doxepin (Silenor) (cont.)
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What happens if I miss a dose (Silenor)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
Do not take Silenor if you do not have time for a full night's sleep before being active again.
What happens if I overdose (Silenor)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222. An overdose of doxepin can be fatal.
Overdose symptoms may include uneven heartbeats, extreme drowsiness, agitation, vomiting, blurred vision, confusion, hallucinations, feeling hot or cold, muscle stiffness, feeling light-headed, fainting, seizure (convulsions), or coma.
What should I avoid while taking doxepin (Silenor) (Silenor)?
Doxepin may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert.
Avoid taking Silenor within 3 hours after eating a meal.
What other drugs will affect doxepin (Silenor) (Silenor)?
Cold or allergy medicine, sedatives, narcotic pain medicine, muscle relaxers, and medicine for seizures or anxiety can add to sleepiness caused by doxepin. Tell your doctor if you regularly use any of these medicines, or any other sleep medication.
Before taking doxepin, tell your doctor if you have used an "SSRI" antidepressant in the past 5 weeks, such as citalopram (Celexa), escitalopram (Lexapro), fluoxetine (Prozac, Sarafem), fluvoxamine (Luvox), paroxetine (Paxil), or sertraline (Zoloft).
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with doxepin. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about doxepin (Silenor).
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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