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Silenor Dosage

Generic name: doxepin hydrochloride 3mg
Dosage form: tablet
Drug classes: Miscellaneous anxiolytics, sedatives and hypnotics, Tricyclic antidepressants

Medically reviewed by Last updated on May 8, 2023.

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.

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