A 50-year-old male asked:
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dr just added 25 mg of trazadone for sleep...does this make sense rather than add ambien (zolpidem) or go up on klonopin?

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Dr. Patricia Foster
43 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: Trazodone is a an antidepressant which is often added at bedtime for it's sedating effect to help insomnia. It is non-addicting, therefore preferred for longer term use. The 25 mg dose is low and reasonable. Your mood may also improve. Hope this helps.
Answered on Nov 29, 2018
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Dr. Robert Dahmes
45 years experience Psychiatry
Trazodone is not a true sleep agent, it works due to its' Benadryl-like effects. Ambien, Lunesta, Belsomra and Melatonin-like agents are actually better at promoting more natural sleep architecture.
Jun 22, 2015

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