Silenor
Alternatives

(Doxepin)

Silenor (Doxepin)

Prosom (estazolam)

Prescription only
1 of 12 alternatives
Helps you relax, and sleep.

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

Helps you stay asleep longer.

Prosom (estazolam) can help you sleep, but you might feel hungover the next day.

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.
  • Prosom (estazolam) is available in generic.
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.
  • Prosom (estazolam) isn't recommended if you're age 65 or older because the side effects can be more intense.
  • You can become dependent on Prosom (estazolam) if you take it for more than a few weeks.
  • If you stop Prosom (estazolam) suddenly after taking it for a while, your insomnia might come back even worse than when you started.
Used for
  • Alcoholism - Anxiety - Depression Anxiety - Depression Anxiety - Depression - Psychoneurotic personality disorder Insomnia Pruritus (Moderate)
  • Due to atopic dermatitis or lichen simplex chronicus
Dosage forms
  • Pill
  • Liquid
  • Pill
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Side effects
The Silenor (Doxepin) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
10possible side effects
  • Sleepiness
    42%
  • Headache
    16%
  • Weakness
    11%
  • Difficulty controlling muscles
    8%
  • Nervousness
    8%
  • Dizziness
    7%
  • Uneasiness
    5%
  • Nausea
    4%
  • Abnormal coordination
    4%
  • Leg and foot pain
    3%
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Risks and warnings
No information currently available
  • Tolerance and addiction

    Using Prosom (estazolam) for more than 10 days

  • Behavior changes

    Drinking alcohol

    ...and 1 more risk factors

  • Hangover effect

    People age 65 or older

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