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.

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Desyrel (trazodone) side effects?

Trazodone/Desyrel. Trazodone is an antidepressant often use to help with sleep. It can cause sleepiness, a hung-over feeling the next day, blurred vision, dry mouth, increased appetite, incontinence among other things. Read more...

What is the definition or description of: Desyrel (trazodone) overdose?

Desyrel. Per https://www.drugs.com/trazodone.html: "An overdose of trazodone can be fatal when it is taken with alcohol, barbiturates such as phenobarbital, or sedatives such as diazepam (Valium). Overdose symptoms may include extreme drowsiness, vomiting, penis erection that is painful or prolonged, fast or pounding heartbeat, seizure (black-out or convulsions), or breathing that slows or stops." Read more...

Can pregnant women take Desyrel (trazodone)?

Possibly. There are few medications which have been extensively studied in pregnant women. Any medication use during pregnancy should be discussed with your doctor. There are situations when the benefits of taking a medication may outweigh any potential risks of either side effects or the risk of no treatment. Read more...

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...