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trazadone cold turkey withdrawal

A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
33 years experience Internal Medicine
See provider: Please talk with your health care provider about your symptoms to see if you need to be back on trazodone or be checked for something else.
Dr. Shirley Zelikovsky
Specializes in Family Medicine
Not a good idea: You are better off gradually tapering off this drug since you have been on it a while. Maybe get back on at a 50 mg dose every other night and see if ... Read More
Dr. Matthew Cahill
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Probable withdrawal: Sorry you feel so terrible. Don't give up! There are plenty of good medications that can really CHANGE the feelings that you feel. Just remember they ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Smith
40 years experience Psychiatry
Possibly: Pretty much any medicine can cause bruxism -- tooth grinding, although this medicine certainly doesn't do so commonly. Discuss this with you prescrib ... Read More
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Dr. Patricia Foster
44 years experience Psychiatry
Rare but possible: Talk to prescribing doctor re stopping Ambien (zolpidem). Tooth grinding/jaw clenching should disappear if from this med. If this persists, see your d ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Tillett
22 years experience Urology
See your doctor: It is generally not advisable to stop any prescription medication "cold turkey", especially not antidepressants. These medications are typically star ... Read More
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Dr. Nelly Cohen
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Wean off: These kind of meds are not recommended to quit cold turkey due to a possibility of serotonin withdrawal syndrome. They should be slowly weaned off wi ... Read More
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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Celexa/Trazodone: Concern, having been on them for that long, is withdrawal & more importantly, recurrence of the original symptoms they were prescribed to treat in the ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Kibrick
46 years experience Clinical Psychology
May take a while: Larry, It is best to taper these drugs gradually when discontinuing use. Anxiety, agitation, and trouble sleeping can occur if the drug is suddenly st ... Read More
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marsha Wheatley
38 years experience Psychiatry
Safer than Xanax (alprazolam)...: The degree of discontinuation would be impacted by whether you took prn, dosage, and what it's being replaced with.
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Diane Bryan
16 years experience Clinical Psychology
Other relief availab: The Trazadone is one medication which you can stop and it will leave the body completely within 4-6 weeks. However, there are other medications that c ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ladislav Volicer
62 years experience Geriatric Psychiatry
It depends: It depends on the dose that you are taking. Some people do not have any symptoms after stopping trazodone.
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
32 years experience Family Medicine
Unlikely: unlike benzodiazepines the tricyclics like Trazadone do not have the same mechanism of action an do not have withdraw effects
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dia Arpon
Dr. Dia Arpon answered
26 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: You can get rebound insomnia. I recommend going down to 1/2 for now week than stop.
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Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Opiate withdrawal: Meds used are. Suboxone, methadone, Clonidine to help with symptoms, and Naltrexone and vivitrol.

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