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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

Narcotic (Definition)

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


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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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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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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

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What is the lowest dosage trazodone comes in?

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What is the lowest dosage trazodone comes in?

Trazodone: 50mg. In usa. There is also trazonil which comes in 25mg., from abroad. ...Read more

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I was wondering what would taking 300mg of trazodone do?

Trazodone: I am also wondering, is that what is prescribed for you? . High dose Trazodone can cause morning sedation, dryness of mouth & blurred vision. ...Read more

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How should you taper off trazodone?

How should you taper off trazodone?

Cut dose in half: Every 3 days, you don't want to be on any med long term for sleep. ...Read more

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Is trazodone a tranquilizer??

Is trazodone a tranquilizer??

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

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Is there Motrin in trazodone?

Trazodone: Trazodone is an Antidepressant. It does not have Motrin. ...Read more

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Can I take trazodone for back pain?

Trazodone: Has been used off-label for chronic pain but please only use trazodone as it has been prescribed for you. ...Read more

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Could trazodone make you infertile?

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Could trazodone make you infertile?

Trazodone: Not likely. A reported uncommon side-effect would be Priapism. ...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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Will mixing trazodone and lorazepam kill you?

Will mixing trazodone and lorazepam kill you?

Take as prescribed: As long as you take the prescribed dose and are under the care of a physician, you should be just fine. Many patients are on both a benzodiazepine (lorazepam) and trazodone. ...Read more

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I want something to replace trazodone for insomnia?

I want something to replace trazodone for insomnia?

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

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Is trazodone safe to take with Xanax (alprazolam)?

Is trazodone safe to take with Xanax (alprazolam)?

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

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Is hydroxyzyne a tranquilizer better than trazodone?

Hydroxyzine: Hydroxyzine is an antihistamine like benadryl (diphenhydramine). It can sedate a bit, but is not potent like trazodone. Trazodone is a major antidepressant with sedating properties. It is more potent and is designed for these actions. ...Read more

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Does trazodone show up on a urine 5 panel drug test?

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

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Would it be a good idea to take trazodone for anxiety?

Would it be a good idea to take trazodone for anxiety?

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

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Is it possible for you to take trazodone with percocet?

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

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Can I take Zanaflex (tizanidine) and trazodone together?

Sleep: The combination of Zanaflex (tizanidine) and trazadone may lead to a difficulty during the night and next day. Both are sedating medications but the combination may lead to excessive sedation the following day. ...Read more

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Can I take 50 mg trazodone and 7.5/325 hydrocodone together?

Can I take 50 mg trazodone and 7.5/325 hydrocodone together?

Not recommended: There is only one drug interactions between these 2 medications. However, hydrocodone and trazodone both increase sedation and drowsiness. Rec.: consult with your prescribing physician for more information. ...Read more

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Is it possible to taper off trazodone after using it for sleep?

Is it possible to taper off trazodone after using it for sleep?

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

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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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It's been 3 days since I took trazodone, is it safe to take nyquil?

It's been 3 days since I took trazodone, is it safe to take nyquil?

Yes: trazodone should be out of your system by now, unless you have a renal problem. Read the labels carefully for nyquil or any OTC medication, good that you asked, always exercise caution with multiple medications, best wishes ...Read more

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