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 1,217 530
Difficulty falling asleep 468 224
Depressed mood 135 46
Fibromyalgia 117 40
Difficulty sleeping through night 95 40

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
101
Moderate
181
Mild
273
None
482

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Trazodone

Side effect Patients
Dry mouth 67
Drowsiness 54
Hangover effect 43
Difficulty waking up 38
Groggy in morning 28
Headaches 24

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Trazodone

Dosage Patients
50 mg daily 155
100 mg daily 115
150 mg daily 63
200 mg daily 34
50mg as needed 19
25 mg daily 16
100mg as needed 12
75 mg daily 11
300 mg daily 11
100 mg twice daily 7

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Why patients stopped taking Trazodone

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Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 243
Side effects too severe 220
Doctor's advice 168
Other 143
Course of treatment ended 44
Personal research 19
Expense 11
Change in health plan coverage 10
See all 661 patients who've stopped taking Trazodone

Duration

Currently taking Trazodone

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 2
1 - 6 months 35
6 months - 1 year 38
1 - 2 years 80
2 - 5 years 159
5 - 10 years 119
10 years or more 77

Stopped taking Trazodone

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 131
1 - 6 months 167
6 months - 1 year 104
1 - 2 years 100
2 - 5 years 98
5 - 10 years 42
10 years or more 21
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 733
Usually 183
Sometimes 90
Never taken as prescribed 31
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 40
Somewhat hard to take 64
A little hard to take 120
Not at all hard to take 813
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 1
$50-99 6
$25-49 25
< $25 571
Not specified 434

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Trazodone after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Zolpidem (Ambien) 54
Quetiapine (Seroquel) 26
Amitriptyline (Elavil) 10
Clonazepam (Klonopin) 9
Fluoxetine (Prozac) 9

Show all 38 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Trazodone and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Quetiapine (Seroquel) 26
Zolpidem (Ambien) 25
Mirtazapine (Remeron) 16
Amitriptyline (Elavil) 10
Eszopiclone (Lunesta) 9

Show all 43 treatments patients report switching to

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89 patient evaluations for Trazodone

Oct 7, 2017 (Started Aug 15, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for sleep problems)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (drowsy in a.m.)
  • 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 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
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