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Trazodone And Seizures
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
I am 51 and had my first grand mal seizure 2 weeks ago. Was prescribed paxil, (paroxetine) levetiracetam, clonazepam, trazodone and butalbital. Headache, why?
Had my first grand mal seizure, I'm 51. Doctor put me on clonazepam, trazodone, paxil, (paroxetine) levetiracetam and butalbital. Why? Is this normal?
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
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
No: Thre is no known indicaiton for trazadone to treat leg pain. One cannot state that it didn't make the pain go away but it is not recommended for this use and no known documentation to me that it releives leg pain. Discuss this with your treating physician. Very interesting if it is used for your of if it was effective. ...Read more
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
Trazodone: Nope. An Antidepressant.Get a more detailed answer ›
Desyrel (trazodone) OD:
Treatment = emergency room 911 immediately.
No alternative. ...Read more