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What is desyrel (trazodone)?
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Dr. TRUC DAO
Psychiatry
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. TRUC DAO
Dr. TRUC DAO
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Trazodone
Is antidepressant with sedative & anticholinergic properties, hence enhances sleep but causes weight gain, dry mouth, constipation and blurred vision.

In brief: Trazodone
Is antidepressant with sedative & anticholinergic properties, hence enhances sleep but causes weight gain, dry mouth, constipation and blurred vision.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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