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A 31-year-old female asked:

I take 100mg of trazodone but doesn't work as well now. can i safely up the dose to 150 or 200?

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Adrian Preda
Psychiatry 29 years experience
It all depends: I mention a diagnosis of bipolar. If you take it for depression the dose should be in the range of 200-400 as long as you are also taking a mood stabilizer. Would not be my first choice if you are trying to use it as a sedative (in light of your bipolar history).
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Bipolar D/O: Your additional patient information does say you are bipolar, but there are no mood stabilizers on your medication list. I would be cautious about raising your trazodone dose. Sleep disturbance can signify a hypomanic or manic episode developing, and you would not want to precipitate that. I encourage you to work with a psychiatrist on this, and find better treatments than trazodone alone.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Trazodone: Highest dose is300mg. Talk to your doctor first.

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