Do not use trazodone if you have taken an MAO inhibitor in the past 14 days. Just started to take Zoloft and Trazodone together and although I get a little shaky and my vision is blurred, I feel more normal now than ever.
Trazodone may increase the blood pressure—lowering effects in patients who are taking antihypertensive medications. I have been taking trazodone for a few short months because I was have prolems with my stomache, but I also take Warfain blood thinnerand my INR levels have been steadily going up.
I was just put on Trazodone yesterday Nov 15th for sleep at night and omg i did not sleep all night long i am 48 i sure will not be taking anymore i will use something over the counter for sleep from now on.
You're walking a slippery slope taking this drug, especially if it is interacting with other SSRI's which have their own effects.
To learn more about sleep on Everyday Health, follow this link: As far as the side effects of taking it for many years, I am not aware of any and I cannot find any in the literature.
Extended release tablets should be swallowed whole and not crushed or chewed. According to medical references, seizures are a possible side effect associated with the use of trazodone although it is not a common side effect.
Caution should be used when administering DESYREL trazodone hydrochloride to patients with cardiac disease, and such patients should be closely monitored, since antidepressant drugs including DESYREL trazodone hydrochloride have been associated with the occurrence of cardiac arrhythmias.
Although there has been no systematic evaluation of the efficacy of DESYREL trazodone hydrochloride beyond six weeks, it is generally recommended that a course of antidepressant drug treatment should be continued for several months.
Symptoms include nightmares, flashbacks, sweating, rapid heart rate, detachment, amnesia, sleep problems, irritability, and exaggerated startle response. Do not give this medicine to anyone younger than 18 years old without the advice of a doctor. Other metabolic pathways that may be involved in metabolism of trazodone have not been well characterized.
The absence of a warning for a given drug or drug combination in no way should be construed to indicate that the drug or combination is safe, effective or appropriate for any given patient. Can trazodone cause shortness of breath or panic attacks?
The most common side effects with trazodone are: World Journal of Biological Psychiatry. Neither Everyday Health nor its licensor assume any responsibility for any aspect of healthcare administered with the aid of the information provided.
Although lower in anticholinergic side effects than tricyclic antidepressants, trazodone should be used cautiously and with close physician supervision in people, especially the elderly, who have benign prostatic hypertrophy, urinary retention, and glaucoma, especially angle-closure glaucoma the most severe form.
Therefore, caution should be used in prescribing trazodone to women who are breastfeeding. Ask your doctor how to safely stop using this medicine. Patients who take these drugs together should have their blood pressure monitored regularly so that their antihypertensive medications can be adjusted if their blood pressure becomes too low. Split and merge into it. I'm on Effexor, Xanax, Seroquel and was doing fine until I hit a really rough patch and was hospitalized.
Ask your doctor before taking a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug NSAID for pain, arthritis, fever, or swelling. You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Just know that when you take it you will become really sleepy in about 30 minutes.
Journal of Psychopharmacology Oxford, England.