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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 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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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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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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I take trazodone for sleep make me sleep fast but not longer then 5h I try different But it's the same whatyou recommend me I want to change another?

I take trazodone for sleep make me sleep fast but not longer then 5h I try different But it's the same whatyou recommend me I want to change another?

Study your problem: The BEST way to solve your problem is to know exactly WHY you suffer from insomnia and address those reasons instead of just giving you medicine which eventually is not going to work AT ALL. Study your problem 1st, discover the cause, attack the cause, cure the problem. You weren't born an insomniac. No reason to think you were. Want to meet online? Www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi Key Code: PDXFNR ...Read more

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How long should Trazodone take to work if only used for insomnia?

Quick and slower: To help you get to sleep, should work that night. To help you stay asleep, will take longer. Sleep initiation has more to do with relaxing the mind. Staying asleep has more to do with chronic worry and/or chronic problems that need to be fixed (manifestations of which may include anxiety or depression). ...Read more

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Hi' how long does it take trazodone to give an anxiolytic effect.

Hi' how long does it take trazodone to give an anxiolytic effect.

Trazodone effect: Although trazodone is an ssri, so it should treat depression and anxiety, for most patients it is far too sedating to be used for anything except insomnia. If it does not put you to sleep, it might help anxiety within 1-2 hours after taking it. If it does not help anxiety, try a higher dose, although this likely will put you into deep sleep. Talk with your doctor to find the best anxiety med for you. ...Read more

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I currently take the medications trazodone, and koloptopin is there any long term side effects I should be worried about?

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I currently take the medications trazodone, and koloptopin is there any long term side effects I should be worried about?

Trazodone/Klonopin: Trazodone is an antidepressant that helps sleep, Klonopin (clonazepam) is a benzodiazepine that helps anxiety. Only concern with long-term use of Klonopin (clonazepam) is dependency & withdrawal. ...Read more

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If one can't sleep without trazodone, but can sleep with trazodone, does that count as sleeping? Have hang over for long while after waking up

If one can't sleep without trazodone, but can sleep with trazodone, does that count as sleeping? Have hang over for long while after waking up

It is sleeping but..: Trazadone is commonly used as a sleep aid successfully in many patients. Trazadone's strong antihistamine effects contribute to sleepiness, but some people are too sensitive to antihistamines to use it without hangover. Discuss sleep pattern & other options like melatonin and Ramelteon with your doctor. ...Read more

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I was on trazodone for sleep for 11 years and have been off it almost 4 months. I still have occasional trouble falling and staying asleep. Is this common? How long will it take my body to adjust?

I was on trazodone for sleep for 11 years and have been off it almost 4 months. I still have occasional trouble falling and staying asleep. Is this common? How long will it take my body to adjust?

Don't know what the: Underlying sleep problem was - but if this is still an issue than the issues falling asleep are understandable. How good is your sleep hygiene? 1. Keep regular bed ; wakening time (includes weekends). Get up same time daily.
2. Make a regular, relaxing bedtime routine: warm bath or shower, aromatherapy, reading, or listening to gentle music.
3. Sleep in dark, quiet, cool room w comfortable >. ...Read more

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Can I use Trazodone extended-release low dose for sleep longer, because trazodone ir make me sleep 4 to 5 hours?

Can I use Trazodone extended-release low dose for sleep longer, because trazodone ir make me sleep 4 to 5 hours?

Trazadone: In a larger dose may help with sleep. One needs to watch for serotonergic syndrome however if taken along with Zoloft (sertraline) (listed as current med) ...Read more

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I have stopped taking Trazodone 100mg cold turkey. I was on it for 3 years. How long will rebound insomnia last? And how long until tolerance is reset

I have stopped taking Trazodone 100mg cold turkey. I was on it for 3 years. How long will rebound insomnia last? And how long until tolerance is reset

May take a while: Larry, It is best to taper these drugs gradually when discontinuing use. Anxiety, agitation, and trouble sleeping can occur if the drug is suddenly stopped. It may take 2 to 4 weeks before you notice the full effects of this medication, and it may take a similar time for all side effects to diminish. Have you replaced the Trazodone with the Effexor (venlafaxine)? Best not to take together. Talk with your doctor ...Read more

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Dr. Prescribed Trazodone (50mg) for insomnia, but I'm scared to take it. I have mildly low K & Trazodone can cause Long QT. Should I take it?

Dr. Prescribed Trazodone (50mg) for insomnia, but I'm scared to take it. I have mildly low K & Trazodone can cause Long QT. Should I take it?

Not usually: Trazadone is not approved for insomnia unless it is associated with depressed mood. The low K should be corrected before taking the Trazadone. Other hypnotics may be tried first for insomnia and for brief periods. ...Read more

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I take trazodone for sleep make me sleep in 10 min but I don't sleep more then 5h do u think elavil (amitriptyline) make me sleep fast as trazodone and sleep longer?

I take trazodone for sleep make me sleep in 10 min but I don't sleep more then 5h do u think elavil (amitriptyline) make me sleep fast as trazodone and sleep longer?

Trazodone doesn't: Usually act this way. It typically takes longer to act, and puts people out longer, with a longer hang over the next morning than Elavil (amitriptyline) or other sleep aids. Elavil (amitriptyline) is another antidepressant in this class, but has a bad reputation for side effects, mostly weight gain (not so for Trazodone). Check with your MD for dosages and also for alternative sleepers... ...Read more

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I've never taken ambien cr. I took ambien for five years long term. No longer works like it once did. Explained to sleep doc and he still wants me to try it? W the Trazodone 150 mg I stopped after being on it for a year and it stopped working.

I've never taken ambien cr. I took ambien for five years long term. No longer works like it once did. Explained to sleep doc and he still wants me to try it? W the Trazodone 150 mg I stopped after being on it for a year and it stopped working.

May work better: Ambient CR is a slightly higher dose than the regular ambien (zolpidem) and it is a controlled release (CR) so that the medicine is enters your bloodstream over an extended period of time, so it may help keep you asleep longer. I hope it helps! ...Read more

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How long should I wait to begin Prozac (fluoxetine) after taking a single non-repetitive dose of Trazodone to avoid elevated risk of serotonin syndrome?

How long should I wait to begin Prozac (fluoxetine) after taking a single non-repetitive dose of Trazodone to avoid elevated risk of serotonin syndrome?

Ask your doctor: According to your profile, you're pregnant so please check with your OB to make sure both meds are ok to take. Not sure what "non-repetitive" Trazodone dose means. Do you mean "as needed for"? what you don't say. Good you're cautious about taking these meds especially if pregnant. Don't know doses so best to check also with your prescribing doctor if that person isn't your OB. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Taken trazodone, seroquel (quetiapine) and remeron for chronic insomnia with no success, any other long term solutions?

Taken trazodone, seroquel (quetiapine) and remeron for chronic insomnia with no success, any other long term solutions?

Evaluation: You haven't said what type of evaluations you've had for your chronic insomnia. Medicating it has so far not been effective for you. Insomnia can be part of certain psychiatric conditions -- like depression, anxiety disorders, & substance abuse. There are also primary insomnias, which formal sleep studies can discern and for which focused treatments can be given. Please ask your doc about this. ...Read more

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I like my psychiatrist, but he's out of network and a long drive away. Thinking of switching to a healthtap psychiatrist; can y'all prescribe, trazodone, Lamictal and risperidone?

I like my psychiatrist, but he's out of network and a long drive away. Thinking of switching to a healthtap psychiatrist; can y'all prescribe, trazodone, Lamictal and risperidone?

Healthtap: The good thing about HealthTap is that you can partner with a physician virtually. In order for them to prescribe medications, they must have a medical license in the state where you live. Just look for a HealthTap doctor in your state. ...Read more

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Can I take Seroquel indefinitely for chronic primary insomnia? 12.5 mg has stopped working after 18 days. Should I increase it? Ambien (zolpidem) no longer works for me. Neither does Trazodone.

Can I take Seroquel indefinitely for chronic primary insomnia? 12.5 mg has stopped working after 18 days. Should I increase it? Ambien (zolpidem) no longer works for me. Neither does Trazodone.

Insomnia: Have you been evaluated by a sleep specialist? If not, you should. Seroquel (quetiapine) is not usually effective when used this way. The sleep specialist can order medications for you if advisable and these may be temporary but will delve into your habits in depth, order appropriate tests such as looking for restless leg syndrome and advise a regimen for you specifically. ...Read more

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I was on ambien for chronic insomnia for five years. Loved it. Stopped working. Is there any med that is just as good? A hypnotic Preferably? Lunesta (eszopiclone) doesn't work for me nor trazodone any longer. Wondering about seroquel. Thank you.

I was on ambien for chronic insomnia for five years. Loved it. Stopped working. Is there any med that is just as good? A hypnotic Preferably? Lunesta (eszopiclone) doesn't work for me nor trazodone any longer. Wondering about seroquel. Thank you.

Insomnia: Ambien (zolpidem) and similar sleeping meds are not intended for long-term use because of dependence and tolerance. Insomnia is a symptom with many possible causes. Try to find cause for insomnia. Also look at sleep hygiene and lifestyle factors. Try Melatonin meantime and read: https://sleepfoundation. Org/insomnia/content/treatment for more info. I hope this helps ...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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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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