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Can trazadone and a sleep aid taken together?

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can I take both trazadone and a sleep aid together?
Posted Mon, 23 Sep 2013 in General Health
Answered by Dr. Pankaj Malhan 1 hour later
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Can you please let me know what exactly you mean by sleep aid, as there are certain drugs and certain equipments for sleep help they all come under sleep aid category.

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Follow-up: Can trazadone and a sleep aid taken together? 1 minute later
like zzzquil
Answered by Dr. Pankaj Malhan 7 minutes later
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Not Advisable

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The active ingredient in zzzquil is diphenhydramine, a antihistaminic which has a sedation potential .

Trazodone is an antidepressant of the serotonin antagonist and reuptake inhibitor (SARI) class. It is a phenylpiperazine compound. Trazodone also has anti-anxiety (anxiolytic) and sleep-inducing (hypnotic) effects.

As both the agents have sleep inducing properties, I will advise you to stick to your prescription medicine of Trazodone , Combining two drugs with the same effect can lead to unpredictable response and undesirable side effects.


Please let me know if you need more information.
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Follow-up: Can trazadone and a sleep aid taken together? 4 minutes later
so which is better for sleep? zzzquil or trazodone? and can i take it with requip and olanzapine?
Answered by Dr. Pankaj Malhan 2 hours later
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Depend on the cause

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Trazodone is mainly used for depression, sleepiness is just its side effect, you can not take trazodone only for the sleep .

zzzquil is a very mild agent can be used without much side effect.

If you have been prescribed trazodone for depression you can use it otherwise try zzzquil.
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