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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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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

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
297 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?

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

Trazodone (Definition)

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