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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 a 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

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Found sis took 2400mg trazodone, 300mg doxylamine, 15mg lorazepam, 10mg anti-emetic, 1250mg aglomelatine over 30h. Low symptoms. Out of danger?

Found sis took 2400mg trazodone, 300mg doxylamine, 15mg lorazepam, 10mg anti-emetic, 1250mg aglomelatine over 30h. Low symptoms. Out of danger?

ER: I'd strongly suggest going to the ER ... It's clear that your sister needs psychiatric care and that would be the best place for her right now. Also, she may have organ damage. She's no where near out of danger. ...Read more

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I used to be on geodon (ziprasidone) for sleep i only gained couple lbs doc said it was dangerous is trazodone good for sleep? Is it a non weight sleep med

I used to be on geodon (ziprasidone) for sleep i only gained couple lbs doc said it was dangerous is trazodone good for sleep? Is it a non weight sleep med

Trazedone works well: Geodon (ziprasidone) is an effective medication for many conditions but often has some weight gain as a side effect. . It may be dangerous based on your health and family health background so some people should not take it because of health risks. Trazedone, is an older antidepressant often used for sleep. It carries fewer risks and weight gain is.not likely if it is only used for sleep. ...Read more

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I'm taking a prescription of 50-100 mgs of trazodone a night for insomnia. I cannot sleep, so for 2 weeks I added 3 unisoms a night. Is this dangerous?

I'm taking a prescription of 50-100 mgs of trazodone a night for insomnia.  I cannot sleep, so for 2 weeks I added 3 unisoms a night.  Is this dangerous?

Yes: It is more than prescription strength Diphenhydramine and destroys the part of the sleep cycle where you get refreshed and restored even though your eyes are closed and you are in the state of sleep. You will actually become sleep deprived! Contact your doc for help with your sleep! ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to take 2 mg of klonopin, 10 mg of ambien (zolpidem) and 50 mg of trazodone all within a half hour in order to sleep? I'm a 140 lb woman.

Is it dangerous to take 2 mg of klonopin, 10 mg of ambien (zolpidem) and 50 mg of trazodone all within a half hour in order to sleep? I'm a 140 lb woman.

Depends: Usually a doctor will not start with all three of those medications at that dosage. If the medication is being titrated up such dosages might be prescribed. SOmetimes Trazadone will be an even higher dosage.
Hopefully you and your doctor will try to figure out why you are having trouble sleeping and psychotherapy might be considered. ...Read more

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My doc put me on Zoloft (sertraline) 100mg & I'm on trazodone 100mg, depakote, riperidal and serqaul are those meds dangerous for me to take together?

My doc put me on Zoloft (sertraline) 100mg & I'm on trazodone 100mg, depakote, riperidal and serqaul are those meds dangerous for me to take together?

No: If your dr prescribed it this way. Risk/benefit ratio probably justify this (not so uncommon) combination. Ask your dr for the rationale behind it; if it works for you and you have no collateral effects, it is ok. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What is desyrel (trazodone)?

What is desyrel (trazodone)?

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 as well. ...Read more

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How should you use trazodone?

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Trazodone: Usually at bedtime, & as prescribed by your doctor, due to sedative effect. ...Read more

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Can you overdose on trazodone?

Can you overdose on trazodone?

OD: People can overdose on any medicine. Getting the depression treated gives people a second chance to excel at what they are good at. ...Read more

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Is trazodone a safe medication.

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 more

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What kind of drug is trazodone?

What kind of drug is trazodone?

Trazodone: Is an antidepressant with known anticholinergic & sedative properties, leading to sleep & drying effects. ...Read more

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What is trazodone used to treat?

Trazodone: Trazodone is indicated for major depressive disorder and insomnia. ...Read more

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Does trazodone cause weight lose 50mg how?

Atypical depression?: I've never heard of it doing this--i suppose if you gained wt due to an atypical depression ; the trazadone cured the depression it could happen. ...Read more

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How long does trazodone stay in your body?

How long does trazodone stay in your body?

75 hours.: Trazodoone is metabolized in two phases. The total half-life is approximately 15 hours. The medication should be out of your system in a little over three days. ...Read more

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How long does trazodone stay in your system?

How long does trazodone stay in your system?

5 : 5 half-lives, (elimination of trazodone is biphasic though) which is between 3 to 6 hours. This data does not correlate at all with duration of the desired effect (I assume, as a sleep agent). Ask your dr to understand how this apply to your particular case. ...Read more

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How can you reverse the effects of trazodone?

Stop it: Stop the medication and give time for the effects to wear off. ...Read more

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What is the lowest dosage trazodone comes in?

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What is the lowest dosage trazodone comes in?

Trazodone: 50mg. In usa. There is also trazonil which comes in 25mg., from abroad. ...Read more

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Trazodone 100 mg tablet makes you gain weight?

Trazodone 100 mg tablet makes you gain weight?

It certainly can: Trazodone is one of my favorite medications to help sleep. It is nonaddicting and safe for most people. But any sedating medication can give you the "munchies": craving sweets and carbohydrates. If you're not craving carbs, the trazodone is probably not the problem. Eat properly: no matter what, avoid sweets (especially sweetened drinks), junk food, cookies, candy, & simple starches like potatoes. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: trazodone?

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What is the definition or description of: trazodone?

Trazodone: Is an antidepressant with known anticholinergic & sedative properties, leading to sleep & drying effects. ...Read more

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How long will 50mg of trazodone stay in your system?

Not long: Trazodone has a biphasic half-life but both phases are short (3-6 & 5-9 hours). The rule of thumb is that your body is "cleaned out" after 5 half-lives, so 5x7 = 35 hrs. A day & a half after you've taken 1 dose of trazodone, only 3% will remain in your body. ...Read more

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I was wondering what would taking 300mg of trazodone do?

Trazodone: I am also wondering, is that what is prescribed for you?. High dose Trazodone can cause morning sedation, dryness of mouth & blurred vision. ...Read more

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Why does trazodone make me sick? Could it be I'm allergic?

Why does trazodone make me sick? Could it be I'm allergic?

Brain chemicals: Trazodone can often make people feal nauseated or ill. Sometimes this is related to doses, particualrly above 100mg often seems to make more nausea. True allergy is not an "ill feeling" so likely not allergic. ...Read more

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What will taking 300-400mg of trazodone do if I'm used to taking only 200mg?

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More trazodone: More sedation next morning, more dry mouth, blurred vision, constipation. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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