with or without chemotherapy: a
phase III, randomized, double-blind trial (NCCTG-N09C6 [Alliance]). 
reduction of radiotherapy-induced OM pain... CONCLUSION: A doxepin rinse diminishes OM pain. Further studies are warranted to
Efficacy and safety of doxepin 3 and 6 mg in a 35-day sleep laboratory trial in adults with chronic primary insomnia. [2011.10.01]
STUDY OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of doxepin (DXP) 3 mg and 6 mg in adults diagnosed with primary insomnia... CONCLUSIONS: Five weeks of nightly administration of DXP 3 mg and 6 mg to adults with chronic primary insomnia resulted in significant and sustained improvements in sleep maintenance and early morning awakenings (with the exception of SE in the final quarter of the night on N29 for 3 mg [P=0.0691]). These sleep improvements were not accompanied by next-day residual effects or followed by rebound insomnia or withdrawal effects upon discontinuation. These findings confirm the unique profile of sleep maintenance efficacy and safety of DXP observed in prior studies.
Doxepin cream vs betamethasone cream for treatment of chronic skin lesions due to sulfur mustard. [2011.05]
Oral doxepin was shown to reduce chronic pruritus due to sulfur mustard. The present study compared the effects of topical doxepin 5% with betamethasone 1% for the treatment of pruritus in veterans exposed to sulfur mustard...
Efficacy and Safety of Doxepin 1 mg and 3 mg in a 12-week Sleep Laboratory and Outpatient Trial of Elderly Subjects with Chronic Primary Insomnia. [2010.11]
STUDY OBJECTIVES: to evaluate the efficacy and safety of doxepin 1 mg and 3 mg in elderly subjects with chronic primary insomnia... CONCLUSIONS: DXP 1 mg and 3 mg administered nightly to elderly chronic insomnia patients for 12 weeks resulted in significant and sustained improvements in most endpoints. These improvements were not accompanied by evidence of next-day residual sedation or other significant adverse effects. DXP also demonstrated improvements in both patient- and physician-based ratings of global insomnia outcome. The efficacy of DXP at the doses used in this study is noteworthy with respect to sleep maintenance and early morning awakenings given that these are the primary sleep complaints of the elderly. This study, the longest placebo-controlled, double-blind, polysomnographic trial of nightly pharmacotherapy for insomnia in the elderly, provides the best evidence to date of the sustained efficacy and safety of an insomnia medication in older adults.
Efficacy and Safety of Doxepin 1 mg and 3 mg in a 12-week Sleep Laboratory and
Outpatient Trial of Elderly Subjects with Chronic Primary Insomnia. 
elderly subjects with chronic primary insomnia... CONCLUSIONS: DXP 1 mg and 3 mg administered nightly to elderly chronic insomnia
Clinical Trials Related to Zonalon (Doxepin Topical)
Doxepin Hydrochloride in Treating Esophageal Pain in Patients With Thoracic Cancer Receiving Radiation Therapy to the Thorax With or Without Chemotherapy [Recruiting]
This pilot randomized clinical trial studies the effects, good and/or bad, of taking doxepin
hydrochloride compared to placebo (inactive drug) in treating esophageal pain in patients
with thoracic cancer receiving radiation therapy to the thorax with or without chemotherapy.
Doxepin hydrochloride is a tricyclic antidepressant drug which was recently shown to be
helpful for mouth pain in patients receiving radiation therapy. Part of doxepin
hydrochloride's drug action takes place at the surface of the esophagus, which may be
helpful in reducing the pain caused by radiation therapy.
Doxepin and a Topical Rinse in the Treatment of Acute Oral Mucositis Pain in Patients Receiving Radiotherapy With or Without Chemotherapy [Recruiting]
The purpose of this study is to test whether a mouthwash made with a drug called doxepin can
reduce the pain caused by mouth sores resulting from radiation therapy. A number of mouth
rinse preparations exist for patients with treatment-related oral mucositis pain such as the
DLA rinse, an over-the-counter medication. This study will evaluate the effects of doxepin
compared to DLA (diphenhydramine, lidocaine and antacids) and placebo. Doxepin is approved by
the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of depression, anxiety, long-term
pain management, as well as management of rash.
The Treatment of Insomnia in Patients With HIV Disease [Recruiting]
This study is designed to evaluate the efficacy of two commonly prescribed sleep aids for
use in patients who are HIV positive and suffer from insomnia.
Treatments for Insomnia in Patients With Parkinson's Disease [Recruiting]
More than half of patients with Parkinson's have troubles with insomnia. There are several
treatment options for insomnia that have been studied in the general population - however,
the investigators don't know if these treatments work for patients with Parkinson's. It is
possible that people with Parkinson's may have different treatment responses.
The goal of this project is to test in a pilot study the tolerability and effectiveness of
pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatments to improve insomnia in patients with
Parkinson's disease. Each participant in this study will be wearing a wrist actigrapch and
fill out the sleep diary. Three main treatment strategies will be tested: Placebo Light
therapy, Cognitive behavioural therapy and active light therapy, and insomnia medications.
The treatment that each person will receive first will be chosen randomly. If the first
therapy has not been effective, participant may choose to re-enrol in the trial with one of
the remaining two therapies.
YouScript IMPACT Registry [Recruiting]
This multicenter observational study aims to investigate the benefits of providing
pharmacogenetic testing with the YouScript Personalized Prescribing System which includes a
clinical decision support tool and individualized pharmacist recommendations to elderly
polypharmacy patients who are most at risk of adverse drug events. The YouScript system is
unique in identifying drug-gene, and drug-drug-gene interactions that are missed by existing
systems, and represent over 35% of significant interaction warnings. Data analysis will
assess the impact of recommendations for medication changes on clinical decision making,
patient outcomes, and healthcare resource utilization to determine which medications,
specialties, or patient segments derive the greatest benefit from this intervention. Data
gathered from patients enrolled in this study will be compared to patients matched on key
characteristics from Inovalon's MORE2 healthcare database.