Silenor (Doxepin) Addiction And Abuse
Doxepin works to balance your brain’s neurotransmitters, which can boost your mood, give you added energy and even improve your overall mental health. Silenor can also help to treat cases of insomnia when taken as prescribed.
This antidepressant is not intended for individuals under the age of 12, and elderly patients are more likely to experience side effects on this medication. Elderly patients are more likely to be prescribed a lower dosage of doxepin if they suffer from any heart or kidney problems. Once starting this medication, it may take a few weeks to see any improvement in your symptoms. Do not suddenly stop taking Silenor, as this can worsen any existing depression or anxiety symptoms. Doxepin should always be taken as prescribed to avoid any unnecessary side effects.
Doxepin addiction doesn’t have to control your life. Reach out for help if you or a loved one is developing a substance use issue. The first step to a sober life is speaking up.
Combining this medication with any other prescriptions — especially other antidepressants or muscle relaxers — is greatly discouraged, as dangerous side effects can occur. You shouldn’t start Silenor if you have taken any SSRIs in the past five weeks, such as Lexapro or Zoloft. Always inform your doctor of any other medications you are taking before starting doxepin.
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