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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?

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

Dr. William Singer
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I am 51 and had my first grand mal seizure 2 weeks ago. Was prescribed paxil, (paroxetine) levetiracetam, clonazepam, trazodone and butalbital. Headache, why?

I am 51 and had my first grand mal seizure 2 weeks ago. Was prescribed paxil, (paroxetine) levetiracetam, clonazepam, trazodone and butalbital. Headache, why?

See doctor: Trazodone and paxil (paroxetine) can interact to increase brain serotonin levels. See your doctor treating you for seizures to evaluate headache. Review meds with doctor prescribing Trazodone and paxil (paroxetine) re possible drug interactions. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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What is desyrel (trazodone)?

What is desyrel (trazodone)?

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

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How should you use trazodone?

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

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What kind of drug is trazodone?

What kind of drug is trazodone?

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

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What is trazodone used to treat?

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

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What is the lowest dosage trazodone comes in?

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What is the lowest dosage trazodone comes in?

Trazodone: 50mg. In usa. There is also trazonil which comes in 25mg., from abroad. ...Read more

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I was wondering what would taking 300mg of trazodone do?

Trazodone: I am also wondering, is that what is prescribed for you? . High dose Trazodone can cause morning sedation, dryness of mouth & blurred vision. ...Read more

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How should you taper off trazodone?

How should you taper off trazodone?

Cut dose in half: Every 3 days, you don't want to be on any med long term for sleep. ...Read more

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Is trazodone a tranquilizer??

Is trazodone a tranquilizer??

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

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Is there Motrin in trazodone?

Is there Motrin in trazodone?

Trazodone: Trazodone is an Antidepressant. It does not have Motrin. ...Read more

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Can trazodone treat leg pain?

Can trazodone treat leg pain?

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

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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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Could trazodone mess up your sex drive?

Could trazodone mess up your sex drive?

Yes and No: In males, it enhances. In females it enhances.... To some its messing it up. ...Read more

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Can amitriptyline be replaced by trazodone?

Possibly: Depending upon the indications, trazadone could be used for similar conditions as amitryptiline, and likely have fewer side effects. ...Read more

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Can you take trazodone 50 mg with sudafed pe?

Can you take trazodone 50 mg with sudafed pe?

Maybe: Remember that sudafed pe is a decongestant and potentially can make you edgy and irritable and give you tremors and palpitations. Not sure what you take trazodone for, but watch out for these side effects before you take sudafed. ...Read more

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Can I take trazodone with zoloft (sertraline)?

Can I take trazodone with zoloft (sertraline)?

Possible: These medications can be prescribed and taken together. ...Read more

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Could I take desyrel (trazodone) with piroxicam?

Piroxicam: It is a Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agent, and should be safe with Trazodone, as prescribed. ...Read more

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Is it possible for trazodone to make me depressed?

Is it possible for trazodone to make me depressed?

Black Box Warning: Trazodone and other antidepressants carry a FDA black box warning about potential for suicidal thoughts or ^'ed depressive sxs in children, teens and young adults. ...Read more

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Can I take a trazodone and a muscle relaxer together?

Depends: Most muscle relaxers are fine with trazodone, but it really depends on which muscle relaxer you are taking. ...Read more

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Is trazodone (desyrel) for anxiety and sleep problems?

Is trazodone (desyrel) for anxiety and sleep problems?

See below.: Trazodone is an antidepressent, called serotonin modulator. It's an antidepressant, but other uses for it include insomnia and anxiety. If you have any questions regarding this med, please talk to you prescribing physician or a pharmacist. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for desyrel (trazodone) overdose?

Desyrel (trazodone) OD: Treatment = emergency room 911 immediately.
No alternative. ...Read more

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Is trazodone and oxycodone in the same family of drugs?

Is trazodone and oxycodone in the same family of drugs?

No.: Trazodone and oxycodone are entirely different classes of medications. Trazodone works on the serotonin receptor. Oxycodone works on the opiate receptor. The only "pain" related diagnosis that trazodone has use for is possibly complex regional pain syndrome. ...Read more

Dr. Edward Kuhnley
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