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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. ..

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Can pregnant women take Desyrel (trazodone)?

Can pregnant women take Desyrel (trazodone)?

Possibly: There are few medications which have been extensively studied in pregnant women. Any medication use during pregnancy should be discussed with your doctor. There are situations when the benefits of taking a medication may outweigh any potential risks of either side effects or the risk of no treatment.

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I take risperdol, trazodone, Prozac (fluoxetine) & lithium. And I think I may be in very early pregnancy. Should I just stop taking them? Could it effect my baby?

I take risperdol, trazodone, Prozac (fluoxetine) & lithium. And I think I may be in very early pregnancy. Should I just stop taking them? Could it effect my baby?

Work with doctors: From the medicines you're taking, it sounds like you've been dealing with a serious mental illness, possibly bipolar disorder. Stopping these medicines suddenly would risk relapse of this illness -- not a good idea. Please discuss these issues with your psychiatrist and obstetrician -- they know you. The risk to your baby and you of getting sick is very high, vs the benefit of remaining stable.

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Can you tell me about taking alprazolam (xanax) or trazodone while pregnant?

Can you tell me about taking alprazolam (xanax) or trazodone while pregnant?

Pregnancy risks: Benzodiadepines including xanax (alprazolam) are rated category d in pregnancy. This means that there is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but in life-threatening or serious illnesses the risk may be acceptable if there are no safer drugs available. Trazodone is category c, meaning risk cannot be ruled out but no human studies prove safety. You, your ob, and psychiatrist need to confer ; weigh risks.

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I'm concern for my 5 month unborn child I'm pregnant with. I've been constantly stress medication which is 40 milligram of Celexa (citalopram) and 250 milligrams of bupropion and in at night 50 milligram trazodone?

I'm concern for my 5 month unborn child I'm pregnant with. I've been constantly stress medication which is 40 milligram of Celexa (citalopram) and 250 milligrams of bupropion and in at night 50 milligram trazodone?

Concerned about you: The combination of these 3 medications is kind of risky, they can interact together causing irregular heart beats, you are almost maxed out on doses, why on bupropion? Is it for smoke cessation? If you are worried about your baby you shouldn't smoke to start with or be around smokers, I know it's hard to quit but much harder on your unborn child, celexa (citalopram) is cautioned in last trimester, c ur MD

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My wife who is bipolar, is on trazodone, lamotrigine, dedepakote and 50 yrs old has become pregrant. Is it true that t her health is at risk & the baby?

My wife who is bipolar, is on trazodone, lamotrigine, dedepakote and 50 yrs old has become pregrant. Is it true that t her health is at risk & the baby?

Contraindications: Drugs anti seizure drugs like Depakote and lamotrigine are contraindicated in pregnancy due to birth defect stemming from firt trimester exposure. Please contact your doctor promptly to discuss an appropriate plan. Take care.

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Can I take trazadone while pregnant?

Can I take trazadone while pregnant?

Talk to psychiatrist: Trazodone is essentially an antidepressant with strong side effect of sedation and is currently used as a sleeping aid. It is a category c drug and is not recommended during pregnancy. But this is a discussion best had with a psychiatrist who knows you as some times benefits out weigh the risks hence treatment is individualized in pregnancy.

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I'm 6 weeks pregnant and I was on trazadone for sleep, I can't sleep without it so is there anything else I can take? I need help desperately

I'm 6 weeks pregnant and I was on trazadone for sleep, I can't sleep without it so is there anything else I can take? I need help desperately

Daily exercise: Daily exercise with the proper diet will allow you to sleep naturally when combined with a regular bedtime. The fewer medications taken in pregnancy, the better for you and the developing fetus- therefore, most ob's would not recommend a "sleeping pill:.

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Is 50mg of seroquel (quetiapine) and 50 mg of trazadone daily safe to take in pregnancy? What are the risks to the baby if I need to take this?

Is 50mg of seroquel (quetiapine) and 50 mg of trazadone daily safe to take in pregnancy? What are the risks to the baby if I need to take this?

No-Not safe: Seroquel (quetiapine) is a class C drug and has been known to cause harm to the fetus. Trazedone also is not safe, is a class C drug, and may cause harm. They should be used only if the benefits outweigh the possible harm. They are not safe, and risks are clearly present for birth defects, miscarriages, and for Trazedone, the drug can pass to the newborn through breast milk.

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I strongly believe I may be pregnant. Too soon for a + test result. My biggest concern is I take atenolol and trazodne. I fear taking these a lot!?

I strongly believe I may be pregnant. Too soon for a + test result. My biggest concern is I take atenolol and trazodne. I fear taking these a lot!?

Stop both: If you may be pregnant, you should stop both and are, hopefully, already taking Folic Acid supplements (if not, start immediately). Atenolol is class d (unsafe) in pregnancy. Trazodone is class c (safety is unknown). A substitute for atenolol, if you need it, is Acebutolol which is class b (no human studies in the 1st trimester but probably safe, ok in 2nd and 3rd trimesters). Good luck!

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Pristiq, (desvenlafaxine) trazadone, keppra, plaquenil, zonegran, Claritin, vitamin B, airborne immune support, stratterra. Can I take these if pregnant? Which ones?

Pristiq, (desvenlafaxine) trazadone, keppra, plaquenil, zonegran, Claritin, vitamin B, airborne immune support, stratterra. Can I take these if pregnant? Which ones?

Coordinate Drs.: You would need to see your ob/gyn and psychiatrist and request they coordinate with you about the risks and benefits of the pregnancy. In general, there are medications are relatively safe staring in the second trimester forward. Take care.

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How does male medication (lithium, lamictal, & trazadone) affect becoming pregnant and development of fetus?

How does male medication (lithium, lamictal, & trazadone) affect becoming pregnant and development of fetus?

Medication effects: If a male is taking these medications there is no effect on the fetus. A female who takes these medications should alert her physician if she is trying to become pregnant.

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Is trazadone safe for first trimester of pregnancy, I am 8 weeks and a couple days. Young with healthy pregnancy. I have miscarried in the past?

Is trazadone safe for first trimester of pregnancy, I am 8 weeks and a couple days. Young with healthy pregnancy. I have miscarried in the past?

CategoryC: Trazadone is category c drug as assigned by fda.Which means animal studies have revealed fetal resorption in ratsand increase in congenital anomalies in rabbits. At doses of 15 to 50 times the normal human dose. There are no contrl studies in human pregnancy. It should only be given in pregnancy if benefits overweigh the risks discuss with your doctors if benefits outweigh the risk. Here you have it.

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Woman just found out she is 7 1/2 months pregnant and has been taking trazadone, lorazapam, methadone, sodium bi carbonate, lac pregnant she has also been takin lactolose lithium cumadin warafarin alcohol what is gonna be wrong with the baby

Woman just found out she is 7 1/2 months pregnant and has been taking trazadone, lorazapam, methadone, sodium bi carbonate, lac pregnant she has also been takin lactolose lithium cumadin warafarin alcohol what is gonna be wrong with the baby

The: The most important thing in this complicated situation is that the patient closely establish with a gynecologist so that she can have a complete evaluation including an ultrasound. Although all medications carry risks during pregnancy, in the majority of cases the baby is fine. Of course with Methadone there are risks of addiction at birth so the baby will need to be monitored closely, and Coumadin (warfarin) is a blood thinner that can't be taken during pregnancy but there alternatives such as variants of heparin.

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Is there proof that trazadone and seroquel (quetiapine) will harm a baby when taken by pregnant mom in small doses daily?

Is there proof that trazadone and seroquel (quetiapine) will harm a baby when taken by pregnant mom in small doses daily?

No.: There is no proof. There is not even good evidence for either. However, there is a general consensus that many medications can cause such damage. If the dose is low, the risk is reduced. There is evidence that serious psychiatric problems, if not treated, can be harmful. But since it is not known, you are left with a judgment call that is best made along with your partner and OB.

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I had to completely cold turkey stop lunesta (eszopiclone) rotated with restoril, seroquel and trazadone. 4 wks Pregnant. How long do u think my insomnia will last?

I had to completely cold turkey stop lunesta (eszopiclone) rotated with restoril, seroquel and trazadone. 4 wks Pregnant. How long do u think my insomnia will last?

Difficult to say: That is a very complex regimen for sleep and I am glad you are not taking any of these since you are pregnant. Restoring is the most likely of these to cause rebound insomnia, but it depends on how often you were taking each of them. Pregnancy itself can also affect sleep due to hormonal changes

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I am currently 4 weeks pregnant just found out stoped cold turkey seroquel, temazampem, trazadone, Lunesta, (eszopiclone) cold turkey. Can my baby have birth defect?

I am currently 4 weeks pregnant just found out stoped cold turkey seroquel, temazampem, trazadone, Lunesta, (eszopiclone) cold turkey. Can my baby have birth defect?

Birth Defects: Occur in 1 percent of pregnancies. That's excluding those that end in spontaneous abortion. Neural tube defects occur in the 3rd and 4th week of the pregnancy. Chances are minimal that a problem exists. Having discontinued, Lunesta, (eszopiclone) Restoril, Trazadone and Seroquel you are likely to have problems with sleep! I would make an appointment with your doctor to discuss safe sleep aids and strategies.

Dr. James Dukelow
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