Trazodone

What is Trazodone?

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

Questions and answers on "Trazodone"

Does Trazodone 50 mg's contain an MAOI? Is Trazodone an MAOI? I'd like to take zyrtec-D allergy/congestion med along with a daily dose of Trazodone

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Not recommended

Detailed Answer:
Dear Ms, Trazodone is not a MAOI. But Zyrtec is an antihistaminic that can cause the side effect of drowsiness . Trazodone also cause drowsiness . Taking them together can potentiate the central nervous system side effects leading to more severe...

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Can I take trazodone & Vicks NyQuil

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Brief Answer:
you'd better avoid the combination

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Vicks NyQuil (all formulations as there are many of them) contains dextromethorphane. This substance may interact with trazodone and cause the serotonin syndrome which is a potentially fatal complication. Thankfully it's not...

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Can I take trazodone together with nortriptyline

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
You'd better not!

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

trazodone and nortriptyline taken together may cause a very serious side effect called the serotonin syndrome, which could be (potentially) fatal. This side effect won't happen in 100% of cases but if it happens it could be very serious.
So...

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I recently started trazodone for sleep and now have a stuffy nose. Is that a side effect of this drug?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Follows.

Detailed Answer:
Dear Sir,

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Well looking into your problem I will liketo tell you that Stuffy nose is a known side effect of trazodone although not that common. The drug prescription mentions to seek medical advise if you get this...

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Replacement drug for Trazodone

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
A selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor can be used

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

other antidepressants can be used instead of trazodone if side effects or ineffectiveness make its use pointless. A selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) can be used. Escitalopram (Lexapro) is a...

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Can I take Advil, ttazadone, and Nyquilbtogether?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
probably not

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

trazodone and some of the ingredients of Nyquil should not be combined. Check if you Nyquil formulation contains doxylamine and dextromethorphan. Both of them (particularly dextromethorphan) may cause interactions with trazodone. If they're...

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Can I just stop or do I have to decrease Kalm gradually?

Have taken Kalms for 4 weeks after coming off 3 bad months on Trazodone, it cured my spontaneous tears which 18 months on Citalopram had not.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Consultation

Detailed Answer:
Hello, and thanks for your question.

Are you referring to Kalms, an herbal supplement, or Kalm, a brand name for the drug Alprazolam? This is an important distinction. The herbal supplement can be stopped immediately very safely, but the drug Alprazolam...

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I have just recently received from my doctor three medications that I would like some more information about them. 1. TRAZODONE 50 mgs; 2. Triazolam 0.25 mgs tablets and 3. Alprazolam 0.25 mgs.

I am 81 years old and wondering just why I have been prescribed these medications???

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doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Read below

Detailed Answer:
I read your question carefully and I understand your concern.

I must say I am a little puzzled by the use of those 3 drugs together. The first is an antidepressant while the other two are benzodiazepines. Trazodone is used in treatment of depression,...

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I have insomnia (I was told is because the medication I take that is Ziprasidone 40 mg, 1 capsule at bedtime). The Doctor gave me Trazodone to sleep, but the neurologist said that this medication produce some lost of memory in myself. I am taken Benadryl (2 tablets), but I can sleep just less than four hours a day. I need to sleep 6 to 7 hours a day because I live tired out. Please may you tell me what I can take?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Trazodone can be taken in low dose

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for using Healthcaremagic.

I read your query and understand your concerns.

I do not think trazodone causes memory loss to anybody at the sleeping dose. For the sleep you just need either 25 or 50 mg at bedtime and it...

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I am on st john's wort. a functional medicine dr just told me to take dopatone, key ingredient is mucuna pruriens, a dopamine precursor.
I am concerned about the things I'm reading online about seratonin and dopamine and st john's wort. Not sure if the two are safe together.

Also I take a very small dose of trazodone at night to sleep. Ok to add this to the mix (25 mgs)?

I know you're not supposed to take an SSRI with St john's wort. Dopatone Active is the full name of the supplement, which is a blend of things, made by Apex Energetics. The doctor(chiropractor who specializes in functional medicine, said this was a very high end supplement. He has a good reputation.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Hello. You shouldn't take both of them together

Detailed Answer:
Hello. Taken together the two supplements can cause serotonin syndrome--a serious condition. You need to discuss this with a medical doctor rather than a chiropractor. Please let me know if you need any more...

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Recent questions on  Trazodone

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Hi,i read that symptoms of a heart attack are shortness of breath, which i had but left, and left arm pain, i have a ache not pain in my left arm and it is only one area. i can move it and all. i have anxiety and i took trazodone and weight loos pills few hours before the trazodone. Is this symptoms of a heart attack or the medicines clashing? I am stopping the weght loss pills..

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I ve been experincing alot of arms and legs tingling and dizziness almost daily I m currently on Depakote, zoloft, Trazodone, and Visteral for my bipolar disorder and never felt these things before I started the meds, so I m thinking it s got something to do with the meds. I get vertigo alot, and actually had to call an ambulance one time and go to the hospital cuz I was so incredibly woozy I almost passed out and was vomiting alot! Felt horrible.

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It is the weekend and am concerned about blood pressure. Last 3 readings: 140/88, 133/106, 137/105. Also have pounding headache in back of skull and top of head like a throbbing migraine. Saw my primary in May. All blood tests and EKG normal. Was taking Lisinopril HCTZ 20/12.5. My concern was swollen ankles so Dr. switched me to Lisinopril tabs 20mg & Lasix 40mg. I have not felt well since the switch. I have been treated for HBP about 15 years, am 56 and do smoke. Last 2 days have taken Lisinopril twice a day and 1/2 Lasix. Dr. told me I could do that as long as I monitor myself. Have not had numbers in 100s for a long time. Other medications are Aciphex 20mg, trazodone 100mg, sertraline 150mg and the lisinopril 20mg & lasix. I just do not feel well and need some advice. I will call my dr. on Monday to discuss. Thank you.

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what are the side effects for takinf trazodone 100 mg.tablet .... it still does not help me sleep i am unable to sleep. my doctor is not helping me inthis matter he says i am fat does this cause me to gain weight 160 pounds 5 ft. tall female 60 years old.?

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The past couple of mornings I have woken up and felt extremely weak and tired until 1-2 pm. Also almost uncontrollable flatulance, and nausea. Also extremely difficult waking up. These things lift and then I end of with significant irritability. I...

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The past couple of mornings I have woken up and felt extremely weak and tired until 1-2 pm. Also almost uncontrollable flatulance, and nausea. Also extremely difficult waking up. These things lift and then I end of with significant irritability. I...

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Can I take trazodone & Vicks NyQuil

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