STEPS: Doxepin (Silenor) for Insomnia – American Family Physician, somaxon pharmaceuticals.#Somaxon #pharmaceuticals

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Doxepin (Silenor) for Insomnia DHIREN PATEL, PharmD, and JENNIFER D. GOLDMAN-LEVINE, PharmD, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Boston, Massachusetts Am Fam Physician. 2011 Aug 15;84(4):453-454. Silenor is a new low-dose formulation of the tricyclic antidepressant doxepin (which is typically taken as a 25- to 150-mg dose at bedtime). Low-dose doxepin is labeled for the treatment of insomnia characterized by difficulty maintaining sleep. The exact mechanism by which the medication exerts its sleep maintenance effect is unknown, but is thought to be antagonism of histamine H1 receptors.1 3 to 6 mg daily 3-mg and 6-mg tablets * Price for …