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Silenor Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is doxepin (Silenor) (Silenor)?
- What are the possible side effects of doxepin (Silenor) (Silenor)?
- What is the most important information I should know about doxepin (Silenor) (Silenor)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking doxepin (Silenor) (Silenor)?
- How should I take doxepin (Silenor) (Silenor)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Silenor)?
- What happens if I overdose (Silenor)?
- What should I avoid while taking doxepin (Silenor) (Silenor)?
- What other drugs will affect doxepin (Silenor) (Silenor)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Silenor)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
Do not take Silenor if you do not have time for a full night's sleep before being active again.
What happens if I overdose (Silenor)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222. An overdose of doxepin can be fatal.
Overdose symptoms may include uneven heartbeats, extreme drowsiness, agitation, vomiting, blurred vision, confusion, hallucinations, feeling hot or cold, muscle stiffness, feeling light-headed, fainting, seizure (convulsions), or coma.
What should I avoid while taking doxepin (Silenor) (Silenor)?
Doxepin may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert.
Avoid taking Silenor within 3 hours after eating a meal.
What other drugs will affect doxepin (Silenor) (Silenor)?
Cold or allergy medicine, sedatives, narcotic pain medicine, muscle relaxers, and medicine for seizures or anxiety can add to sleepiness caused by doxepin. Tell your doctor if you regularly use any of these medicines, or any other sleep medication.
Before taking doxepin, tell your doctor if you have used an "SSRI" antidepressant in the past 5 weeks, such as citalopram (Celexa), escitalopram (Lexapro), fluoxetine (Prozac, Sarafem), fluvoxamine (Luvox), paroxetine (Paxil), or sertraline (Zoloft).
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
- cimetidine (Tagamet); or
- tolazamide (Tolinase).
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with doxepin. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about doxepin (Silenor).
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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