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Trazodone And Glaucoma
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
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
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
No: Trazodone is not approved by the fda for children. Your child's doctor may prescribe it off-label, but it is not normally used as an antidepressant for children as it has not been studied in kids. Its often used in small doses as a "sleeping pill" in adults because it is so sedating, but we try to use safer things for sleep in children. And don't give your child something prescribed for you. ...Read more
Not traditionally: Trazodone is an antidepressant. Its sedating properties make it useful for sleep problems. It differs from more clearly addictive medicines like xanax (alprazolam) or klonopin. "addiction" implies craving, continued use despite negative life effects, & withdrawal on stopping the substance. Still, stopping trazodone suddenly can lead to "discontinuation" symptoms: fatigue, myalgia, anxiety, dizziness, etc. ...Read more
Yes and no: You should not use them both at the same time unless cleared by your doc. Also, given your age (sorry to comment on that), I would definitely consult a doc prior to trying any of those, since he needs to know your history and do an exam to make sure those meds are safe for you to take. ...Read more
Yes but sedating: These drugs are both sedating and could increase each other's sedating effects and possible effects on coordination, ability to drive safely, etc. But they don't interact in other dangerous ways. ...Read more
Not recommended: If taken together may increase risk for bleeding of upper digestive system (GI). For more information talk to your treating physician. ...Read more
Many things.: First, make sure you are taking it only at night. If you are taking it for sleep, try a slightly smaller dose, or try taking it 1 hour earlier than you are right now. If it is still making you tired during the day, you will have to ask your doctor about changing this medication. ...Read more
Yes: There does not seem to be an interaction between these two compounds. ...Read more
Priapism: 'trazodone has pro-erectile effects in men related to alpha-adrenaline receptor blocking properties with interference of the neurologic (sympathetic nerve) control of penile detumescence.' See: http://www. Sexualmed. Org/index. Cfm/risk-factors/for-men/trazodone/ Priapism is a medical emergency and warrants tx at ER. ...Read more
Desyrel: Per https://www. Drugs. Com/trazodone.html: "An overdose of trazodone can be fatal when it is taken with alcohol, barbiturates such as phenobarbital, or sedatives such as diazepam (Valium). Overdose symptoms may include extreme drowsiness, vomiting, penis erection that is painful or prolonged, fast or pounding heartbeat, seizure (black-out or convulsions), or breathing that slows or stops." ...Read more
Trazodone 100: Possible. Ask your doctor first.Get a more detailed answer ›
Unlikely: Migraine is a dramatic event that may occur with stress or reaction to certain triggers. Certain foods and medicines may do this, but it is often not a clear cause. Trazadone is used with benefit in many migraine patients. She needs to explore causes and develop a thorough management plan. She needs to discuss these issues with her doctor. ...Read more
Yes: This is a bit tricky because both trazodone and 5-HTP increase serotonin levels and thus, high doses of these together could lead to serotonin syndrome, a dangerous condition. However, 50 mg is a very moderate dose of trazodone and 100 mg of 5-HTP is not a high dose, so this might have an effect similar to increasing trazodone to 75 mg or so which is a safe dose. ...Read more
I took trazodone about 1and half ago and would like to take nyquil for my cold would it be safe to do so?
You may become sleepier than usual if you were just begun on Trazadone...however the use of Nyquil is not contraindicated
Hope this is helpful!
BTW NO driving/operating machinery RIGHT??
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I take trazodone for sleep make me sleep fast but not longer then 5h I try different But it's the same whatyou recommend me I want to change another?
Study your problem: The BEST way to solve your problem is to know exactly WHY you suffer from insomnia and address those reasons instead of just giving you medicine which eventually is not going to work AT ALL. Study your problem 1st, discover the cause, attack the cause, cure the problem. You weren't born an insomniac. No reason to think you were. Want to meet online? Www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi Key Code: PDXFNR ...Read more
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 more
For most, yes: If prescribed and followed by a doctor, trazodone can be very safe. It's often used to help with sleep these days, rather than using it for its antidepressant features alone. It can cause dry mouth, dizziness, and nausea -- also in men, it can cause priapism at higher doses. ...Read more