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Know More About Trazodone

Uses of Trazodone 

In treating major depressive disorder, Trazodone is the recommended medicine for you. This medicine functions by increasing the level of serotonin that the body needs. Serotonin is highly capable of elevating the mood of a person, his/her sleeping patterns, social behaviour, sexual interest, and appetite. The same medicine is also used in treating insomnia and anxiety.

Trazodone is available under the brand names Desyrel and Trittico.

Trazodone Precautions and Warnings

Before receiving your Trazodone prescription, you need to tell your doctor of your medical history. This medicine can possibly affect your medical status and can activate other health complications. If you are pregnant and breastfeeding, speak with your healthcare professional first before a Trazodone consumption as it can harm your unborn infant. Furthermore, any known hypersensitivity to a medicine, similar to Trazodone can be fatal. If you are allergic to this drug, avoid using it.

Trazodone Dosage

The usual dosage recommended for this medicine is 100 mg of Trazodone to be ingested orally once per day. The tablet must be swallowed whole, which means that it shouldn’t be chewed on and broke into pieces. The best time to consume Trazodone is after taking a meal. It is to avoid having episodes of upset stomach during your treatment. Furthermore, just like other medication, it is essential that you always follow the instructions given by your healthcare professional to ensure a successful treatment.

Trazodone Side Effects   

Know the different unwanted reactions in taking Trazodone categorized as mild and severe. These includes: 

Common Side Effects of Trazodone 

  • Dizziness
  • Blurry vision
  • Sleepiness
  • Constipation
  • Dryness of the mouth

Severe Side Effects of Trazodone

  • Bleeding or bruising
  • Low blood pressure
  • Mania
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Confusion
  • Longer erection
  • Serotonin syndrome
  • Confusion
  • Irritability
  • Headache
  • Insomnia


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