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Why take trazodone?

Trazodone is used to treat major depressive disorder. It may help to improve your mood, appetite, and energy level as well as decrease anxiety and insomnia related to depression. Trazodone works by helping to restore the balance of a certain natural chemical (serotonin) in the brain.

What are the benefits of taking trazodone? Trazodone is used to treat major depressive disorder. It may help to improve your mood, appetite, and energy level as well as decrease anxiety and insomnia related to depression. Trazodone works by helping to restore the balance of a certain natural chemical (serotonin) in the brain.

How bad is trazodone? Trazodone (trazadone) side effects may include diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, tiredness dizziness, blurred vision, headache, muscle aches and pains, dry mouth, bad taste in the mouth, stuffy nose, constipation, or change in sexual interest/ability may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, contact your doctor immediately.

What are the risks of taking trazodone? The most frequently reported trazodone side effects include gastrointestinal disturbances, dizziness, or headaches. More serious side effects may include personality changes, shortness of breath, or swelling of the feet or hands.

What is the maximum dose of trazodone that’s used? The minimum effective dose of Trazodone is 150 mg in divided doses for adults. The maximum dose for outpatients is 400 mg per day, though severely depressed patients or those who are inpatients may receive up to 600 mg per day in divided doses.

Precautions

Precautions

  • Before use, important to read the Medication Guide
  • Immediately report to MD any thoughts of suicide.
  • May make you drowsy or dizzy. Drive with caution
  • Before use, important to read the Medication Guide
  • Immediately report to MD any thoughts of suicide.
  • May make you drowsy or dizzy. Drive with caution
  • Reduce or avoid drinking alcohol
  • Avoid alcohol/other drugs that make you sleepy
  • Tell doctor your complete medical history
  • Call Dr. if prolonged or painful erection occur
  • Review all drugs you are taking with your doctor

What are side effects of Trazodone?Any warnings while using Trazodone?Does Trazodone interact with any drugs?Is Trazodone contraindicated for any condition?How to use Trazodone?What if you missed a dose of Trazodone?

For informational purposes only. Consult a medical professional for advice.

Reviewed by a panel of doctors. Source: First Databank

Was this helpful?What are the benefits of taking trazodone? Trazodone is used to treat major depressive disorder. It may help to improve your mood, appetite, and energy level as well as decrease anxiety and insomnia related to depression. Trazodone works by helping to restore the balance of a certain natural chemical (serotonin) in the brain.

What are the effects of long-term use of trazodone?

An article in the Journal of Sleep Research states that prolonged use of trazodone can also cause the following:

  • Short-term memory dysfunctions.
  • Verbal learning issues.
  • Equilibrium disruption.
  • Next-day memory performance problems.
  • Difficulties with arm muscle endurance.

Why does trazodone cause weight gain? Weight gain may occur in patients taking trazodone. Trazodone is believed to work by blocking serotonin receptors and balancing serotonin levels within the brain. The precise mechanism by which drugs cause weight loss or weight gain is often not known.

How bad is trazodone? Trazodone (trazadone) side effects may include diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, tiredness dizziness, blurred vision, headache, muscle aches and pains, dry mouth, bad taste in the mouth, stuffy nose, constipation, or change in sexual interest/ability may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, contact your doctor immediately.