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How is doxepin used to treat insomnia?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Practitioner

Doxepin is a drug usually used to treat depression. The version for treating insomnia (Silenor) is a much lower dose of doxepin. It is FDA-approved for treating insomnia that involves trouble staying asleep. It has been studied for periods up to 3 months. It is not habit-forming or prone to abuse.

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