June 4, 2023

This medication is used to treat depression. It may help to improve your mood, appetite, and energy level as well as decrease anxiety and insomnia related to depression. Trazodone works by helping to restore the balance of a certain natural chemical (serotonin) in the brain.

Uses this medication is used to treat depression it may help to improve your mood appetite and energy level as well as decrease anxiety and insomnia related to depression trazodone works by helping to restore the balance of a certain natural chemical serotonin in the brain how to use traceodone hcl read the medication guide provided by your pharmacist before you

Start using trazodone and each time you get a refill if you have any questions consult your doctor or pharmacist take this medication by mouth usually once or twice daily after a meal or snack or is directed by your doctor if drowsiness is a problem and you are taking one dose daily take it at bedtime if you are taking two doses each day it may help to take one

Of the doses at bedtime follow your doctor’s directions carefully dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment to reduce your risk of side effects your doctor may start you at a low dose and gradually increase your dose take this medication exactly as prescribed do not increase your dose or take this medication more often than prescribed

Your condition will not improve any faster and the risk of serious side effects may be increased keep taking this medication as prescribed even if you feel well to help you remember take it at the same times each day do not stop taking this medication without consulting your doctor anxiety agitation and trouble sleeping can occur if the drug is suddenly stopped

It may take two to four weeks before you notice the full effects of this medication tell your doctor if your condition lasts or gets worse side effects see also the warning section nausea vomiting diarrhea drowsiness dizziness tiredness blurred vision changes in weight headache muscle ache pain dry mouth bad taste in the mouth stuffy nose constipation or change

In sexual interest ability may occur if any of these effects last or get worse tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly to relieve dry mouth suck on sugarless hard candy or ice chips chew sugarless gum drink water or use a saliva substitute to reduce the risk of dizziness and lightheadedness get up slowly when rising from a sitting or lying position remember that

This medication has been prescribed because your doctor has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects many people using this medication do not have serious side effects tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects including shaking tremors nightmares ringing in the ears problems urinating blood and urine signs of

Infection such as such as sore throat that doesn’t go away fever shortness of breath stomach abdominal pain get medical help right away if you have any very serious side effects including chest slash jaw slash left arm pain fainting fast irregular heartbeat seizures eye pain slash swelling slash redness widen pupils vision changes such as seeing rainbows around

Lights at night this medication may increase serotonin and rarely cause a very serious condition called serotonin syndrome toxicity the risk increases if you are also taking other drugs that increase serotonin so tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the drugs you take see drug interactions section get medical help right away if you develop some of the following

Symptoms fast heartbeat hallucinations loss of coordination severe dizziness severe nausea slash vomiting slash diarrhea twitching muscles unexplained fever unusual agitation restlessness for males in the very unlikely event you have a painful or prolonged direction priapism lasting four or more hours stop using this drug and seek immediate medical attention or

Permanent problems could occur a very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare however seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction including rash itching swelling especially of the face slash tongue slash throat severe dizziness trouble breathing this is not a complete list of possible side effects if you notice

Other effects not listed above contact your doctor or pharmacist precautions before taking trazidone tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it or to nephesia done or if you have any other allergies this product may contain an inactive ingredients which can cause allergic reactions or other problems talk to your pharmacist for more details before

Using this medication tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history especially of personal or family history of bipolar disorder personal or family history of suicide attempts heart disease such as irregular heartbeat heart attack liver disease kidney disease blood pressure problems personal or family history of glaucoma angle closure type this drug may

Make you dizzy or drowsy or blur your vision alcohol or marijuana cannabis can make you more dizzy or drowsy do not drive use machinery or do anything that needs alertness or clear vision until you can do it safely limit alcoholic beverages talk to your doctor if you are using marijuana cannabis traceodone may cause a condition that affects the heart rhythm cutie

Prolongation qt prolongation can rarely cause serious rarely fatal fast irregular heartbeat and other symptoms such as severe dizziness fainting that need medical attention right away the risk of qt prolongation may be increased if you have certain medical conditions or are taking other drugs that may cause qt prolongation before using traceodone tell your doctor

Or pharmacist of all the drugs you take and if you have any of the following conditions certain heart problems heart failure slow heartbeat qt prolongation in the ekg family history of certain heart problems qt prolongation in the ekg sudden cardiac death low levels of potassium or magnesium in the blood may also increase your risk of qt prolongation this risk

May increase if you use certain drugs such as diuretics water pills or if you have conditions such as severe sweating diarrhea or vomiting talk to your doctor about using traceodone safely before having surgery tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use including prescription drugs non-prescription drugs and herbal products older adults may be

More sensitive to the side effects of this drug especially drowsiness dizziness and qt prolongation see above during pregnancy this medication should be used only when clearly needed discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor since untreated mental mood problems such as depression can be a serious condition do not stop taking this medication unless directed

By your doctor if you are planning pregnancy become pregnant or think you may be pregnant immediately discuss with your doctor the benefits and risks of using this medication during pregnancy this medication passes into breast milk consult your doctor before breastfeeding interactions drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk

For serious side effects this document does not contain all possible drug interactions keep a list of all the products you use including prescription non-prescription drugs and herbal products and share it with your doctor and pharmacist do not start stop or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor’s approval a product that may interact with this

Drug is digoxin taking male inhibitors with this medication may cause a serious possibly fatal drug interaction avoid taking mao inhibitors isocarboxazid linezolid metaxalone methylene blue moclobide phenolsene procarbazine razageline saphenamide seligioline transypromine during treatment with this medication most male inhibitors should also not be taken for two

Weeks before and after treatment with this medication ask your doctor when to start or stop taking this medication other medications can affect the removal of trachodone from your body which may affect how trazodone works examples include azole antifungals such as a trochonazole ketoconazole hiv protease inhibitors such as retanovir indinovir macrolide antibiotics

Such as erythromycin rifamycins such as rifampin drugs used to treat seizures such as phenytoin among others the risk of serotonin syndrome toxicity increases if you are also taking other drugs that increase serotonin examples include street drugs such as mdma ecstasy saint john’s wort certain antidepressants including ssris such as fluoxetine paroxetine snris

Such as dulcetine slash ventilafaxin among others the risk of serotonin syndrome toxicity may be more likely when you start or increase the dose of these drugs tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking other products that cause drowsiness including alcohol marijuana cannabis antihistamines such as citrizine diphenhydramine drugs for sleep or anxiety such as

Alprazolam diazepam zolpidem muscle relaxants and opioid pain relievers such as codeine check the labels on all your medicines such as allergy or cough and cold products because they may contain ingredients that cause drowsiness ask your pharmacist about using those products safely overdose if someone has overdosed and has serious symptoms such as passing out or

Trouble breathing call 9-1-1 otherwise call a poison control center right away u.s residents can call their local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222 canada residents can call a provincial poison control center symptoms of overdose may include painful prolonged direction slow slash rapid slash irregular heartbeat unusual drowsiness unusual dizziness vomiting

Trouble breathing seizures notes do not share this medication with others psychiatric and or medical checkups and laboratory tests should be done periodically to monitor your progress and check for side effects consult your doctor for more details have your blood pressure and pulse checked regularly while taking this medication discuss with your doctor how to

Monitor your own blood pressure and pulse misdose if you miss a dose take it as soon as you remember if it is near the time of the next dose skip the mist dose take your next dose at the regular time do not double the dose to catch up warnings antidepressant medications are used to treat a variety of conditions including depression and other mental mood disorders

These medications can help prevent suicidal thoughts attempts and provide other important benefits however studies have shown that a small number of people especially people younger than 25 who take antidepressants for any condition may experience worsening depression other mental mood symptoms or suicidal thoughts attempts it is very important to talk with the

Doctor about the risks and benefits of antidepressant medication especially for people younger than 25 even if treatment is not for a mental mood condition tell the doctor right away if you notice worsening depression other psychiatric conditions unusual behavior changes including possible suicidal thoughts slash attempts or other mental mood changes including

New worsening anxiety panic attacks trouble sleeping irritability hostile angry feelings impulsive actions severe restlessness very rapid speech be especially watchful for these symptoms when a new antidepressant is started or when the dose is changed you

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