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I have chronic hives. My doctor prescribed 10 mg Doxepin to

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I have chronic hives. My doctor prescribed 10 mg Doxepin to start. I am concerned about taking this with my Klonopin .05 I take half a pill 2x a day. I take one half Klonopin before bed and am to take the Doxepin before bed. I am concerned about side effects and drug interactions. I have had dizziness issues many years ago as well. Is it safe to take the Klonopin and Doxepin together before bed?
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Customer: I have had chronic hives for 9 months. I am about to try Doxepin for this issue. I have been on Klonopin for balance and anxiety since 1989. I am concerned bout mixing the two.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  Dr. Z replied 1 year ago.

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Hello and thank you for using JustAnswer. It is definitely safe to take both the Doxepin and Klonopin, but you may experience increased drowsiness and dizziness with the combination so it is goof to be lying down and not moving or being active due to the possible dizziness factor. Overall though this is still a safe combination and will not cause any severe interaction effects.

Expert:  Dr. Z replied 1 year ago.

I hope this answers your questions and gives you some guidance on this issue. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns as I am happy to assist and support you regarding this issue.

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