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How To Take Trazodone For Sleep
Don't know for sure: It depends. There is a wide range of doses that can be used. It may take days or weeks of dose adjustments before we get a good response. On any particular night even after dose adjustments some patients report drowsiness within an hour while some may lay awake the whole night. Gabapentin is "off label" for sleep disorders. Melatonin is over the counter and not fda regulated. ...Read more
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
How long does it take for Mirtazapine to get into your system and work for sleep.My Psychiatrist has prescribed 15 mg for me to take at bedtime?
Sedative effect: Yes Mirtazapine should help you sleep. It is called REMeron (mirtazapine) as a Brand name since it helps promote dream sleep stages. Initially you may even sleep too much. The oversedation should wear off after 7 to 10 days. If not, you might ask MD to co-prescribe duloxetine or venlafaxine with it to counter balance the side effects of sedation and increased appetite. ...Read more
Not a good idea...: Insomnia can be frustrating. But medications are only part of the treatment. Don't take them together. Good sleep hygiene is key. Try to avoid electronics, nicotine, alcohol, caffeine, vigorous exercise, bright lights, ; large meals prior to bedtime. Regularize your sleep ; wake up times. Understanding why you have insomnia can be effective in treating it. A sleep medicine specialist can help. ...Read more
It depends: Most oral medicines start working 45 to 60 minutes after you take it. ...Read more
I take trazodone1x50mg at night and low-dose Ambien (zolpidem) taken as needed. Trazodone doesn't seem to get me to sleep; may i add half an ambien (zolpidem)?
See below: Questions about changing medications or doses of current meds are best addressed to the doc who proscribed them. A more natural option might be the addition of melatonin before bedtime. Discuss with doc. Also important to ascertain cause(s) of insomnia—stress, caffeine, nicotine, alcohol, eating too much too late, noisy environment, bright lights. Establish sleep regimen. ...Read more
Is it safe to take ambien (zolpidem) and trazodone? Ambien (zolpidem) helps to fall asleep but the trazodone helps to stay asleep.
Talk to doctor: Please consider other factors before taking more meds for sleeping: recent stress, your intake of alcohol, other meds prescribed or OTC, recent health changes, use of tobacco or any drug use. Discuss openly with your prescribing doctor to make the best decision. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Been on remeron (mirtazapine) 45mg at night for sleep and depression for about 2 years how hard will it be to change i sleep to long and take to long to fall asleep?
Talk with doctor: From what a psychiatrist once taught me, once you get over 15mg, the Remeron (mirtazapine) does not have much of a sedating effect anymore, so may not be helping you get to sleep. Do not stop it if you are taking it for depression. Speak to your doctor about other options. ...Read more
Doxylamine: 25mg. taken as needed.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes : There is no contraindication to this combination. ...Read more
Melatonin: Dose of melatonin varies from 3mg to 10mg. You might start with 3 or 5mg. Some people need to take it one hour before bed, some people need to take it up to three hours before bed. You may want to talk to your doctor of pharmacist about what dose is right for you and interactions with any other medications you take. ...Read more
Neither: Valium is a brand of diazepam which is member of benzodiazepine class, used to treat many conditions but not w/o side effects & risks eg addiction, confusion, falls/fractures, even some link to Alzheimer's disease. Seroquel is a brand of quetiapine which is an antipsychotic with its own can of worms: weight gain, diabetes, high cholesterol & movement disorders ie tics. So try http://goo.gl/wTWbEv ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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