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Trazodone

A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. TRUC DAO
Dr. TRUC DAO answered
36 years experience in Psychiatry
Desyrel (trazodone): It is the brand name for trazodone, an antidepressant which is mainly used to help people sleep. Only doses above 400mg has antidepressant effects but ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Trazodone: Usually at bedtime, & as prescribed by your doctor, due to sedative effect.
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raju Indukuri
44 years experience in Psychiatry
trazadone: Yes. It is a tricyclic antidepressant and very toxic on overdose to the heart.
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kim Capehart
19 years experience in Dentistry
Yes but be cautious: Any medication, regardless of prescription or over-the-counter (otc), should be consulted with a doctor and is safe if following doctors orders. Traz ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
39 years experience in Psychiatry
Yes: It is a safe combination. I can think of a number of clinical scenarios where this would be very appropriate and I have quite a few patients on this ... Read More
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Yes, some major: The major alerts are for the risk of serotonin syndrome. Several other concerns exist between these drugs and include increased risks for the common s ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
25 years experience in Internal Medicine
Trazodone: Trazodone is indicated for major depressive disorder and insomnia.
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
31 years experience in Internal Medicine
ER: Go get evaluated very high dosage can have cardiac manifestation.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chris Esguerra
15 years experience in Psychiatry
Trazodone/Desyrel: Trazodone is an antidepressant often use to help with sleep. It can cause sleepiness, a hung-over feeling the next day, blurred vision, dry mouth, in ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patricia Foster
43 years experience in Psychiatry
Can be: A common side effect of Zoloft (sertraline) is drowsiness. Bedtime dosing may allay the problem. Be sure to discuss any side effects with your prescri ... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Weeks
44 years experience in Family Medicine
Sleepy not sneezy?: Ambien (zolpidem) will help you sleep; Claritin d will help with nasal allergy symptoms, but sometimes can cause restlessness and difficulty sleeping.
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A 70-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patricia Foster
43 years experience in Psychiatry
Review with doctor: Klonopin and Restoril (temazepam) are similar chemically, sedating, anti-anxiety. Better to take one or the other. However, discuss with prescribing d ... Read More
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michel
45 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes but: This seems a bit much for anyone. Is there a way that you can speak to your doctor about streamlining your meds. The doc is treating you for bipolar ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jane Kang
Dr. Jane Kang answered
20 years experience in Psychiatry
Maybe. : You will have to ask. Some family doctors/internists don't mind, but in my experience, they won't feel comfortable prescribing the lamictal. Most will ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
39 years experience in Psychiatry
Unusual combo: Yes, but only under the supervision of a physician and you should know the exact reason for taking each medication.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernadette Onuoha
37 years experience in Psychiatry
Talk to your doc: Let your doctor know how you're feeling on your current medication and he will be able to figure out what's best for you based on your sxs and side ef ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patricia Foster
43 years experience in Psychiatry
Not recommended: Seroquel (quetiapine) is an anti-psychotic medication used for serious psychiatric disorders. It is not recommended as a sleeping aid. Talk to your pc ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Berkowitz
33 years experience in Psychiatry
Yes: All the ssri antidepressants have an impact on rem sleep. Though Effexor (venlafaxine) is not technically an ssri, it is a dual action agent (snri) th ... Read More
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A 69-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Weinstock
23 years experience in Psychiatry
Ambien (zolpidem): Ambien (zolpidem) can cause dependnece, though its potential for creating addiction is fairly low. Many people confuse addiction with physical depende ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laura Wuarin
23 years experience in Psychiatry
Yes and no: Clonazepam and xanax (alprazolam) are benzodiazepines often used to treat anxiety-panic attcks, gad or ptsd. They are similar but xanax (alprazolam) i ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Riney
36 years experience in Pediatrics
Short term only: Used alot in elderly nursing homes, not particularly good for more than a few days, less rem sleep, but cheap.
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
39 years experience in Psychiatry
I have used it: Successfully for this, but if you have restless legs or periodic limb movements of sleep it may actually worsen rather than improve the situation. Tr ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Fietsam
34 years experience in Thoracic Surgery
No.: Tolerance to trazadone does not build that fast. I suspect there were some other disturbances that made sleep difficult. Like noise, worries, etc. ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gena Kluwe
30 years experience in Internal Medicine
No. : You might get in the habit of taking it and find it emotionally useful or find that it improves your sleep, but addictive it is not.
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A 85-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Fox
Dr. James Fox answered
13 years experience in Psychiatry
Insomnia: Withdrawal symptoms are typically the opposite of what the medication is intended to do. You may have insomnia if you stop Lunesta (eszopiclone) abru ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Machtinger
43 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Yes: No serious interactions reported.
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
39 years experience in Psychiatry
Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) and Diazepam: Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) can cause anger issues by triggering mania or hypomania. Diazepam can cause anger issues by its disinhibiting properties in t ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Combo: U are on 3 antidepressants and 2 anxiety meds. Best to review with your prescribing doctor.
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Tabby
36 years experience in Neurology
In moderation, yes: in moderation, yes
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
21 years experience in Psychiatry
Different: Everyone is different. It also depends upon why you are having difficulty with sleep. If you suffer insomnia talk to your doctor about this. There ... Read More
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Coutts ii
25 years experience in Family Medicine
Common combination: All three drugs are antidepressants that are from different classes of antidepressants. They each have a different roll in treating depression.
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A female asked:
Dr. K. Olson
Dr. K. Olson answered
38 years experience in Psychiatry
Not for pain: It is a relatively sedating serotonin blocking agent - a reuptake inhibitor and antagonist. Used most often for sleep - or rarely at lower does - for ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
32 years experience in Neurology
If by doctor's order: If you're taking these medications on doctor's order then, I cannot tell you NOT to take either one of them or any of them. But if what you're asking ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
56 years experience in Psychiatry
Depends: Most frequent complaint i hear is really, really sluggish brain and body. But wait a minute; ever read all the possible side effects. Don't! aspirin w ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. R Sangal
Dr. R Sangal answered
42 years experience in Sleep Medicine
Safe medicine: Trazodone is a safe medicine and is marketed for depression but is very effective for insomnia. Side effects may include dry mouth, blurred vision, di ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Hsiao
39 years experience in Psychiatry
Not long: Trazodone has a biphasic half-life but both phases are short (3-6 & 5-9 hours). The rule of thumb is that your body is "cleaned out" after 5 half-liv ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Ernest Fischer
10 years experience in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Half life 12 hours: roughly each dose would be cleared in 24 hours but many factors affect this and each person is different
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Anderson
20 years experience in Psychiatry
Headache and Zoloft (sertraline): Headaches are possible side effects of both zoloft (sertraline) and trazodone. Usually, they go away with time as you take the medication. In some cas ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Balminder Mangat
46 years experience in Addiction Medicine
That is my short ans: 50 mgm trazadone, 48 hours later you still have the effects. You probably went to see an md with some complaints, which included sleep disturbance.H ... Read More
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Valium: Added sedation, depending on the doses.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
39 years experience in Psychiatry
No interactions: There are no interactions between the two. You may safely take them together as prescribed. Best wishes.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Combo.: Not uncommon combination. The trazodone is prescribed for sleep and the Celexa (citalopram) is prescribed for mood/ anxiety type symptoms. Safe if tol ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience in Pain Management
It is safe,: There is no drug interactions between these two drugs. However, check with your headache specialist or prescribing physician the dosage for trazodone. ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
You can't: You just have to give time for the effects of the med to wear off.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
More than Rx'd: No flippancy is intended. Trazodone is a remarkable medication that has helped many people find relief from anxiety and depression, but its effects ar ... Read More
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