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A 38-year-old female asked:

what is difference doxepin (silenor) & (sinequan)? what is dosage for insomnia for both types? why both called doxepin? seem very different.

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Doxepin = generic : Silenor and sinequan are both doxepin, the generic name for the medication. The only difference is the dosages. Silenor comes in 3 and 6mg strengths, but sinequan's smallest dose increment is 10mg -- and it's a capsule which can't be cut in half. Sinequan is fda-indicated for depression, not insomnia. Prescribing sinequan for sleep is an "off label" use; giving silenor is an indicated use.

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