19 patient evaluations for Trazodone with a side effects rating of Moderate

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Aug 12, 2020 (Started Jul 17, 2020)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for unrefreshing or poor sleep)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for sleepiness)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for major depressive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for increased need for sleep)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (for Overall) (dizziness with hypotension upon standing, double vision (diplopia), blurry vision, difficulty reading, difficulty thinking)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily

Jul 21, 2020 (Started Jul 17, 2020)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for unrefreshing or poor sleep)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for sleepiness)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for major depressive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for increased need for sleep)
  • Side effects
    Severe (for Overall) (dizziness with hypotension upon standing, double vision (diplopia), blurry vision, difficulty reading, difficulty thinking)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Doctor said side effects would wear out so I am taking it regularly to see if that is true

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 7, 2017 (Started Aug 15, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for sleep problems)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (for Overall) (drowsy in morning)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I fall asleep wishing mi utes of putting my head on the pillow.

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 1, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Support mental / emotional health)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Support quality of life)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (for Overall)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: The main purpose was to get rest at night and to treat the symptoms of depression. After taking it for a few years from 2007 to 2008 the doctors took me off because they said it was causing me to "kick" in my sleep. I tried to go back to it but my nasal passages became too dry.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 1, 2014 (Started Jan 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for sleep problems)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (for Overall) (dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 15, 2013 (Started Jan 01, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for sleep problems)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for difficulty falling asleep)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for difficulty staying asleep)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (for Overall) (wakefulness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily

Jun 30, 2012 (Started Jan 01, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for sleep problems)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for difficulty falling asleep)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for difficulty staying asleep)
  • Side effects
    Mild (for Overall) (wakefulness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Can't sleep AT ALL without it ... have been up 40 hours when I've run out.

Jun 25, 2012 (Started Jan 01, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for sleep problems)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for difficulty falling asleep)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for difficulty staying asleep)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (for Overall) (wakefulness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Dosages may have to increase over the years. I started with 100mg sometime in the last few years, then to 200mg, and most recently to be the 200mg and 1 more if I need it. Many people can't handle 100mg. Some claim to feel "hung over" or "out-of-it" in the a.m.

  • 1 helpful mark

May 3, 2013 (Started Mar 11, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for sleep problems)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (for Overall) (anxious mood)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 15, 2012 (Started Jan 01, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for sleep problems)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for difficulty falling asleep)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (for Overall) (increased appetite)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Made me ravenous - within 20 minutes i scavenging for food - would fill the belly and then sleep like a baby. Hit or Miss sometimes. Kept having to increase dosage - up to 100mg to sleep. Talked with Dr. Rez and decided to taper down and use my Flexeril more as a sleeping aid when needed.

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 19, 2012 (Started Oct 15, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (for Overall) (dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I still have problems falling asleep even with taking this but I found it helps if you go to bed immediately after taking it, for me there is a small window for when I start to feel it working and if I'm not already in bed ready to fall asleep it's not effective.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 1, 2012 (Started Sep 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (for Overall) (cognitive confusion, weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 13, 2010 (Started Jun 02, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (for Overall)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Bad interaction with other meds

  • 0 helpful marks
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