More Answers About Doxepin
The medication should be stored at room temperature, away from moisture and heat. Doxepin capsules, tablets, and oral solution should be kept in an airtight container.
Keep doxepin and all medications out of the reach of children.
If you do not take your doxepin as scheduled, take your missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if you usually take your dose at night, you may not want to make up the missed dose, due to the risk of drowsiness if doxepin is taken during the day. Also, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular schedule. Do not take a double dose of doxepin.
Brand-name doxepin is no longer available. Generic doxepin capsules are available in the following strengths:
- Doxepin 10-mg capsules
- Doxepin 25-mg capsules
- Doxepin 50-mg capsules
- Doxepin 75-mg capsules
- Doxepin 100-mg capsules
- Doxepin 150-mg capsules.
The liquid form is available in one strength -- Doxepin solution 10 mg per mL.
Doxepin tablets (available under the brand name Silenor) are available in the following strengths:
- Doxepin 3-mg tablets
- Doxepin 6-mg tablets.
Although brand-name doxepin is no longer being manufactured, generic doxepin is still available. Generic Silenor (the low-dose doxepin tablet approved for treating insomnia) is not available in generic form.