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Trazodone

Drug Class: Commonly Known As: Category:
Serotonin Antagonist and Reuptake Inhibitor (SARI) Trittico Adult

Trazodone - Dosage and How to Use

How should Trazodone be used?

  • Follow the instructions on your medication label and take this medication as prescribed by your doctor.
  • This medication should be taken with food.

If you are taking this medication to treat symptoms of low mood:

  • This medication needs to be taken regularly for a few weeks before you feel its full benefits. You should not stop taking this medication even if you do not feel better at the beginning. Continue to take this medication even after you feel better to prevent your symptoms from returning.
  • Do check with your doctor on how long you will have to be on this medication.
  • Do not stop taking your medication without checking with your healthcare professional. You may experience unpleasant effects such as dizziness, headache, difficulty sleeping, irritability, and nausea if you suddenly stop taking the medication on your own.

If you are taking this medication for sleeping difficulties:

Your doctor may instruct you to take it only when needed.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is more than half of the time to the next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next dose at your usual timing. Do not take two doses to make up for the missed dose.

What should I do if I overdose?

Trazodone - Additional Information

  • Updated on Monday, May 31, 2021
  • Article contributed by PSS National Medication Information Workgroup PSS National Medication Information Workgroup

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