Silenor is a drug that belongs to the drug group hypnotics. Silenor is a tricyclic antidepressant and is meant to address problems of insomnia. Silenor is also available in its generic form and comes in the form of tablets meant for oral administration only. Scientists think Silenor works by blocking histamine receptors in the brain, allowing users to fall asleep. Silenor is a hypnotic that treats insomnia for people who have trouble sleeping. This medication reduces the number of times you wake during the night and helps you stay asleep longer. It is not proven how Silenor improves sleep, but it may be because it blocks histamine receptors. If you have problems with urinating or have untreated narrow-angle glaucoma, do not use this drug. Also, if you have used MAO inhibitor in the past 14 days, do not use Silenor because a severe drug interaction may occur. Examples of MAO inhibitors include tranylcypromine, phenelzine, linezolid, Selegiline, methylene blue injection, among others.
Drug Name: Silenor
Generic name: Doxepin hydrochloride