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Silenor Dosage

Generic name: doxepin hydrochloride 3mg
Dosage form: tablet

Medically reviewed on January 4, 2018.

The dose of Silenor should be individualized.

Dosing in Adults

The recommended dose of Silenor for adults is 6 mg once daily. A 3 mg once daily dose may be appropriate for some patients, if clinically indicated.

Dosing in the Elderly

The recommended starting dose of Silenor in elderly patients (≥ 65 years old) is 3 mg once daily. The daily dose can be increased to 6 mg, if clinically indicated.


Silenor should be taken within 30 minutes of bedtime.

To minimize the potential for next day effects, Silenor should not be taken within 3 hours of a meal [see Clinical Pharmacology (12.3)].

The total Silenor dose should not exceed 6 mg per day.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.