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  • n. A psychotropic agent with tricyclic antidepressant and anxiolytic properties.

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  • n. a tricyclic antidepressant (trade names Adapin and Sinequan) with numerous side effects (dry mouth and sedation and gastrointestinal disturbances)


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  • The active ingredient in Silenor, doxepin, has been used for years in higher doses as an antidepressant.

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  • If the condition persists, your doctor may recommend either an antihistamine such as diphenhydramine (Benadryl Allergy) or doxepin cream (Zonalon); a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory ointment or cream such as tacrolimus (Protopic); or a corticosteroid ointment such as hydrocortisone (Cortaid, Cortizone).

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  • The current nightcap, as it were, is 50 mg doxepin, followed in one hour by 10 mg zolpidem this is the non-CR version of Ambien. » Snooze on the hour

  • “But I only take the doxepin and flurazepam to sleep and it was about time to wean myself from the Prozac anyway.”

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  • Dale turned the light out and went back to sleep, even without his Prozac and flurazepam and doxepin.

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  • The drug's active ingredient, doxepin hydrochloride, has been around for decades and was previously used in much higher doses as an anti-depressant.

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  • Silenor, or doxepin, is a low-dose oral prescription drug that is used to treat short and long term insomnia.

  • Lastly, Paladin entered into an exclusive collaboration with Somaxon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. to commercialize Silenor® doxepin for the treatment of insomnia characterized by difficulty with sleep maintenance in Canada, South America and Africa.

  • Somaxon's product Silenor® (doxepin) has been approved by the FDA for the treatment of insomnia characterized by difficulty with sleep maintenance.

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  • Somaxon Announces FDA Approval of Silenor (R) (doxepin) for the Treatment of Insomnia seniors need more of than younger adults, is great to get a bit of in the middle of the day and could cause - Articles related to Sleep your way to health and happiness


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  • Yet he'd felt a real sadness — the sadness of consummation— hearing a subject who'd struggled for years with anxiety, suicidal guilt, and religious zeal tell him, after the successful tuning of his doxepin dosages, "Doctor, I'm just not sure what I was so upset about, all that time.

    --Richard Powers, 2007, The Echo Maker, p. 190

    November 7, 2008