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Wonder Lake, Illinois
A 43-year-old female asked:

My doctor prescribed trazodone for sleep as needed. i wont be taking it everyday. how many hours do i have to wait to drink alcoholic beverages safely? thank you!

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Dr. Steven Simon
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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 40 years experience
It depends : The main interaction between alcohol consumption and trazadone is increased drowsiness. You should avoid alcohol for several hours before bed as it may interfere with sleep (awakening a few hours later). There should be no negative effects after awakening for the morning from the trazadone in most people. (8 hours)
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