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Dr. Neigatha Graney
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Desyrel (Overview)

Desyrel is a serotonin antagonist and reuptake inhibitor which is a kind of antidepressant drug (psychiatric drug).


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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 also. ...Read more

Dr. Neigatha Graney
318 Doctors shared insights

Desyrel (Overview)

Desyrel is a serotonin antagonist and reuptake inhibitor which is a kind of antidepressant drug (psychiatric drug).


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Can I get a general doctor to prescribe lamictal, trazodone and Buspar (buspirone) for me?

Can I get a general doctor to prescribe lamictal, trazodone and Buspar (buspirone) for me?

Maybe.: You will have to ask. Some family doctors/internists don't mind, but in my experience, they won't feel comfortable prescribing the lamictal. Most will be okay prescribing trazodone. You might ask a general doctor to prescribe you a short supply until you can see a mental health professional. ...Read more

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Today I was prescribed desyrel (trazodone) for my supposed insomnia to help me get better sleep. Is it okay if I take this at night in conjunction with zoloft?

Depends on the dose: Usually both are compatible with a smaller dose for the desyrel (trazodone). It may enhance the effectiveness of treatment in 2 ways by a direct chemical effect & by just providing for better sleep. ...Read more

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How is trazodone (desyrel) used as a sleep aid?

How is trazodone (desyrel) used as a sleep aid?

Start low: Start with 50 mg.@ h.S. If this is not enough go to 100 mg. ...Read more

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Side effect of trazodone?

Side effect of trazodone?

Depends: Most frequent complaint I hear is really, really sluggish brain and body.
But wait a minute; ever read all the possible side effects. Don't!
aspirin would never get thru.
I got off track; you consult with the psychiatrist who prescribed it.
Not a psychiatrist? Why, you deserve it. Well, ok. ...Read more

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Desyrel (trazodone) side effects?

Trazodone/Desyrel: Trazodone is an antidepressant often use to help with sleep. It can cause sleepiness, a hung-over feeling the next day, blurred vision, dry mouth, increased appetite, incontinence among other things. ...Read more

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Cymbalta (duloxetine) and desyrel- side effects, interact?

Cymbalta (duloxetine) and desyrel- side effects, interact?

None are likely,: But it is possible to develop a serotonin syndrome. As with all medications, let your doctor know if you experience anything you are not expecting. ...Read more

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What are signs and symptoms of a trozodone desyrel (trazodone) overdose?

What are signs and symptoms of a trozodone desyrel (trazodone) overdose?

Various: Typical side effects include: drowsiness, vomiting, uneven heart rate (arrhythmia), seizure, convulsions, irregular breathing, and priapism. In severe cases death may occur from acreiovascular or central nervous system involvement. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how much time will it take me to fall asleep with trazodone (desyrel) 50 mg?

Trazodone: How long it takes to fall asleep after trazodone varies between individuals, but I suggest taking it about 60 minutes before you want to be asleep. Peak plasma level is around 2 hours, but you'd be feeling some effect before then. ...Read more

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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

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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 also. ...Read more

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Desyrel (trazodone) side effects?

Trazodone/Desyrel: Trazodone is an antidepressant often use to help with sleep. It can cause sleepiness, a hung-over feeling the next day, blurred vision, dry mouth, increased appetite, incontinence among other things. ...Read more

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

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

Desyrel: Per https://www. Drugs. Com/trazodone.html: "An overdose of trazodone can be fatal when it is taken with alcohol, barbiturates such as phenobarbital, or sedatives such as diazepam (Valium). Overdose symptoms may include extreme drowsiness, vomiting, penis erection that is painful or prolonged, fast or pounding heartbeat, seizure (black-out or convulsions), or breathing that slows or stops." ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What are signs and symptoms of a trozodone desyrel (trazodone) overdose?

Various: Typical side effects include: drowsiness, vomiting, uneven heart rate (arrhythmia), seizure, convulsions, irregular breathing, and priapism. In severe cases death may occur from acreiovascular or central nervous system involvement. ...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 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 (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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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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Can you tell me how much time will it take me to fall asleep with trazodone (desyrel) 50 mg?

Trazodone: How long it takes to fall asleep after trazodone varies between individuals, but I suggest taking it about 60 minutes before you want to be asleep. Peak plasma level is around 2 hours, but you'd be feeling some effect before then. ...Read more

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Trazodone (desyrel) is a sleep aid?

Trazodone (desyrel) is a sleep aid?

Technically not: But it is often used off label for sleep and works very well in many patients for sleep. It is fda approved as an antidepressant. ...Read more

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How is trazodone (desyrel) used as a sleep aid?

Start low: Start with 50 mg.@ h.S. If this is not enough go to 100 mg. ...Read more

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Can you take desyrel (trazodone) clonazepam and ativan?

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Desyrel/Benzos: I would not advise taking 2 Benzodiazepines (Ativan (lorazepam) & Klonopin) at same time. ...Read more

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Cymbalta (duloxetine) and desyrel- side effects, interact?

None are likely,: But it is possible to develop a serotonin syndrome. As with all medications, let your doctor know if you experience anything you are not expecting. ...Read more

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Today I was prescribed desyrel (trazodone) for my supposed insomnia to help me get better sleep. Is it okay if I take this at night in conjunction with zoloft?

Depends on the dose: Usually both are compatible with a smaller dose for the desyrel (trazodone). It may enhance the effectiveness of treatment in 2 ways by a direct chemical effect & by just providing for better sleep. ...Read more

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I take: Buspar (buspirone) 10mg (3xday) for anxiety, desyrel 100mg (nightly) for sleep, and. 5mg Xanax (3xday as needed) for anxiety. Desyrel isn't helping my sleep, what medicine is best to help me get sleep?

I take: Buspar (buspirone) 10mg (3xday) for anxiety, desyrel 100mg (nightly) for sleep, and. 5mg Xanax (3xday as needed) for anxiety. Desyrel isn't helping my sleep, what medicine is best to help me get sleep?

Treat anxiety first.: The use of Buspar (buspirone) and xanax are only useful for short term or for occasional treatment of anxiety. They lose effectiveness after a period of monthe. The ssri meds (like lexapro, zoloft) are more effective for the long run and then maybe good sleep will be more possible. Also the dose of Desyrel can be up to 200 mg for some people. ...Read more

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Chest pain from medication? I was given desyrel for depression and insomnia. I took 50 mg and had horrible chest pain for around 12 hours straight and my heart felt like it was pounding out of my chest. I probably woke up about a dozen times during the n

Chest pain from medication? I was given desyrel for depression and insomnia. I took 50 mg and had horrible chest pain for around 12 hours straight and my heart felt like it was pounding out of my chest. I probably woke up about a dozen times during the n

If: If you are still experiencing the chest pain and rapid heart rate, get immediate care at the emergency room. If you need to, call 911. Stop taking the desyrel (trazodone). Make sure your prescribing doctor is aware of this adverse reaction. Both of these side effects have been reported with Desyrel (trazodone) but are not common. ...Read more

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I am on celexa for anxiety, wellbutrin (bupropion) for energy and desyrel for insomnia. I have increased sweating anything I can take to combat it?

I am on celexa for anxiety, wellbutrin (bupropion) for energy and desyrel for insomnia. I have increased sweating anything I can take to combat it?

Prescribing: Some people feel that a separate medication should be given to "combat" each symptom -- rather than investigating causes or seeing systemic inter-relationships. Is this maybe you? Excessive sweating can indicate issues with your medications (possible serotonin overload, for instance). Please work with your physician to review & deal with this, rather than automatically seeking another drug. ...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

Trazodone (Definition)

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