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Trazodone And Constipation
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?
I'm on levetiracetam 500mg twice a day, topamax (topiramate) 100mg once at night and trazodone 100mg at night for chronic migraines. Now I'm having constipation?
Wow!: First, are your migraines controlled with all of these medicines? If not, and you are having adverse events, would first modify the above drugs. Topamax (topiramate) works best taken twice daily, and the dose needed may be a bit higher. I do not find migraine helped by Levetiracetam or trazadone usually, and there are many other choices which work far better. Re constipation, increase your dietary fibre. Read more
I am taking trazodone and very constipated what can I take with it so I have a regular bowl movement?
Constipation common: There a lots of things you can do relieve constipation. To start, a diet rich in cereals, vegetables and fruits should help. You can take psilium husk to increase roughage. Miralax (polyethylene glycol) powder is now available over the counter which is quite effective for constipation. However please call your physician and seek advice as a first step. Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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