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Had to stop Trazadone cold turkey elevated liver enzymes. Terrible insomnia . How long does it last?

Had to stop Trazadone cold turkey elevated liver enzymes. Terrible insomnia . How long does it last?

Other relief availab: The Trazadone is one medication which you can stop and it will leave the body completely within 4-6 weeks. However, there are other medications that can help you sleep and remain calm that can be taken while the Trazadone is leaving your body; sublingual Melatonine can be taken for example. ...Read more

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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more


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Can high liver enzymes be a side effect of Trazadone ?

Can high liver enzymes be a side effect of Trazadone ?

Likely: Given the many side effects of this drug alteration of liver enzymes can be expected. Consult this site for side effects. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a681038.html ...Read more

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Is is safe to quit trazodone cold turkey. I have been taking for 8 months my doctor feels it's the reason my liver numbers are high?

Safer than Xanax (alprazolam)...: The degree of discontinuation would be impacted by whether you took prn, dosage, and what it's being replaced with. ...Read more

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How should I taper of 150 mg of Trazadone need to do quickly as doctor thins it's raising my liver enzymes?

How should I taper of 150 mg of Trazadone need to do quickly as doctor thins it's raising my liver enzymes?

Easiest way: Easiest way is decrease to 100 mg. x 3 days, 50 mg. x 3 days then discontinue. Unless your liver is severely impaired - this should be fine. However, at this speed ... Be prepared for your sleep to be interrupted a bit. This should diminish within a few days however. Also, I saw in the profile -- be aware that Xanax (alprazolam) is also metabolized through the liver. Hope that helps! ...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?

Trazodone: Usually at bedtime, & as prescribed by your doctor, due to sedative effect. ...Read more

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Can Trazadone be used for pain?

Possibly : Trazodone is an antidepressant medication. It tends to be very sedating and is often taken at bedtime. There are other antidepressants used today to help with pain such as Cymbalta (duloxetine). Historically the older antidepressants such as Elavil were used to help reduce pain. Some people do derive benefit from Trazodone in combination with other meds for pain relief. ...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 the lowest dosage trazodone comes in?

What is the lowest dosage trazodone comes in?

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

Trazodone (Definition)

Is an antidepressant with known anticholinergic & sedative properties, leading to ...Read more