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A 42-year-old member asked:

i drank a 6 pack of smirnoff tonight.. can i take my trazadone so i can sleep, what do you suggest?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
I would think twice: Per drugs.Com "using trazodone together with ethanol can increase nervous system side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty concentrating. Some people may also experience impairment in thinking and judgment." by the way - that is a large amount of alcohol to be drinking in one sitting.

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A 51-year-old female asked:

I take trazadone for sleep. I have a special occasion coming up, and i would like to enjoy some champagne. How can I do both?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Not recommended: It is not recommended. Alcohol may interact with the trazadone causing slowed respirations, dizziness, falls, and slow heart rate. You should not take trazadone unless you really need it that day. Depending on how much alcohol you drink, that may be enough to get you to sleep.
A 37-year-old female asked:

I take 100 mg a night of trazadone for sleep. Will I have withdraws when i stop taking it?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Steven Reidbord
Psychiatry 36 years experience
Unlikely: Everyone is different, so i can't say in your particular case. But in general trazodone does not have a discontinuation (withdrawal) syndrome. I've stopped even higher doses in my patients without ill effect.
Cincinnati, OH
A 31-year-old female asked:

Is it safe to take trazadone only as needed to sleep?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Yes: Many people use it in this manner.
A 40-year-old member asked:

Should i be concerned if i drank a 6 pack of smirnoff tonight.. Can i take my trazadone so i can sleep?

1 doctor answer5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kevin Nasky
Psychiatry 16 years experience
No.: Combining sedatives with alcohol (another sedative) is dangerous and can potentially be fatal. Do not combine alcohol with sedating medications.
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A 52-year-old male asked:

Is 100 mg an average dose of trazadone for sleep?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Trazadone: Trazadone starting dose for sleep is 50mg, 100mg not unheard of. The maximum dose for Trazadone is 400mg daily, but that is for depression

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