Doxepin brands

Note about medicines names

Most medicines have two names: the active ingredient and the brand name. The active ingredient is the chemical in the medicine that makes it work. The brand name is the name given to the medicine by its manufacturer. There may be several brands that contain the same active ingredient. This website uses active ingredient names (eg, amoxycillin), with brand names in brackets and with a capital letter (eg, Amoxil). We also discuss medicines in groups or ‘classes’ when their effects or actions are very similar.

To find out more about active ingredients and brand names read our brand choices information.

Active ingredient: Doxepin

The consumer medicine information (CMI) for your brand of doxepin is available from our website or a pharmacist. You can see doxepin brands listed in the left column on this page.

The CMI includes:

  • how to take this medicine
  • what to do if you forget to take it
  • if you take too much (overdose)
  • things you must and must not do while taking this medicine
  • signs of severe reactions and what to do.

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