- Citalopram Hydrobromide
- Fluoxetine Hcl
What is Trazodone used for?
Trazodone is an antidepressant medication used to treat depression. It works by restoring the balance of serotonin in the brain. This drug is also prescribed to treat insomnia, chronic pain, panic attacks, aggressive behavior, and anxiety disorders. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
What is the recommended dosage of Trazodone?
The dosage of Trazodone prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.
Trazodone can be taken after food.
What if you miss a dose of Trazodone?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Trazodone medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.
What if you overdose on Trazodone?
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Trazodone, seek medical attention immediately.
What other drugs could interact with Trazodone?
It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Trazodone.
Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Trazodone, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Trazodone can interact with antifungal medicines, seizure medicines, and HIV medicines.
Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.
What are the side effects of Trazodone?
Like other medicines, Trazodone can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Trazodone are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.
It is pertinent to note that side effects of Trazodone cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Trazodone develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Trazodone can cause side effects such as headache, dry mouth, drowsiness, insomnia, muscle pain, nausea, vomiting, constipation, diarrhea, and loss of appetite. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Trazodone.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Trazodone?
Is it possible for me to take Trazodone with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Trazodone?
What are the possible drug interactions of Trazodone?
How will Trazodone work in my body?
How should Trazodone be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Trazodone drug interactions and side effects?
The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Trazodone is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.