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Coming Off Trazodone
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?
I have a friend coming off trazodone is she going to have withdrawels i would like to know so i can keep a check on her she is an elderally lady?
Desyrel (trazodone): It is the brand name for trazodone, an antidepressant which is mainly used to help people sleep. Only doses above 400mg has antidepressant effects but that would usually cause so much sleepiness that it is not used at all for depression. Most people sleep well at 100mg or below. A minority needs up to 450mg to sleep well, but they have other severe mental problems also. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
For most, yes: If prescribed and followed by a doctor, trazodone can be very safe. It's often used to help with sleep these days, rather than using it for its antidepressant features alone. It can cause dry mouth, dizziness, and nausea -- also in men, it can cause priapism at higher doses. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer