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What to do if I had 50 mg of trazodone two days ago and am still feeling the effects. How long does it take to wear off?

What to do if I had 50 mg of trazodone two days ago and am still feeling the effects. How long does it take to wear off?

That is my short ans: 50 mgm trazadone, 48 hours later you still have the effects.
You probably went to see an md with some complaints, which included sleep disturbance. He gave you trazadone and you sort of sleeping since then.
Time for total truth.
What else are you taking. .. ...Read more

Dr. Carla Enriquez
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (Adhd) (Definition)

A bio-psycho-social disorder characterized by inattentiveness, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. ADHD typically interferes with daily functioning or mental and social development. It is usually present in childhood, continuing into adulthood, and is genetically transmitted. ...Read more


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I am bipolar/adhd. I am taking trazodone 50mg, Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) 30mg, olanzapine 5mg, and lamictal 400mg. Will any of these interact negatively?

I am bipolar/adhd. I am taking trazodone 50mg, Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) 30mg, olanzapine 5mg, and lamictal 400mg. Will any of these interact negatively?

Few: The zyprexa and trazodone in combination can increase sedation. The trazodone and vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) in combination, the trazodone can also increase the effects of vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine). Work with your physician and he adjust the doses and medications accordingly. Follow the direction of your physician. ...Read more

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Will taking 200 mg of trazodone for insomnia lower my dopamine levels since I have ADHD?

Will taking 200 mg of trazodone for insomnia lower my dopamine levels since I have ADHD?

Not likely: Trazodone's mechanism of action really targets more the serotonin receptors as well as the histamine H1 receptors and a1 adrenergic receptors. It is not known to have much clinical effect on dopamine. ...Read more

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Is trazodone combined with ritalin a typical and effective treatment for ADHD adults with anxiety?

Is trazodone combined with ritalin a typical and effective treatment for ADHD adults with anxiety?

Many Meds possible: It is fairly common to find duo diagnosis such as anxiety with ADHD, and each diagnosis needs to be addressed. Trazadone plus Ritalin is a very reasonable combiination, especially if falling asleep at night is a problem. If not effective, there are other combinations that might be helpful. ...Read more

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Prescribed 50mg trazodone help sleep along side Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) for adhd. I feel like a zombie in the morning even after stimulant. What should I do?

Prescribed 50mg trazodone help sleep along side Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) for adhd. I feel like a zombie in the morning even after stimulant. What should I do?

See psychiatrist: Trazodone causes drowsiness, so you feel zombie-like. You may have to reduce the dose of trazodone to feel normal in the morning. Have a talk with your doctor and discuss your problem. Hope you feel better. ...Read more

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Can trazodone treat leg pain?

Can trazodone treat leg pain?

No: Thre is no known indicaiton for trazadone to treat leg pain. One cannot state that it didn't make the pain go away but it is not recommended for this use and no known documentation to me that it releives leg pain. Discuss this with your treating physician. Very interesting if it is used for your of if it was effective. ...Read more

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Is trazodone effective for sleeping?

Is trazodone effective for sleeping?

Yes: I see my colleagues endorse trazodone only cautiously, but I've had good success with it in my practice. It's non-addictive (unlike many sleep aids), the dose is easily adjustable, and it's long-acting, so it gives a full night's sleep. It's not quick-acting, so best to take it a little ahead of bedtime. Side effects are rare in my experience. ...Read more

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Could trazodone mess up your sex drive?

Could trazodone mess up your sex drive?

Yes and No: In males, it enhances. In females it enhances.... To some its messing it up. ...Read more

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Can amitriptyline be replaced by trazodone?

Possibly: Depending upon the indications, trazadone could be used for similar conditions as amitryptiline, and likely have fewer side effects. ...Read more

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Can you take trazodone 50 mg with sudafed pe?

Can you take trazodone 50 mg with sudafed pe?

Maybe: Remember that sudafed pe is a decongestant and potentially can make you edgy and irritable and give you tremors and palpitations. Not sure what you take trazodone for, but watch out for these side effects before you take sudafed. ...Read more

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Can I take trazodone with zoloft (sertraline)?

Can I take trazodone with zoloft (sertraline)?

Possible: These medications can be prescribed and taken together. ...Read more

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Could I take desyrel (trazodone) with piroxicam?

Piroxicam: It is a Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agent, and should be safe with Trazodone, as prescribed. ...Read more

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Is it possible for trazodone to make me depressed?

Is it possible for trazodone to make me depressed?

Black Box Warning: Trazodone and other antidepressants carry a FDA black box warning about potential for suicidal thoughts or ^'ed depressive sxs in children, teens and young adults. ...Read more

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Can I take a trazodone and a muscle relaxer together?

Depends: Most muscle relaxers are fine with trazodone, but it really depends on which muscle relaxer you are taking. ...Read more

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Is trazodone (desyrel) for anxiety and sleep problems?

Is trazodone (desyrel) for anxiety and sleep problems?

See below.: Trazodone is an antidepressent, called serotonin modulator. It's an antidepressant, but other uses for it include insomnia and anxiety. If you have any questions regarding this med, please talk to you prescribing physician or a pharmacist. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for desyrel (trazodone) overdose?

Desyrel (trazodone) OD: Treatment = emergency room 911 immediately.
No alternative. ...Read more

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Is trazodone and oxycodone in the same family of drugs?

Is trazodone and oxycodone in the same family of drugs?

No.: Trazodone and oxycodone are entirely different classes of medications. Trazodone works on the serotonin receptor. Oxycodone works on the opiate receptor. The only "pain" related diagnosis that trazodone has use for is possibly complex regional pain syndrome. ...Read more

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Trazodone and lunesta (eszopiclone) wich is better to sleep?

Trazodone and lunesta (eszopiclone) wich is better to sleep?

Depends: Generally speaking, Lunesta (eszopiclone) may be better for sleep onset, trazodone for sleep maintenance, though there might be exceptions. Ideally, best approach to resolve sleep issues is to treat underlying cause (e.g. Depression, anxiety, sleep apnea), then practice sleep hygiene (sleep-promoting behaviors), and then consider meds for sleep. ...Read more

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Can my 15 year old daughter take nyquil with trazodone 50mg?

No: There is an increased risk of sedation with the antihistamne and ethanol of nyquil combined with the trazadone. ...Read more

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Is trazodone and geodon (ziprasidone) not a good mix for sleep?

Is trazodone and geodon (ziprasidone) not a good mix for sleep?

Sedating: Both trazodone and Geodon (ziprasidone) are sedating medications, and should induce sleep. The question is how sedating they are for you, and whether this degree is needed in your case. You and your doctor can make this determination together. ...Read more

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Is trazodone (desyrel) worth taking for anxiety or sleep problems?

Is trazodone (desyrel) worth taking for anxiety or sleep problems?

Yes: Trazodone is useful for anxiety and depression. It is also helpful for sleep. Be aware of the potential side effect of priapism in males. ...Read more

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I have a cold so can I take night time cold and flu with trazodone?

I have a cold so can I take night time cold and flu with trazodone?

Sleepy: There is a chance that it might make you very sleepy. You could take it together but I would worry about sedation. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Desyrel (trazodone) allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Desyrel (trazodone) allergy?

Desyrel allergy: Trazodone (Desyrel) is an antidepressant medication that is often used in the treatment of insomnia. Allergic reactions could include swelling of tongue, throat, lips, mouth, face, hives or difficulty breathing. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take passion flower along with venlafaxine and trazodone?

Is it safe to take passion flower along with venlafaxine and trazodone?

Yes, but...: The passion flower is no problem. .. But venlafaxine and trazodone together can be a potential problem unless the doses are kept low to average. ...Read more

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Why does my daughter get hungry after taking her trazodone and clonadine?

Why does my daughter get hungry after taking her trazodone and clonadine?

Timing?: Usually trazodone&clonidine are given at bedtime, vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) is given in morning, of course. Certainly, offset hunger can occur w/ vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine). It depends on timing of am dose. Clonidine increases growth hormone release in some people & may trigger hunger in these individuals. If hunger is after bedtime meds, it implies she arises after retiring. Please provide more data for a proper response. ...Read more

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Took trazodone hydrochloride and now unable to ejaculate, is this normal?

Are you on anything else?: This is actually a relatively uncommon side effect of trazodone but it can happen. I recommend that you discuss other treatment options with your prescribing physician. ...Read more

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I'm on trazodone hydrochloride and am unable to ejaculate. Is this normal?

Sexual side effect: It is possible to have sexual side effects with Desyrel/trazodone, including ejaculatory delay or failure. The medication works on serotonin and common side effect in many medications that do this. That said, you may want to see your provider to ensure there is not another cause for the problem. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can I take garcinia cambogia on lithium and trazodone (for bopilar type ii)?

Ask Psychiatrist: It is important that you meet and discuss any supplements with your psychiatrist and also your pharmacist. Interactions could exist with your medication and the supplement. ...Read more

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My husband is on 200 mg of trazodone for sleep, can he take GABA during the day?

My husband is on 200 mg of trazodone for sleep, can he take GABA during the day?

Please repost: Please repost and include his rationale: WHY does he want to take GABA? Is it simple whim, or did he read a reputable, responsible, objective study about it, or some orher reason; e.g., is he allowing himself to be gulled by the high-school dropout who works at the local vitamin store? ...Read more

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Does the body eventually build up a tolerance to Trazodone's sleep-promoting ability?

Does the body eventually build up a tolerance to Trazodone's sleep-promoting ability?

Generally not: However it may be necessary from time to time to tweak the dose upward ...Read more

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I'm prone to headaches. Do trazodone headaches ever go away? I'm on 50mg for insomnia.

I'm prone to headaches. Do trazodone headaches ever go away? I'm on 50mg for insomnia.

Most of the time: Headaches tend to be a short term side effect but like everything else you need to way the pros and cons. If the trazadone helps with your insomnia and you can tolerate the headaches until they stop, usually within a weeks time, then do so. If the headaches do not cease, they are too troublesome or medicine is not effective for insomnia then go back to your prescriber for an alternative. Take care. ...Read more

Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Desyrel (Definition)

Desyrel is a serotonin antagonist and reuptake inhibitor which is a kind of ...Read more


Trazodone (Definition)

Is an antidepressant with known anticholinergic & sedative properties, leading to ...Read more