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How should you use trazodone?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Trazodone: Usually at bedtime, & as prescribed by your doctor, due to sedative effect.

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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.
A 38-year-old member asked:

How should you taper off trazodone?

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Dr. Thomas Riney
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Cut dose in half: Every 3 days, you don't want to be on any med long term for sleep.
A member asked:

Can you inject trazodone?

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Dr. Sophie Duriez
Psychiatry 32 years experience
No: & u should not try to inject it as it does not have an injectable form. Trazodone (desyrel brand name) is an antidepressant with sedative property, it helps pple sleep better while avoiding taking classic hypnotic medication that are known to b more addictive than trazodone. Please b safe, if u have been prescribed trazodone, follow ur doctor's prescription. If u have issue with it, tell ur doc.
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A 44-year-old female asked:

Can you overdose on trazodone?

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Dr. Raju Indukuri
Psychiatry 45 years experience
trazadone: Yes. It is a tricyclic antidepressant and very toxic on overdose to the heart.
Dr. Jane Steiner
Psychiatry 43 years experience
One can overdose on any medication that one takes too much of. It is important to take only the amounts prescribed for you.
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A 29-year-old male asked:

Is trazodone a tranquilizer??

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Neurology 33 years experience
It can be: Actually, it's in the medication class known as Tetracyclic Antidepressants so technically speaking it was not initially approved or marketed for tranquilization purposes, however, over the years it's come to be known for its sedative effects which is why docs seem to like it for people with insomnia.I don't gravitate much to it because of its side effect profile which most of patients complain.

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