Doxepin is not a narcotic, but it is highly toxic in cases of overdose. You cannot purchase this medicine without a prescription. Doxepin hydrochloride is a psychotherapeutic drug, specifically a tricyclic antidepressant (TCA), used to treat psychiatric disorders including:
Depression and/or anxiety in psychoneurotic patients.
Depression and/or anxiety in alcoholic patients (should not be taken with alcohol).
Depression and/or anxiety secondary to an organic disease.
Psychotic depressive disorders with anxiety (involutional depression and manic-depressive disorders).
It is available under the brand names Sinequan, Silenor, and various others. This drug may be prescribed to you for other reasons. Silenor, a low dose version, is approved in 2010 for treating a type of insomnia characterized by difficulty of staying asleep. A cream preparation is also available for short-term treatment of atopic dermatitis and lichen simplex chronicus. Both oral and topical do ...
Voltaren is one of the various trade names of Diclofenac, a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used to reduce pain and inflammation. It is not considered a narcotic nor it is addictive, but you should not take it for long periods of time. Diclofenac is available by prescription or over-the-counter at low doses for the treatment of various pains, inflammatory disorders, and dysmenorrhea. Taking NSAIDs like Voltaren can increase your risk for heart attack and stroke, especially if you’re taking high doses for long-term use. Warnings have been included in the product information of these pain relievers to guide patients and health professionals. The treatment advice only applies to systemic formulations, such as tablets, capsules, injections, and suppositories, and does not apply to gel or cream formulations.
What is a narcotic?
The term narcotic used to refer to a class of drugs that produces pain relief, state of sleep (narcosis), and addiction. Opiates are ...