Brand: Silenor

Drug Type: Tricyclic antidepressants (TCA)

Form: Tablet

Age limit: 12 years and above

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Doxepin Tablets are a sleep medicine and treat people with insomnia. People have trouble getting to sleep with this disorder. This medication is a member of the class of drugs known as “antidepressants” typically prescribed to treat depression and anxiety when a patient is intolerant to other treatments. Additionally, it is used as a drug to treat some people’s insomnia (difficulty falling asleep). Anxiety disorder is a mental illness. One feels extreme fear or worry that interfere with a person’s daily activities. Panic attacks, marked by severe sensations of dread, terror, perspiration, hyperventilation, a rapid heartbeat, and skin flushing, can be brought on by high anxiety levels. This medication includes doxepin, a tricyclic antidepressant that acts by raising the concentration of GABA-related brain chemicals that affect mood and contribute to depression.


Administer Doxepin Tablets by mouth once daily.  6 mg daily is the outer limit of this medicine. It means that one cannot exceed this dosage. It is taken a half hour before sleeping.  The dosing instructions and the intake instructions are explained to the patient. It is in addition to the side effects of the drug. One should take this medication until the doctor sees fit. The doctor is in charge of the prescription. 


The side effects of Doxepin Tablets appear differently in different people. A higher dose of the medication could result in adverse side effects- the effects mentioned below. 

  • Increase in pupil size
  • Weakness
  • Mouth sores
  • Dry mouth
  • Constipation
  • Blurred vision
  • Confusion

The physician knows how to manage the side effects. If the medicine is not taken duly, then more side effects occur. Rare side effects may occur in some patients. It is tough to judge the side effects that may arise. 


The dosage depends on severity and patients response. For capsules or solutions used as oral dosage forms:

For anxiety or depression:

Adults and children over 12: 75 milligrams (mg) once daily, or in smaller dosages spread throughout the day, at the beginning. The dosage is typically no greater than 150 mg per day, though. The use of children under the age of 12 is not advised.

For tablets used as oral dose forms

For insomnia:

Adults: 6 mg administered once daily.

Older adults—3 mg once daily at first. If necessary, your doctor might change your dose.

Children—The doctor determines the use and dosage.


  1. The doctor is aware of all the patients medical problems like kidney and liver problems.
  2. Adverse side effects of combining Doxepin Tablets with other medicines exist. Book an appointment with the doctor if these side effects occur.
  3. A disorder that affects the heart rhythm could be brought on by doxepin (QT prolongation). Rarely, QT prolongation can result in a fast/irregular heartbeat that is significant (rarely fatal) and other symptoms including acute dizziness and fainting that require immediate medical intervention.
  4. BPH, urine retention, poor GI motility, hyperthyroidism, seizure disorder, brain tumor, diabetes, hepatic impairment, cardiovascular illness, mania/hypomania, respiratory disease, and seizure disorders should all be treated with caution.
  5. Bone fractures have been linked to antidepressant therapy. If a patient exhibits inexplicable bone pain, joint discomfort, bruising, and swelling, evaluate the likelihood of a fracture.

The doctor is the authority on what to avoid when taking this medication. Some precautions heeded are for a better outcome.


Doxepin Tablets interact with other medicines and can reduce the effectiveness of the medication taken. The doctor informs the patient about the drugs that should not be mixed. The other drugs it interacts with stated below:

  • Flexeril
  • Ambien
  • Lexapro
  • Cymbalta
  • Klonopin
  • Zoloft 
  • Zyrtec
  • Topamax
  • Norco

Being mindful of the drugs and their uses is essential. 


Active Ingredient Inactive Ingredients
Doxepin Hydrochloride FD&C Blue No.1
Microcrystalline cellulose
Magnesium stearate
Colloidal silicon dioxide

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