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what is desyrel (trazodone)?

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Dr. TRUC DAO
Dr. TRUC DAOanswered
Psychiatry 37 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 32 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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A 38-year-old member asked:

What is trazodone used to treat?

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Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Trazodone: Trazodone is indicated for major depressive disorder and insomnia.
A 42-year-old member asked:

Desyrel (trazodone) side effects?

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Dr. Chris Esguerra
Psychiatry 16 years experience
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, increased appetite, incontinence among other things.
A 36-year-old member asked:

How long before trazodone (desyrel) 50 mg takes effect?

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Dr. Marc Zimmermann
Psychiatry 22 years experience
For sleep: For sleep less than an hour. For depression two to four weeks.
A 35-year-old member asked:

Is there a generic available for the drug trazodone/desyrel?

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Dr. Marc Zimmermann
Psychiatry 22 years experience
Yes: Trazodone is the generic.
A 46-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me how much time will it take me to fall asleep with trazodone (desyrel) 50 mg?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Trazodone: How long it takes to fall asleep after trazodone varies between individuals, but i suggest taking it about 60 minutes before you want to be asleep. Peak plasma level is around 2 hours, but you'd be feeling some effect before then.

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