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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
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
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 is also metabolized through the liver. Hope that helps! ...Read more
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...: The degree of discontinuation would be impacted by whether you took prn, dosage, and what it's being replaced with. ...Read more
Am i starting to get liver disease? Hello. I feel short on breath. My whole chest has stabbing pains, which feel like my hearts giving out. Every night, i take 4 tylenol pm's, 2 (200 mg) ibuprofen tablets, and a trazadone. Is this bad? It hurts. I don't k
Sominex=Diphenhydram: Generally it's better in the long-term to practice Cognitive Behavioral skills for insomnia. Meds may or may not work in short term like adding Sominex (which is really Benadryl/Diphenhydramine) to Trazadone but it may result in tolerance and side effects. You are also taking K-pin and Inderal. You've had a liver biopsy. It's possibly the meds aren't being processed well. Eliminate alcohol. ...Read more
Ok, what's the truth about trazadone and citrus? I can't have orange or grapefruit juice ever again?
Interaction: Grapefruit and grapefruit juice inhibits an enzyme in the liver that is responsible for breaking down certain medications, so combining them leads to an increase in the level of that medicine in the blood with potentially grave consequences. So better discuss the issue with your doctor, dosage may be worked out in special circumstances. ...Read more
Yes.: These drugs are metabolized by different liver enzymes. ...Read more
Generic Desyrel: Trazodone (desyrel) is an antidepressant approved by the fda in 1981, and which more recently was approved in an extended release formulation. Like prozac, it blocks reuptake of serotonin -- but not as potently as Prozac does. It has more anti-anxiety and sedating qualities to it, leading many to prescribe low doses of it for sleep. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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