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A 29-year-old male asked:

I have stopped taking trazodone 100mg cold turkey. i was on it for 3 years. how long will rebound insomnia last? and how long until tolerance is reset

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Dr. Stephen Kibrick
Clinical Psychology 47 years experience
May take a while: Larry, It is best to taper these drugs gradually when discontinuing use. Anxiety, agitation, and trouble sleeping can occur if the drug is suddenly stopped.It may take 2 to 4 weeks before you notice the full effects of this medication, and it may take a similar time for all side effects to diminish. Have you replaced the Trazodone with the Effexor (venlafaxine)? Best not to take together. Talk with your doctor
Last updated Sep 12, 2016


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