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Silenor Dosage

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Dec 29, 2021.

Generic name: doxepin hydrochloride 3mg
Dosage form: tablet

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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