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What is trazadone?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Generic Desyrel (trazodone)

Trazodone (desyrel) is an antidepressant approved by the fda in 1981, and which more recently was approved in an extended release formulation.
Like prozac, (fluoxetine) it blocks reuptake of serotonin -- but not as potently as Prozac (fluoxetine) does. It has more anti-anxiety and sedating qualities to it, leading many to prescribe low doses of it for sleep.

In brief: Generic Desyrel (trazodone)

Trazodone (desyrel) is an antidepressant approved by the fda in 1981, and which more recently was approved in an extended release formulation.
Like prozac, (fluoxetine) it blocks reuptake of serotonin -- but not as potently as Prozac (fluoxetine) does. It has more anti-anxiety and sedating qualities to it, leading many to prescribe low doses of it for sleep.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
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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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Dr. George Valdez
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Antidepressant

Its an old antidepressant but these days usually used as a sleeping pill.

In brief: Antidepressant

Its an old antidepressant but these days usually used as a sleeping pill.
Dr. George Valdez
Dr. George Valdez
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