What causes drowsiness after taking Trazodone?
Drug levels are often helpful.
Sadly, I think you are going to be guilty.
Note that none of these are addictive, controlled, nor abused drugs. Furthermore, while on the high side, 300 mg trazodone is a commonly prescribed usual dose. While I cannot say in your particular case wtihhout being there, examining, you, etc, the sitaution described would be someone taking their prescribed drugs at their prescribed doses and not doing anything wrong. But still, driving under the influence includes regular medications used correctly. Certainly the person in jail would want to show that they had no drugs of abuse in their system and a urine or hair analysis is best for that. Blood levels of all medications may be useful BUT the level in the blood rapidly declines for most medications including the ones mentioned. FOr this reason, blood levels 24 hrs after the incident won't necessarily be helpful.
There is another issue in that people on dilantin are generally epileptic and driving in these people is dangerous and needs to be approved by a physiician.
that is a lot of drugs.
Trazodone, paxil, amitryptiline, and welbutin are all antidepressants.
Putting all of them together causes the chemical they all increase in the brain (serotonin) to increase to the point where it causes problems
This is called serotonin syndrome. It doesn't show up on drug tests. If there were other symptoms when you came around (diarrhea and flushed feeling being the most common) then it would imply serotonin syndrome.
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