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Trazodone And Wine
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?
Taking 50mg trazodone/night. How many hours should I space one glass of wine or rita, before taking pill? Or should I not take my pill that night?
Hours: Generally you don't want to drink within 2-4 hours of sleep because this contributes to nighttime waking. If you wake trazadone specifically for sleep, this should be safe. Less is always better so if you can go without the combination of alcohol and medications, that may be helpful. ...Read more
Drank 10 oz of wine with 300mg of trazodone for sleep and my cpap machine just fried. Should i worry?
CPAP: Never really a good idea to mix alcohol and antidepressants. That said, it seems unlikely that would have caused your CPAP machine to do so much extra work overnight that it would implode. However, without knowing more about you - it's impossible to say for sure. If you have any concerns, give your doctor a call. Hope that helps! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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