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What is the definition or description of: trazodone?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Trazodone: Is an antidepressant with known anticholinergic & sedative properties, leading to sleep & drying effects.
Dr. John Wynn
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Trazodone/Desyrel: Trazodone is used for insomnia and, in higher doses, depression. It is generally well-tolerated, although high doses can be quite sedating and prolonged use in elderly patients can lead to toxicity. Sedation is due to antihistamine activity. It is generally very safe in overdose. Rarely, men may develop priapism, a persistent erection that can be permanently scarring if not quickly treated.

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A 33-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: Desyrel (trazodone) overdose?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Desyrel: Per https://www.drugs.com/trazodone.html: "An overdose of trazodone can be fatal when it is taken with alcohol, barbiturates such as phenobarbital, or sedatives such as diazepam (Valium). Overdose symptoms may include extreme drowsiness, vomiting, penis erection that is painful or prolonged, fast or pounding heartbeat, seizure (black-out or convulsions), or breathing that slows or stops."

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