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What is trazodone used for and it's side effects?

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Dr. James Lawrenzi
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Depression or sleep: Usually used for above two disorders. Can be used for other conditions as well. Side effects can include headaches, nausea, vomiting, dry mouth, nervousness, decreased ability to concentrate or remember things, fatigue, and many others.
Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
Depression: It's an antidepressant of the serotonin antagonist and reuptake inhibitor (sari) class. & also has anti-anxiety and sleep-inducing effects.Its side-effects incl all the usual (some quite concerning) but also may have some unique sexual libido enhancements. Read about it and keep your doctor informed if you have concerns.
Dr. Ipe Kalathoor
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Trazodone: Anxiety , depression , insomnia.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Trazodone: Is antidepressant with sedative & anticholinergic properties, hence enhances sleep but causes weight gain, dry mouth, constipation and blurred vision.

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Side effects of trazodone?

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Safe medicine: Trazodone is a safe medicine and is marketed for depression but is very effective for insomnia. Side effects may include dry mouth, blurred vision, dizziness, drowsiness, nausea, difficulty with erections, sustained erections.

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