Silenor

(Doxepin)

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Helps you relax, and sleep.

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Our bottom line

Doxepin is a non-addictive way to help people stay asleep, but it comes with a list of side effects.

Quick facts about Silenor
  • Drug class: Neuro/psych
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (doxepin)
Prices and discounts
Lowest price for 30 10mg capsules
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$9.99

Upsides

  • In a clinical trial Doxepin was able to significantly improve sleep quality.
  • Doxepin helps improve your appetite, energy level, and sense of well-being, which increases your interests.
  • Once your body gets used to Doxepin, most of the side effects go away.
  • Doxepin comes in a generic form, so it is pretty cheap.
  • Doxepin is not addictive.
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Downsides

  • Some people taking Doxepin walk, drive, eat, and have sex while sleeping. Be sure to tell your doctor if this happens to you.
  • Doxepin can increase your appetite, leading to weight gain.
  • Taking Doxepin can make emptying your bladder difficult.
  • Some people have suicidal thoughts when taking Doxepin.
  • Doxepin can interact with many different medications, vitamins, and alternative treatments.
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How it works

Doxepin is a tricyclic antidepressant. It keeps norepinephrine and serotonin in your brain longer, helping you relax, and sleep. It also blocks the chemical that causes itch, and wakefulness.

Quick facts about Silenor
  • Drug class: Neuro/psych
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (doxepin)

Used for

  • Alcoholism - Anxiety - Depression Anxiety - Depression Anxiety - Depression - Psychoneurotic personality disorder Insomnia Pruritus (Moderate)
  • Due to atopic dermatitis or lichen simplex chronicus
  • Urticaria

Dosage forms

  • Pill
  • Liquid
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Side effect rates for Silenor (Doxepin)

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Common concerns from people taking Silenor (Doxepin)

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Pregnancy
Interactions
  • Doxepin can interact with many different medications, vitamins, and alternative treatments.
Alcohol
  • Stay away from alcohol while taking Doxepin, because it can slow your brain, and stop your breathing.
Sleep
  • Reviewed Silenoron 3/2/2017Go lie down to sleep no longer than 15 mins after taking doxepin and try not to drink a lot of liquids close to bedtime (I find I only experience dry mouth/throat if I do not go to bed immediately and if I stay up after it hits,I feel manic and energetic but will fall asleep sitting up with no notice).Do not drink a lot of fluids before bedtime until you know how it affects you ( possible trouble urinating).
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    Woman
    A year or so
    Alcoholism - Anxiety - Depression Anxiety - Depression Anxiety - Depression - Psychoneurotic personality disorder Insomnia Pruritus (Moderate)
Weight
  • Doxepin can increase your appetite, leading to weight gain.