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Trazodone is an active ingredient of Trazodone and is found in the group of antidepressants. It is prescribed when a patient suffers from the symptoms of depression. Depression may occur when certain chemicals in the brain become unbalanced. Mostly it is serotonin.
A patient may be recommended to get brand or generic Trazodone not only for the treating of depression, but also for getting relief of chronic pain or anxiety disorders: tension, sleeplessness etc.
There may be some other uses of Trazodone.
Trazodone: what is available on the market?
You can use Trazodone in various strengths, starting from 25 mg and ending by 100 mg.
•Children aged 12-18 are usually prescribed to use Trazodone 25mg as an initial dose,
•Geriatrics patients for treating depression are often taking an initial dose of Trazodone 50mg several times a day.
•Maximum maintenance daily dose for depression in adults is 375 mg during the day, but usually it is taken as Trazodone 100mg 3 times a day.
Trazodone: contraindications, precautions
You should not use Trazodone if you have an allergy to Trazodone or if you are on the treatment with MAO inhibitors like Parnate, Nardil, Marplan, Eldepryl, Azilect, Furoxone, Emsam or have been taken any of these meds during the last 2 weeks.
Before you use Trazodone you should consult your doctor if you have any of the following conditions:
•a history of drug abuse
•Long QT syndrome
Trazodone in pregnant and breastfeeding
A pregnant woman may use Trazodone only if her doctor recommends so. The drug may harm a newborn through the breast milk, so breastfeeding woman should not use this medication. Trazodone should not be given to patients younger than 18 y.o. if not recommended by a medical specialist.
Take the med as indicated on the leaflet or as your doctor told you to. Never exceed your dose.
Take Trazodone after meals. Some brands of Trazodone are taken on empty stomach just before going to bed.
The drug should be taken as long as directed. Symptoms may improve in some patients not earlier than in 2 weeks. If your symptoms do not improve, consult your healthcare professional.
Trazodone: side effects
No matter whether you use Trazodone in generic version or costly branded medicine, you still can have side effects if your body won’t adjust to a new medication. You should stop the treatment if you have any severe side effects that may include:
•Severe sleep problems, extreme swings of your mood;
•Hallucinations, restlessness, fainting, dizziness, agitation;
•Pounding heartbeat, fast heart rate, uneven heartbeats,
•Vomiting, easy bruising, rigid muscles, diarrhea, nausea, overactive reflexes, bleeding;
•Loss of coordination, high fever, tremors, confusion, trouble concentrating, feeling unsteady, memory problems;
•Breathing that is near to stop, feeling as if you might pass out, seizure, headache, heavy feeling, sweating, weakness, general ill feeling, loss of appetite.
You may use Trazodone further and utilize the drug in case you had some less serious side effects in the beginning of treatment: blurred vision; mild headache; drowsiness; constipation.
Trazodone: drug interactions
Before using Trazodone you should know the following:
The medication may interact with other meds for fever, pain, swelling or arthritis (piroxicam, ibuprofen, nabumetone, aspirin, indomethacin, naproxen, etodolac, diclofenac, etc) causing a patient to bleed/ bruise easily.
Taking medicaments that can make a patient sleepy (sleeping pills, allergy meds, narcotic pain medicaments, sedatives, meds for seizures, muscle relaxers, cold meds) with Trazodone may make you even more sleepy.
Before you use Trazodone, consult your healthcare specialist if you are taking any of the following medicines:
•HIV/AIDS drugs: Lexiva, Crixivan, Norvir;
•Blood pressure/heart medicaments: Nifedical, Cartia, Verelan, Covera, Calan, Procardia, Cardizem, Isoptin;
•Lanoxicaps or Lanoxin;
•Meds for psychiatric disorders;
•Antifungal drugs: Ketozole, Vfend, Nizoral, Sporanox, Extina, Xolegal;
•Heart rhythm medicaments: Norpace, Cordarone, Pronestyl, Quin-G, Pacerone;
•Anti-malaria medicines: Lariam or Arelan;
•Antibiotics: NebuPent, EryPed, Biaxin, Ery-Tab, Levaquin, E.E.S., Pentam, Erythrocin;
•Seizure drugs: Dilantin, Tegretol, Carbatrol;
•Narcotic medications: Methadose or Dolophine;
•Meds for nausea or vomiting prevention: Anzemet or Zofran.
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