A member asked:

I can't stay asleep at night. md gave me 10mg of doxepin. tried last night, didn't do much. do i need to give this more time?

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Dr. Beth Howell answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Yes: It will take about two weeks of steady use for the Doxepin to build up a level in your system. You would need to take it nightly for that long in order to determine its effect. If it helps partially but not completely, the dose may need to be raised.

Answered 4/1/2019

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Dr. Heidi Fowler answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Yes, give it more : time. Use good sleep hygiene too. Retire & rise same time each day. Bedroom should be dark & cool - used only for sex & sleep. Turn off tv. No naps. Exercise regularly but not in late evening. No caffeine for 6 hrs & no alcohol or tobacco w/i 2 hrs of sleep. Dinner should be moderate sized & finished at least 2 to 3 hours before sleep. Can try warm milk, chamomile tea or melatonin along w light

Answered 10/29/2018

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