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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

Dr. Alan Ali
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Alprazolam (Definition)

Alprazolam is a short acting benzodiazepine, it does not last long in the system . So when used regularly with multiple doses to treat anxiety, it is associated with inter-dose withdrawal, tolerance and a resulting increase level of baseline anxiety. So in anxiety clinics, we use it only in cases of " flight , dentist or other infrequent anxieties, ...Read more


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What's the equivalence of a 50 mg Trazodone to Xanax (alprazolam)?

Unrelated drugs: These are unrelated drugs and there is no established dose equivalence. Long term use of Xanax (alprazolam) is, for the most part, not recommended, I recommend you consult with your primary care physician. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about taking alprazolam (xanax) or trazodone while pregnant?

Can you tell me about taking alprazolam (xanax) or trazodone while pregnant?

Pregnancy risks: Benzodiadepines including xanax (alprazolam) are rated category d in pregnancy. This means that there is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but in life-threatening or serious illnesses the risk may be acceptable if there are no safer drugs available. Trazodone is category c, meaning risk cannot be ruled out but no human studies prove safety. You, your ob, and psychiatrist need to confer ; weigh risks. ...Read more

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I take 1 mg Xanax (alprazolam) and 100mg trazodone before i to go to sleep. Can i drive a car the next day?

I take 1 mg Xanax (alprazolam) and 100mg trazodone before i to go to sleep. Can i drive a car the next day?

As long as: You are not sedated. You need to be thinking coherently with good reaction times. There are some people who have residual grogginess with these medications. ...Read more

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I take 1mg of Xanax (alprazolam) and 100mg of trazodone at bedtime to help me sleep. Can i safely drive a car the next day?

I take 1mg of Xanax (alprazolam) and 100mg of trazodone at bedtime to help me sleep. Can i safely drive a car the next day?

It depends: Both medications can cause some grogginess the next morning. Together that make grogginess worse. In some people it may be disabling and dangerous. In others it may cause no grogginess at all. Use your judgment and take it under close supervision of a md. The dosage may need to be adjusted to optimum level. ...Read more

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I was prescibed trazodone for insomnia but had allergy next he prescibed Ambien but makes me feel weird, is it bad to suggest Xanax (alprazolam) or other med?

I was prescibed trazodone for insomnia but had allergy next he prescibed Ambien but makes me feel weird, is it bad to suggest Xanax (alprazolam) or other med?

Cause for insomnia?: Referral (possibly to psychiatrist) for thorough evaluation of your insomnia might be the smartest request you could make. It's better than asking for more medicines when it's not clear "why" you're having this problem. If you're still taking vyvanse (as on your other info), this may be related. Ambien (zolpidem) can indeed result in feeling "weird" -- also doing odd things at night after taking it. ...Read more

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I have sever insomnia and was prescribed trazodone, that was dc because of allergy. Next he put me on ambien, but it makes me feel realy weird. ** is it frowned upon to suggest Xanax (alprazolam) or another med?

I have sever insomnia and was prescribed trazodone, that was dc because of allergy. Next he put me on ambien, but it makes me feel realy weird. ** is it frowned upon to suggest Xanax (alprazolam) or another med?

Questions are OK: I believe that most physicians would welcome your suggestions and questions. Regarding whether or not xanax (alprazolam) is appropriate for you, however, is something you need to discuss with your doctor. http://bit.ly/109po5n. ...Read more

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I have been taking 200mg zoloft and 1mg xanax for several years. Today my doctor added Trazodone 50-100mg per day. Is it safe to mix these?

I have been taking 200mg zoloft and 1mg xanax for several years. Today my doctor added Trazodone 50-100mg per day. Is it safe to mix these?

Watch for sedation: Trazadone at 50-100 mg is often added for sleep difficulty as it can be sedating at low dose and work as antidepressant at high dose. Most people tolerate the medication well but watch for sleepiness/lack of alertness or lightheadedness the next day. You and your doctor can monitor how effective this combination is for your symptoms and of course , any side effects that occur. ...Read more

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I use crystal meth&also mix norcos, Xanax, (alprazolam) somas&trazodone. I know the mixing is unsafe&I'm ok w dying but I'm wondering how meth effects the combo?

I use crystal meth&also mix norcos, Xanax, (alprazolam) somas&trazodone. I know the mixing is unsafe&I'm ok w dying but I'm wondering how meth effects the combo?

Please seek help: This pattern of multi-drug use is very dangerous. Crystal meth is the most dangerous and addictive of the medications. All of the other drugs you are using cause sedation and the meth causes excitation of the nervous system so may offset the sedation of the other drugs. Please seek help immediately. There is treatment. You do not have to die from this. ...Read more

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I was prescribed trazadone 50mg I have took xanax (alprazolam) previously to this. It was the little blue oval xanax (alprazolam). Is there any comparison?

Both are sedating: Both Trazodone and Xanax (alprazolam) are sedating (cause sleepiness) but Trazodone is not as habit forming, so you are less likely to become dependent on it. ...Read more

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There any interaction between Xanax (alprazolam) and trazadon?

Xanax (alprazolam) and trazodon: There is an interaction. Xanax (alprazolam) and trazodone both increase sedation and drowsiness. This two medication often prescribed for depression and anxiety. Talk to your prescribing physician for more information. ...Read more

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I am prescribed .50mg Xanax (alprazolam) 3/daily, 75mg Amitriptyline, and 50mg Trazadone. I'm 6'1, 232 male. Is this safe?

OVERLAPPING MEDS: The combo of Meds you are on looks like you are being treated for anxiety and depression . Xanax (alprazolam) is short acting for anxiety . Trazadone and amitriptyline are long acting for anxiety and depression but are very similar and both cause weight gain.. I would taper trazadone and start cymbalta. You need full lab work up including TFTS. Also a sleep study to rule out sleep apnea. ...Read more

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Hey i am prescribed 20 mg of stilnox a night and 2 mg alprazolam and now 150mg trazodone for chronic insomnia.What will this combination do?

Too many: You may consider undergoing a sleep study to find out the cause. You are on too many drugs already. Get a referral for a sleep study. ...Read more

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Would it be safe for me to take .5mg Xanax, 20mg lexapro, 180mg ER verapmil and 100 mg trazadone all at once? These are all prescribed to me.

Recommendation: It will be better to spread out the medication throughout the day, as it should be recommended by your doctor when you were given your prescription. If you forgot to take your medication, there is no harm taking them together, however it is not the best way ...Read more

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Should i take trazodone or try to sleep without it? I have been taking .25mg to .375 of alprazolam for about 5 yrs to help me sleep.Recently when i visited my dr. They decided that i did not need them and gave me a prescription for trazodone 150 mg. Now i

Hello. : Hello. I am not sure that I am tracking. Did you take trazodone 150mg orally per night or were you just prescribed it and haven't decided if you should use it or not. About half the patients i treat who have had trazodone found it to be very effective. About half of the patients found themselves very oversedated on waking the next day. If you are a male, be aware that use of trazodone has an increased incidence of priapism. So if you have an erection lasting four hours or longer, this would be a medical emergency that requires immediate care. Only you can make the decision about what medications you take into your body, but this is just some info to consider. Take care. ...Read more

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At 11:30 pm i take one 10mg zolpidem for insomnia. I always wake up five hours later and can't get back to sleep can you help me i also take one 100mg of trazodone, i also take .50mg of alprazolam every 4 hours not to exceed 4mg in 24 hours. Is there anyt

At 11:30 pm i take one 10mg zolpidem for insomnia. I always wake up five hours later and can't get back to sleep can you help me i also take one 100mg of trazodone, i also take .50mg of alprazolam
every 4 hours not to exceed 4mg in 24 hours. Is there anyt

Too many drugs here: The combination of all this medication is not a good option in my opinion and I don't believe increasing doses of any individual one of these will help you sleep any better. I like the idea of working toward nonpharmacological ways to approach your insomnia before using all these agents. Again, speaking to your doctor before changing would be best but ultimately, I think for you, LESS is MORE. ...Read more

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Whats the strongest thing a dr can perscribe 4sleep? I have severe insomnia xanax, (alprazolam) klonopin, trazadone, venlaflaxine or nothing helps. Allergic ambian

If you have not: Had a sleep study, you need to get one done. It should not take that much medication to get you to sleep. I am not going to say that i've never seen that be the case, but i will never try that many sleeping medications without getting a sleep study. There is a 20% chance of anyone with depression having sleep apnea and vice versa. That is something that needs to be looked into as well as the more than 80 sleep disorders that have been defined so far.You also should be practicing sleep hygiene.If you can google that term and that will be a website that will come up from vassar college counseling that gives two pages of excellent sleep hygiene recommendations.If you have post traumatic stress disorder, Minipress can be an option. Otherwise, your doctors next option would be seroquel (quetiapine).Or low-dose doxepin.. ...Read more

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I take: Buspar (buspirone) 10mg (3xday) for anxiety, desyrel 100mg (nightly) for sleep, and .5mg Xanax (3xday as needed) for anxiety. Desyrel isn't helping my sleep, what medicine is best to help me get sleep?

I take:  Buspar (buspirone) 10mg (3xday) for anxiety, desyrel 100mg (nightly) for sleep, and .5mg Xanax (3xday as needed) for anxiety.  Desyrel isn't helping my sleep, what medicine is best to help me get sleep?

Treat anxiety first.: The use of Buspar (buspirone) and xanax are only useful for short term or for occasional treatment of anxiety. They lose effectiveness after a period of monthe. The ssri meds (like lexapro, zoloft) are more effective for the long run and then maybe good sleep will be more possible. Also the dose of Desyrel can be up to 200 mg for some people. ...Read more

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Its been over 5yrs since ive been able to sleep through the night. SSRIs, xanax, (alprazolam) trazadone, tea, marijuana dont work. sleep study was normal. any help?

Its been over 5yrs since ive been able to sleep through the night. SSRIs, xanax, (alprazolam) trazadone, tea, marijuana dont work. sleep study was normal. any help?

Talk to your doctor : There is a possibility that you may have Bipolar Disorder. In this case, a mood stabilizer may help. This is especially the case if your insomnia is coupled with racing thoughts. ...Read more

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Recommendations please! have insomnia&have Tryed Remron trazadone have anxiety been prescribed high doseof clonazepam&now high dose Xanax (alprazolam) depresant 2?

Recommendations please! have insomnia&have Tryed Remron trazadone have anxiety been prescribed high doseof clonazepam&now high dose Xanax (alprazolam) depresant 2?

See sleep specialist: Sleep disorders cause more than just sleepiness. Emotional issues such as stress, anxiety, and depression cause half of all insomnia cases. The sleep specialist can find the cause of the insomnia and treat your condition properly. ...Read more

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I'm on trazadone, xanax, pristiq, (desvenlafaxine) and wellbutrin after the sudden death of my child. I've eliminated alcohol, but not marijuana. Is this dangerous?

I'm on trazadone, xanax, pristiq, (desvenlafaxine) and wellbutrin after the sudden death of my child. I've eliminated alcohol, but not marijuana. Is this dangerous?

Not dangerous but...: You r trying to adjust your neurotransmitters with your medicines--you r adding marajuana which is adding additional chemicals to the mix that may have an adverse effect. ...Read more

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I been taking .05 alprazolam as needed,,&clonezampan 1mg@nite,& trazadone,150mg,is safe?

Bad Idea: Two drugs in the same class, Benzodiazepines, is a very poor choice on your doctor's part. I'd recommend finding a psychiatrist to taper you off of the Klonopin (clonazepam) and finding a much safer and healthy way to get sleep, ...Read more

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I realized that i took trazadone, alprazolam, and melatonin together without really thinking it through. Is that ok? First time doing so

I realized that i took trazadone, alprazolam, and melatonin together without really thinking it through. Is that ok? First time doing so

Caution: Combining alprazolam with Trazodone increases risk for side effects, eg, dizziness, drowsiness and difficulty concentrating. Suggest reviewing meds and timing of doses with prescribing doctor. I hope this helps. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Could zanax and trazadone stop your heart?

Could zanax and trazadone stop your heart?

Most likely Xanax (alprazolam): Xanax (alprazolam) can slow your breathing down and eventually lead to respiratory arrest which would eventually lead to a heart attack due to lack of oxygen to the cardiac muscle. Trazodone would be less likely to do so, although it could cause serotonergic syndrome in combo w/ other serotonergic antidepressants leading to elevated BP ; heart rate, which, if severe enough could cause the heart to stop. ...Read more

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Is doxepin anything like xanax (alprazolam)? Please advise!

No- quite different.: Doxepin is a trycyclic antidepressant and xanax (alprazolam) is a benzodiazapine. ...Read more

Xanax (Definition)

Alprazolam is a short-acting benzodiazepine which is a kind of sleep-inducing drug ...Read more


Dr. Sewa Legha
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Desyrel (Definition)

Desyrel is a serotonin antagonist and reuptake inhibitor which is a kind of ...Read more