trazodone

Pronunciation: TRAZ oh done

Brand: Desyrel

TraZODone Hydrochloride

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300 mg, oval, white, imprinted with barr 733, 100 100 100

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TraZODone Hydrochloride

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50 mg, round, white, imprinted with V, 61 60

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TraZODone Hydrochloride

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100 mg, round, white, imprinted with 61 61, V

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TraZODone Hydrochloride

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150 mg, oval, white, imprinted with 13 32, 50 50 50

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TraZODone Hydrochloride

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50 mg, round, white, imprinted with PLIVA 433

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TraZODone Hydrochloride

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100 mg, round, white, imprinted with PLIVA 434

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TraZODone Hydrochloride

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50 mg, round, white, imprinted with PLIVA 433

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TraZODone Hydrochloride

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100 mg, round, white, imprinted with PLIVA 434

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TraZODone Hydrochloride

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150 mg, trapezoid, white, imprinted with PLIVA 441, 50 50 50

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TraZODone Hydrochloride

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50 mg, round, white, imprinted with MP 118

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TraZODone Hydrochloride

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100 mg, round, white, imprinted with MP 114

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TraZODone Hydrochloride

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150 mg, round, white, imprinted with 25 25 50 50, MP 168

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TraZODone Hydrochloride

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50 mg, round, white, imprinted with APO T50

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TraZODone Hydrochloride

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100 mg, round, white, imprinted with APO, T100

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TraZODone Hydrochloride

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150 mg, oval, white, imprinted with APO T150, 50 50 50

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TraZODone Hydrochloride

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50 mg, round, white, imprinted with APO T50

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TraZODone Hydrochloride

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100 mg, round, white, imprinted with APO T100

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TraZODone Hydrochloride

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150 mg, oval, white, imprinted with APO T150, 50 50 50

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TraZODone Hydrochloride

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300 mg, oval, white, imprinted with APO T300, 100 100 100

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Desyrel Dividose

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150 mg, rectangular, peach, imprinted with MJ 778, 50 50 50

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TraZODone Hydrochloride

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100 mg, round, white, imprinted with 8 06

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TraZODone Hydrochloride

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100 mg, round, white, imprinted with barr, 555 490

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TraZODone Hydrochloride

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100 mg, round, white, imprinted with SL 434

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TraZODone Hydrochloride

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100 mg, round, white, imprinted with 93 638

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TraZODone Hydrochloride

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100 mg, round, white, imprinted with 5599, DAN DAN

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TraZODone Hydrochloride

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150 mg, oval, white, imprinted with 8 07

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TraZODone Hydrochloride

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150 mg, oval, white, imprinted with barr 732, 50 50 50

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TraZODone Hydrochloride

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150 mg, round, white, imprinted with 2525 5050, MP168

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TraZODone Hydrochloride

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300 mg, oval, white, imprinted with 8 08

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TraZODone Hydrochloride

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50 mg, round, white, imprinted with 8 05

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TraZODone Hydrochloride

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50 mg, round, white, imprinted with barr, 555 489

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TraZODone Hydrochloride

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50 mg, round, white, imprinted with MP 118

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TraZODone Hydrochloride

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50 mg, round, white, imprinted with 93 637

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TraZODone Hydrochloride

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50 mg, round, white, imprinted with 5600, DAN DAN

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What is the most important information I should know about trazodone?

Do not use this medicine if you have used an MAO inhibitor in the past 14 days, such as isocarboxazid, linezolid, methylene blue injection, phenelzine, rasagiline, selegiline, or tranylcypromine.

Some young people have thoughts about suicide when first taking an antidepressant. Stay alert to changes in your mood or symptoms. Report any new or worsening symptoms to your doctor.

Trazodone is not approved for use by anyone younger than 18 years old.

What is trazodone?

Trazodone is used to treat major depressive disorder.

Trazodone may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking trazodone?

You should not use trazodone if you are allergic to it.

Do not use trazodone if you have used an MAO inhibitor in the past 14 days. A dangerous drug interaction could occur. MAO inhibitors include isocarboxazid, linezolid, methylene blue injection, phenelzine, rasagiline, selegiline, tranylcypromine, and others.

After you stop taking trazodone, you must wait at least 14 days before you start taking an MAOI.

Tell your doctor if you have ever had:

  • liver or kidney disease;
  • heart disease, or a recent heart attack;
  • a bleeding or blood clotting disorder;
  • seizures or epilepsy;
  • narrow-angle glaucoma;
  • long QT syndrome;
  • drug abuse or suicidal thoughts; or
  • bipolar disorder (manic depression).

Some young people have thoughts about suicide when first taking an antidepressant. Your doctor should check your progress at regular visits. Your family or other caregivers should also be alert to changes in your mood or symptoms.

Be sure your doctor knows if you also take stimulant medicine, opioid medicine, herbal products, or medicine for depression, mental illness, Parkinson's disease, migraine headaches, serious infections, or prevention of nausea and vomiting. These medicines may interact with trazodone and cause a serious condition called serotonin syndrome.

Taking an SSRI antidepressant during pregnancy may cause serious lung problems or other complications in the baby. However, you may have a relapse of depression if you stop taking your antidepressant. Tell your doctor right away if you become pregnant. Do not start or stop taking this medicine without your doctor's advice.

If you are pregnant, your name may be listed on a pregnancy registry to track the effects of trazodone on the baby.

It may not be safe to breast-feed while using this medicine. Ask your doctor about any risk.

Trazodone is not approved for use by anyone younger than 18 years old.

How should I take trazodone?

Follow all directions on your prescription label and read all medication guides or instruction sheets. Your doctor may occasionally change your dose. Use the medicine exactly as directed.

Take trazodone after a meal or a snack.

It may take up to 2 weeks before your symptoms improve. Keep using the medication as directed and tell your doctor if your symptoms do not improve.

You should not stop using trazodone suddenly. Follow your doctor's instructions about tapering your dose.

Store at room temperature away from moisture, heat, and light.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Take the medicine as soon as you can, but skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next dose. Do not take two doses at one time.

What happens if I overdose?

Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222. An overdose of trazodone can be fatal when it is taken with alcohol, barbiturates such as phenobarbital, or sedatives such as diazepam (Valium).

Overdose symptoms may include extreme drowsiness, vomiting, penis erection that is painful or prolonged, fast or pounding heartbeat, seizure (black-out or convulsions), or breathing that slows or stops.

What should I avoid while taking trazodone?

Do not drink alcohol. Dangerous side effects or death could occur.

Avoid driving or hazardous activity until you know how this medicine will affect you. Your reactions could be impaired.

Avoid getting up too fast from a sitting or lying position, or you may feel dizzy.

Ask your doctor before taking a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) such as aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), naproxen (Aleve), celecoxib (Celebrex), diclofenac, indomethacin, meloxicam, and others. Using an NSAID with trazodone may cause you to bruise or bleed easily.

What are the possible side effects of trazodone?

Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop taking trazodone and call your doctor at once if you have a penis erection that is painful or lasts 6 hours or longer. This is a medical emergency and could lead to a serious condition that must be corrected with surgery.

Report any new or worsening symptoms to your doctor, such as: mood or behavior changes, anxiety, panic attacks, trouble sleeping, or if you feel impulsive, irritable, agitated, hostile, aggressive, restless, hyperactive (mentally or physically), more depressed, or have thoughts about suicide or hurting yourself.

Call your doctor at once if you have:

  • fast or pounding heartbeats, fluttering in your chest, shortness of breath, and sudden dizziness (like you might pass out);
  • unusual thoughts or behavior;
  • blurred vision, tunnel vision, eye pain or swelling, or seeing halos around lights;
  • chest pain or pressure, tight feeling in your neck or jaw, sweating, pain spreading to your arm or shoulder;
  • low levels of sodium in the body --headache, confusion, slurred speech, severe weakness, vomiting, loss of coordination, feeling unsteady; or
  • severe nervous system reaction --very stiff (rigid) muscles, high fever, sweating, confusion, fast or uneven heartbeats, tremors, feeling like you might pass out.

Seek medical attention right away if you have symptoms of serotonin syndrome, such as: agitation, hallucinations, fever, sweating, shivering, fast heart rate, muscle stiffness, twitching, loss of coordination, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea.

Common side effects may include:

  • drowsiness, dizziness, tiredness;
  • swelling;
  • weight gain or loss;
  • vision changes;
  • diarrhea, constipation; or
  • dry mouth, altered sense of taste.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What other drugs will affect trazodone?

Using trazodone with other drugs that make you drowsy can worsen this effect. Ask your doctor before using opioid medication, a sleeping pill, a muscle relaxer, or medicine for anxiety or seizures.

Tell your doctor about all your current medicines. Many drugs can affect trazodone, especially:

  • phenytoin;
  • St. John's wort;
  • tramadol;
  • a diuretic or "water pill";
  • medicine to treat anxiety, mood disorders, or mental illness such as schizophrenia;
  • a blood thinner --warfarin, Coumadin, Jantoven; or
  • migraine headache medicine --sumatriptan, Imitrex, Maxalt, Treximet, and others.

This list is not complete and many other drugs may affect trazodone. This includes prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Not all possible drug interactions are listed here.

Where can I get more information?

Your pharmacist can provide more information about trazodone.

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

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