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Trazodone (Overview)

Is an antidepressant with known anticholinergic & sedative properties, leading to sleep & drying effects.


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What is trazodone used to treat?

What is trazodone used to treat?

Trazodone: Trazodone is indicated for major depressive disorder and insomnia. ...Read more

Trazodone (Overview)

Is an antidepressant with known anticholinergic & sedative properties, leading to sleep & drying effects.


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I took 500mg of trazodone by accident, thinking it was a different med. What will happen to me?

Trazodone: Depending on how long ago u took it & what other medications u are on. If recent & u feel very dizzy, call 911. Sedation & excess dryness is expected, even delirium. ...Read more

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Can I get a general doctor to prescribe lamictal, trazodone and Buspar (buspirone) for me?

Can I get a general doctor to prescribe lamictal, trazodone and Buspar (buspirone) for me?

Maybe.: You will have to ask. Some family doctors/internists don't mind, but in my experience, they won't feel comfortable prescribing the lamictal. Most will be okay prescribing trazodone. You might ask a general doctor to prescribe you a short supply until you can see a mental health professional. ...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

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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How should you use trazodone?

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

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Is trazodone effective for sleeping?

Is trazodone effective for sleeping?

Yes: I see my colleagues endorse trazodone only cautiously, but I've had good success with it in my practice. It's non-addictive (unlike many sleep aids), the dose is easily adjustable, and it's long-acting, so it gives a full night's sleep. It's not quick-acting, so best to take it a little ahead of bedtime. Side effects are rare in my experience. ...Read more

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I started taking Trazodone for chronic insomnia. It worked great for 7 days. Then last night I took it, and even upped the dose, and got nothing. Does this mean it's never going to work again? Normal?

I started taking Trazodone for chronic insomnia. It worked great for 7 days. Then last night I took it, and even upped the dose, and got nothing. Does this mean it's never going to work again? Normal?

May continue to work: Trazodone may continue to work for you. I would keep trying it as it is one of the safest sleep medications. Sometimes your body just does not respond for one reason or another but this does not mean that it will not work in the future. Try these tips too 1)avoid caffeine for 12 hours before sleep 2) do not use any electronics 2 hours before sleep 3) do not exercise just before sleep ...Read more

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Can you safely drink alcohol if you're taking 50 mg of trazodone?

Can you safely drink alcohol if you're taking 50 mg of trazodone?

Definitely, no: As with any tetracyclic antidepressant, never mix trazodone with alcohol, and always use it cautiously if you're taking other sedating medications. Ask your doctor for more information. ...Read more

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Side effect of trazodone?

Side effect of trazodone?

Depends: Most frequent complaint I hear is really, really sluggish brain and body.
But wait a minute; ever read all the possible side effects. Don't!
aspirin would never get thru.
I got off track; you consult with the psychiatrist who prescribed it.
Not a psychiatrist? Why, you deserve it. Well, ok. ...Read more

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Side effects of trazodone?

Side effects of trazodone?

Trazodone SE's: Feeling dizzy or faint, Blurred vision. Dry mouth, Constipation, Increased appetite, Difficulty urinating. ...Read more

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How long will 50mg of trazodone stay in your system?

How long will 50mg of trazodone stay in your system?

Not long: Trazodone has a biphasic half-life but both phases are short (3-6 & 5-9 hours). The rule of thumb is that your body is "cleaned out" after 5 half-lives, so 5x7 = 35 hrs. A day & a half after you've taken 1 dose of trazodone, only 3% will remain in your body. ...Read more

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My first day of taking Zoloft (sertraline) and last night I took trazodone for sleep, I took half a Zoloft (sertraline) and have had a dull headache all day. Is this normal?

My first day of taking Zoloft (sertraline) and last night I took trazodone for sleep, I took half a Zoloft (sertraline) and have had a dull headache all day. Is this normal?

Yes: A headache is one of the expected side effects of starting on zoloft (sertraline). You can take Aspirin or Ibuprofen or whatever you would usually do to help it. It should improve over the next 8 days, but may come back briefly if your doctor increases your dose. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) and trazodone interactions? What should I do?

Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) and trazodone interactions? What should I do?

No interactions: There are no interactions between the two. You may safely take them together as prescribed. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I'm on pizotifen 1.5mg and trazodone. Are they safe to mix?

Pizotifen/Trazodone: Pizotifen may slightly lower the efficacy of Trazodone, due to its Serotonin lowering effect. Consult your doctor. ...Read more

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