What is Trazodone?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Trazodone is an antidepressant used primarily to treat depression. It may also be used for relief of an anxiety disorder (e.g., sleeplessness, tension), or chronic pain.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Insomnia 1,173 510
Sleep problems 921 348
Difficulty falling asleep 470 228
Depressed mood 133 44
Fibromyalgia 118 40
Difficulty sleeping through night 97 40

Show all 123 reasons taken


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  • Slight
  • None
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Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 100
Moderate 175
Mild 263
None 462

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Trazodone

Side effect Patients
Dry mouth 66
Drowsiness 50
Hangover effect 43
Difficulty waking up 37
Groggy in morning 26
Headaches 24

Show all 208 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Trazodone

Dosage Patients
50 mg daily 145
100 mg daily 110
150 mg daily 47
200 mg daily 33
50mg as needed 19
300 mg daily 18
25 mg daily 14
100mg as needed 11
1 tablet(s) daily 6
75 mg daily 6

See all 53 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Trazodone

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Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 230
Side effects too severe 214
Doctor's advice 161
Other 137
Course of treatment ended 41
Personal research 18
Expense 11
Change in health plan coverage 10
See all 634 patients who've stopped taking Trazodone

Duration

Currently taking Trazodone

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 36
6 months - 1 year 37
1 - 2 years 78
2 - 5 years 142
5 - 10 years 102
10 years or more 76

Stopped taking Trazodone

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 129
1 - 6 months 162
6 months - 1 year 105
1 - 2 years 95
2 - 5 years 86
5 - 10 years 40
10 years or more 19
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 706
Usually 178
Sometimes 86
Never taken as prescribed 30
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 40
Somewhat hard to take 59
A little hard to take 120
Not at all hard to take 781
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 1
$50-99 6
$25-49 25
< $25 548
Not specified 420

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Trazodone after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Zolpidem (Ambien) 40
Quetiapine (Seroquel) 24
Amitriptyline (Elavil) 9
Clonazepam (Klonopin) 9
Fluoxetine (Prozac) 9

Show all 36 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Trazodone and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Quetiapine (Seroquel) 25
Zolpidem (Ambien) 20
Mirtazapine (Remeron) 15
Amitriptyline (Elavil) 8
Eszopiclone (Lunesta) 8

Show all 41 treatments patients report switching to

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89 patient evaluations for Trazodone

Jul 15, 2017 (Started Jan 09, 2017)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Difficulty falling asleep)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 20, 2017 (Started Jan 09, 2017)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Difficulty falling asleep)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Trazodone really does help me to fall asleep and sleep through the night,i take it 4 nights a 7 day week on average and have had an overall positive experience with it.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 4, 2017 (Started Jun 30, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Difficulty falling asleep)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 9, 2017 (Started Aug 15, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Insomnia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: take this med sitting on the side of the bed and then lie down to sleep cause it knocks you out
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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