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Is Trazodone A Narcotic
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
A natural or synthetic alkaloid compound that has morphine-like qualities. Other examples are codeine, heroin, Meperidine (demerol). They are classified based on their intrinsic activity & where they interact in the central nervous system. They are involved in pain transmission ...Read more
Trazodone: Nope. An Antidepressant.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Depression/insomnia: Desyrel/trazodone is an older medication indicated by the FDA for the treatment of depression & is effective for this purpose at the appropriate doses. Because of its tendency to cause sedation, many prescribers use this medication these days for short-term insomnia. The sedation could calm some patients but it is not a tranquilizer in the truest sense. Good luck! ...Read more
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
Talk to your doctor: Ask your doctor if you need a change in medication. You may want to try another medication as long as it does not interact with other medications you take or aggravate a pre-existing medical condition. Examples of medications that may be helpful for sleep include silenor, doxepin, mirtazapine, hydroxyzine, or diphenhydramine. You can take this last medication in several over the counter product. ...Read more
Possible interaction: Per drugs. Com there is potential for a moderate interaction: “using Alprazolam together with trazodone may increase side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty concentrating. Some people may also experience some impairment in thinking and judgment.” however, if you are taking it at bedtime (and not using alcohol) you will most likely do fine. ...Read more
Should not: Trazodone is a medication used for sedation, to induce sleep, at times and or for anti depression! It's chemistry should not show on a typical urine drug testing, which typically detects amphetamines, cocaine, marijuana, benzodiazepines, opioids, barbiturates, and LSD compounds, Good Luck, ...Read more
Might consider: Trazadone may be useful for sleeping if taken at bedtime, and a good night's rest may help alleviate tension. However, not perhaps the best direct choice for anxiety, as other drugs may provide far more potent benefit in this regard (such as alprazolam, various beta blockers, misc sedative tranquilizers). Discuss further with your doctor, as each person may do better on different items. ...Read more
Trazodone: Not that we know of.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: As long as you take them as prescribed by your physician there should be no trouble other than the combined sedation of the two. ...Read more
Yes: The major issue with trying to stop using trazodone for sleep is an intensification of sleeping difficulties as opposed any common withdrawal syndrome. Depending on the current dose it may be reasonable to decrease the dose by 25 to 50 mgs each week allowing your body to adjust in between each dose change. You should always speak with the prescribing physician before stopping any medication. ...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
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