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Trazodone (generic Desyrel)

  • What is Trazodone?
    Trazodone (generic Desyrel) is an antidepressant used to treat major depressive disorder and insomnia.

    Looking for a safe, effective medication to manage your symptoms of depression or insomnia? Talk to your doctor about whether trazodone may be right for you.

  • What are common side effects of trazodone?
    While adverse reactions to trazodone are uncommon, some patients who take the drug may experience mild side effects, including nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, dizziness, tiredness, blurred vision, changes in weight, headache, muscle aches, dry mouth, congestion, constipation, and change in libido.

    Rare, more serious adverse events have also been known to occur. If you are concerned that trazodone may be causing you to experience any number of adverse side effects, please contact your doctor or clinician.

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Frequently asked questions about trazodone

Trazodone is an antidepressant drug most commonly prescribed to adults struggling with major depressive disorder.

Depression is a common mental health condition caused by physiological, biological, and social factors that is characterized by a persistently depressed attitude and a loss of interest in daily activities and hobbies. The National Institute of Mental Health estimates that some 7% of the U.S. population experiences a depressive episode each year.

Luckily, antidepressant medications like trazodone have proven effective in managing and treating symptoms of depression and other mental health conditions.

If you or a loved one are experiencing suicidal thoughts or behaviors, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255 or dial 911.

Trazodone is most often used to treat depression. It may also be prescribed to treat insomnia, anxiety, panic attacks, schizophrenia, and uncontrollable body movements that occur as side effects from other medications.

Trazodone is a serotonin modulator, which means that it increases the amount of serotonin in the brain. Serotonin is a natural brain chemical that controls mood. People who lack serotonin may experience depression, anxiety, and other mental health disorders. If you are struggling with one of these disorders, your doctor may prescribe trazodone to help bring your serotonin levels back up to a regular level.

Trazodone is not strictly a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) as many other common antidepressants are (e.g. Fluoxetine, Sertraline). Trazodone is both an SSRI and a 5HT2 receptor antagonist. This means it increases serotonin levels in the brain differently than traditional SSRIs do. Trazodone might be prescribed to you after trying other types of more commonly prescribed antidepressants.

While adverse reactions to trazodone are uncommon, some patients who take the drug may experience mild side effects, including:

  • Headache
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Bad taste in the mouth
  • Changes in appetite or weight
  • Lack of concentration
  • Weakness
  • Fatigue
  • Nervousness
  • Poor short-term memory
  • Dizziness, lightheadedness, or feeling unsteady while walking
  • Nightmares
  • Confusion
  • Dry mouth
  • Rash
  • Sweating
  • Muscle pain
  • Uncontrollable shaking of a body part
  • Changes in sexual desire or ability
  • Decreased coordination
  • Tired, red, or itchy eyes
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Numbness, burning, or tingling in the arms, legs, hands, or feet

Rare, more serious adverse events have also been known to occur. If you experience any of the following more serious side effects, contact your doctor immediately:

  • Suicidal thoughts (more common, and particularly dangerous, in people younger than 24)
  • Unusual bruising or bleeding
  • Fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat
  • Shortness of breath
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Chest pain
  • Fainting
  • Seizures
  • Painful, long-lasting erections
  • Notify your doctor if your side effects become unmanageable. There may be additional side effects of taking Trazodone. You should speak to your doctor about the risks of taking Trazodone before beginning a prescription. For more information, please visit the National Institutes of Health’s DailyMed webpage.
You may start to feel better about 2 weeks after starting trazodone, but it often takes up to 6 weeks to experience the full effect of the medication.

To treat depression in adults, the typical starting dose of Trazodone is 150 mg per day. This dosage is split into two separate pills, one of which is taken in the morning, one at night. Your doctor may increase this dosage gradually.

To treat insomnia in adults, the typical dose of Trazodone is 50 to 100 mg, taken orally once per day

Trazodone is currently only available via prescription. This means the use of this drug must be authorized by a licensed health care provider.

Providers on Sesame can write a prescription – or refill an existing one – during a virtual or in-person visit. Depending on the medication, you can arrange for same-day pickup at a pharmacy near you. Book an online consultation with a real, licensed provider on Sesame today to determine whether or not trazodone is right for you.

Note that all prescriptions are at the discretion of your health care provider. Providers on Sesame cannot prescribe controlled substances.

Yes! Talk to a provider on Sesame and get your online doctor prescription or refill ordered right away for fast and convenient pickup from a pharmacy of your choice.

Note that all prescriptions are at the discretion of your clinician.

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