Silenor (Doxepin) for Chronic Pain | MyChronicPainTeam

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Silenor is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat insomnia. Silenor may help manage neuropathic pain. Silenor is also referred to by its drug name, Doxepin.

Silenor is a tricyclic antidepressant. Silenor is believed to work by changing the balance of neurotransmitters in the brain.

How do I take it?
Silenor is taken once daily.

Silenor comes in tablet form.

Side effects
The FDA-approved label for Silenor lists common side effects including headache, blurred vision, strange dreams, drowsiness, dizziness, dry mouth, nausea, constipation, weight changes, swelling of breasts, and sexual dysfunction.

Rare but serious side effects listed for Silenor include worsening depression and seizures.

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