Generic Name - Desyrel
Category - Trazodone
Trazodone is a prescription medication for depression. It works by restoring the
chemical imbalances of serotonin in the brain. It is also used in the treatment of chronic pain and general anxiety disorder.
- Take Trazodone exactly as prescribed by the doctor
- Do not take in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended
- Do not crush or chew an extended-release tablet. Swallow it whole.
- Common side-effects include dizziness, dry mouth, headache, nervousness and nausea
allergic reaction might include developing hives, difficulty in breathing, swelling of face, lips, tongue or throat, mood and behavioral changes, anxiety, panic
attacks, trouble sleeping, hyperactive (mentally or physically) and severe depressions
Trazodone Contraindications & Drug interactions
Trazodon interacts with Aspirin, ibuprofen (advil, motrin), naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn), diclofenac (Voltaren), indomethacin, piroxicam (Feldene), nabumetone
(Relafen) and etodolac (Lodine). Taking any of these drugs with Trazodone may cause internal bleeding.
Trazodone Safety & Precautions
- Prescribed for adults and to be taken as per Physician’s advise only
- Children and adolescents experience an increase in suicidal thoughts
when taking antidepressants
- Pregnant women should only take Trazodone when absolutely necessary