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A 48-year-old member asked:

What is desyrel (trazodone)?

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Dr. TRUC DAOanswered
Psychiatry 38 years experience
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 that would usually cause so much sleepiness that it is not used at all for depression. Most people sleep well at 100mg or below. A minority needs up to 450mg to sleep well, but they have other severe mental problems also.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Trazodone: Is antidepressant with sedative & anticholinergic properties, hence enhances sleep but causes weight gain, dry mouth, constipation and blurred vision.

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How should you use trazodone?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Trazodone: Usually at bedtime, & as prescribed by your doctor, due to sedative effect.

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