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Claims for Patent: 5,502,047

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Claims for Patent: 5,502,047

Title: Treatment for insomnia
Abstract:A method for the treatment of chronic insomnia is disclosed which involves the administration of low dosages of a compound selected from the pharmaceutically acceptable forms of doxepin, trimipramine, amitriptyline, trazodone and mixtures hereof.
Inventor(s): Kavey; Neil B. (Chappagua, NY)
Assignee:
Application Number:08/034,252
Patent Claims: 1. A method for the treatment of a patient suffering from chronic insomnia comprising administering to said patient a compound selected from the group consisting of doxepin and pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof in a daily dosage ranging from about 0.5 to about 20 milligrams.

2. The method of claim 1 wherein the pharmaceutically acceptable salt of doxepin is the hydrochloride salt thereof.

3. The method of claim 1 where the daily dosage is about 0.5 to about 10 milligrams.

4. The method of claim 1 where the daily dosage is about 0.5 to about 5 milligrams.

5. The method of claim 2 where the daily dosage is about 0.5 to about 10 milligrams.

6. The method of claim 2 where the daily dosage is about 0.5 to about 5 milligrams.

7. The method of claim 1 wherein the patient is suffering from depression.

8. The method of claim 1 wherein the patient is suffering from depression.

9. The method of claim 4 wherein the patient is not suffering from depression.

10. The method of claim 5 wherein the patient is not suffering from depsression.
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