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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

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Is it possible for trazodone 50 mg and Ambien (zolpidem) 10 mg to be taken together?

Is it possible for trazodone 50 mg and Ambien (zolpidem) 10 mg to be taken together?

Provider supervision: This combination could be reasonable if you are being closely managed by a health professional prescribing them to you. Treatment decisions are always benefits vs. risks. Ambien (zolpidem) is recommended to be started at 5 mg but can be increased to 10 mg if needed and you are aware of the added risks (see the FDA's warning). I am not sure what other medications you may be taking. Alcohol is not recommended. ...Read more

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Can I mix 5mg Ambien (zolpidem) and 50mg trazodone? My Dr added the Ambien (zolpidem) but didn't say how exactly to take the two together

Can I mix 5mg Ambien (zolpidem) and 50mg trazodone?      My Dr added the Ambien (zolpidem) but didn't say how exactly to take the two together

Mixing Ambien (zolpidem): with trazodone may increase your risk for injury through somnambulism (sleep walking) I suggest you get with the prescribing physician and discuss in detail the risk and benefits of using one, the other or both. ...Read more

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Will ambien (zolpidem) work for me again after 14 month hiatus? Would like to switch back and forth from ambien (zolpidem) and to trazodone to keep both men's working.

Restarting Ambien (zolpidem): If Ambien (zolpidem) helped you in the past, it should be effective now. However, switching on/off Trazodone is not recommended. If Trazodone is helping you sleep, best take consistently to maintain therapeutic blood level. Med changes should not be made without talking to prescribing doctor first. Avoid alcohol while on these meds. All the best. ...Read more

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Can I take my trazodone 300mg with my newly prescribed ambien (zolpidem) for my severe insomnia?

Insomnia, Depression: I understand your distress of insomnia. It is likely that your Insomnia is due to Stress and Trazodone. Using Ambien (zolpidem) with Trazodone may increase dizziness, difficulty concentrating, some impairment in thinking and judgment Stresses of relationship, s can cause Insomnia and Depression. See Psychiatrist for Therapy for depression, and follow up of Trazodone. Do Yoga, Breathing Relaxation, Meditation ...Read more

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I have had ambien, trazodone, and now lunesta (eszopiclone). I took 2 mg of luniest but it's not working; can I take 5 mg of ambien?

I have had ambien, trazodone, and now lunesta (eszopiclone).  I took 2 mg of luniest but it's not working; can I take 5 mg of ambien?

No: Stop it, please. Adding more sleeping agents without consulting your prescribing dr is always wrong. Rather go back to the office and ask what other measures and meds can be tried, give your dr a fair chance to fix it please. ...Read more

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Best med to switch to from ambien that helps with sleep onset problems? Lunesta (eszopiclone) nor trazodone work.

Best med to switch to from ambien that helps with sleep onset problems? Lunesta (eszopiclone) nor trazodone work.

Belsomra: This is a new medication that shows some promising results. It works directly in the "sleep center" and makes falling asleep easier. It is available by prescription only and you should talk to your doctor about it. ...Read more

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I take trazodone1x50mg at night and low-dose Ambien (zolpidem) taken as needed. Trazodone doesn't seem to get me to sleep; may i add half an ambien (zolpidem)?

See below: Questions about changing medications or doses of current meds are best addressed to the doc who proscribed them. A more natural option might be the addition of melatonin before bedtime. Discuss with doc. Also important to ascertain cause(s) of insomniastress, caffeine, nicotine, alcohol, eating too much too late, noisy environment, bright lights. Establish sleep regimen. ...Read more

Trazodone (Definition)

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