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Doxepin is a prescription drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat insomnia. Doxepin is sometimes prescribed to treat neuropathic pain. In people receiving radiation therapy for myeloma, Doxepin may be used as an oral rinse to treat mucositis (inflammation of the mucus membranes that line the gastrointestinal tract). Doxepin is also sold under the brand name Silenor.

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

How do I take it?
Doxepin should be taken exactly as prescribed by your doctor.

Doxepin is available as a tablet and is sometimes provided as a liquid for oral rinse.

Side effects
The FDA-approved label for doxepin lists common side effects including drowsiness and nausea.

Rare but serious side effects listed for doxepin include new or worsening suicidal thoughts or behaviors.

For more details about this treatment, visit:

Doxepin — MedlinePlus

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