Information about Trazodone

Trazodone Uses

Trazodone is used in the treatment of depression.

How Trazodone works

Trazodone modulates the level of serotonin in the brain. Serotonin is a chemical messenger in the brain that helps in regulating the mood.

Common side effects of Trazodone

Sleepiness, Dizziness, Constipation, Blurred vision, Headache, Vomiting, Dryness in mouth, Nausea, Fatigue, Confusion, Edema (swelling), Hypotension (low blood pressure), Fainting, Drowsiness, Pain, Nasal congestion (stuffy nose), Weight gain, Weight loss
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Available Medicine for Trazodone

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Expert advice for Trazodone

  • It makes you feel sleepy. Take it in the evening or before you go to bed.
  • To lower the chance of feeling dizzy or passing out, rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down.
  • It may temporarily cause dry mouth and stomach upset. Drink plenty of water and eat more high-fibre foods such as fresh fruit and vegetables.
  • Do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how Trazodone affects you.
  • Inform your doctor if you develop any unusual changes in mood or behavior, new or worsening depression, or suicidal thoughts or behavior.
  • Inform your doctor if you get an erection that lasts longer than four hours while taking this medicine.
  • Do not stop taking the medication suddenly without talking to your doctor as it may increase the seizure frequency.

Frequently asked questions for Trazodone


Q. Is trazodone a mono amine oxidase inhibitor/ selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor/ opiate/ barbiturate/ anti cholinergic/ habit forming/ controlled substance?

Trazodone is not a mono amine oxidase inhibitor/ selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor/ opiate/ barbiturate/ anti cholinergic/ habit forming/ controlled substance

Q. Is trazodone taken for anxiety?

Trazodone is taken for anxiety and depression

Q. Is trazodone taken for sleep or pain?

Trazodone is not prescribed for sleep or pain relief

Q. Does trazodone have sulpha?

Trazodone does not have sulpha in it

Q. Does trazodone cause fluctuation in blood pressure/ diarrhea/ feeling high?

Trazodone may cause blood pressure fluctuations. It is not known to cause diarrhea/ feeling high

Q. Does trazodone cause anxiety or depression?

It is given for the treatment of anxiety and depression. Please consult your doctor for any observed side effects

Q. Can trazodone be taken with nyquil/ benadryl/ zoloft/ Cymbalta/ valium/ paxil/ flexeril/ melatonin/ xanax?

Trazodone cannot be taken with Nyquil/ Benadryl/ Zoloft/ Cymbalta/ valium/ paxil/ flexeril/ Xanax. Trazodone can be taken with melatonin. Please consult your doctor for any potential interaction.


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