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Posted on Tue, 19 Feb 2019
Question: why does trazodone keep me awake when they say it's a sleeping pill
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Answered by Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
The dose of the drug can be increased

Detailed Answer:
Hello thanks for using ask a doctor service

What is the dose of Trazodone you are taking?

Could you provide me details in follow up. If you are not getting enough sleep then one option is to increase the dose of the drug. This will help in resulting in good sleep.

Thanks


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Follow up: Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi (22 hours later)
doesn't matter if I take 25. mg or 100 when I take it like rembounfd insomnia, I'm sedated but not sleeping take it 1/2 before bed, sometims a hr. same thing
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Answered by Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Ambien or Klonopin or any other benzodiazepine can be added.

Detailed Answer:
Hello again, thanks for asking again

If you are not getting refreshing sleep with Trazodone then other drugs like Klonopin or Ambien can be added. These drugs are hypnotic drugs and will help in improving the sleep. You can talk with your doctor for this.

Thanks.

Please let me know if you need more help or have uncleared doubts.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
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Follow up: Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi (2 hours later)
can i mix trazozodone with over the counter sominex, for some reason traz. keeps me sedated instead of sleep
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Answered by Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi (2 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Yes you can.

Detailed Answer:
Hello again

Yes if used cautiously and not in high doses you can use Sominex with Trazodone. This will not cause serious side effects.

Thanks


Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
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Follow up: Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi (7 days later)
doctor wht won't trazodone put one to sleep, I have taken 25. mg 50mg 100mg 150 mg
you never sleep makes you wide awake. is it good to mnmis 2mg or zanax wit it ot a over the counter drug like sominex
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Follow up: Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi (55 minutes later)
can I take a zanax with trazodone
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Answered by Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Yes, Zanax can be used.

Detailed Answer:
Hello again...

Trazodone is not a hypnotic drug as such. Its effects on sleep are utilised in insomnia. Sometimes in some individuals the drug doesn’t work at all.

You can use Zanax with this. No need to get worried about interactions. We can expect sleep onset with Zanax and maintenance with Trazodone.


Thanks

Still, if any further queries, please please let me know.




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Brief Answer: The dose of the drug can be increased Detailed Answer: Hello thanks for using ask a doctor service What is the dose of Trazodone you are taking? Could you provide me details in follow up. If you are not getting enough sleep then one option is to increase the dose of the drug. This will help in resulting in good sleep. Thanks