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 1,060 434
Sleep problems 812 291
Difficulty falling asleep 395 169
Depressed mood 128 39
Fibromyalgia 115 38
Difficulty sleeping through night 89 35

Show all 114 reasons taken


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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 89
Moderate 155
Mild 222
None 387

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Trazodone

Side effect Patients
Dry mouth 57
Drowsiness 44
Hangover effect 43
Difficulty waking up 34
Groggy in morning 24
Headaches 20

Show all 185 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Trazodone

Dosage Patients
50 mg daily 80
100 mg daily 69
150 mg daily 40
200 mg daily 26
50mg as needed 14
25 mg daily 12
300 mg daily 9
1 tablet(s) daily 8
1 mg daily 6
100mg as needed 6

See all 39 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Trazodone

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 212
Side effects too severe 199
Doctor's advice 139
Other 128
Course of treatment ended 38
Personal research 17
Expense 11
Change in health plan coverage 9
See all 576 patients who’ve stopped taking Trazodone

Duration

Currently taking Trazodone

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 14
6 months - 1 year 41
1 - 2 years 49
2 - 5 years 103
5 - 10 years 66
10 years or more 43

Stopped taking Trazodone

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 114
1 - 6 months 155
6 months - 1 year 95
1 - 2 years 91
2 - 5 years 72
5 - 10 years 36
10 years or more 15
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 613
Usually 142
Sometimes 74
Never taken as prescribed 24
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 39
Somewhat hard to take 52
A little hard to take 103
Not at all hard to take 659
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 1
$50-99 6
$25-49 25
< $25 462
Not specified 359

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Trazodone after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Zolpidem (Ambien) 27
Quetiapine (Seroquel) 15
Clonazepam (Klonopin) 8
Fluoxetine (Prozac) 7
Amitriptyline (Elavil) 6

Show all 30 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Trazodone and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Quetiapine (Seroquel) 15
Zolpidem (Ambien) 15
Mirtazapine (Remeron) 10
Amitriptyline (Elavil) 5
Doxepin (Sinequan) 5

Show all 31 treatments patients report switching to

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87 patient evaluations for Trazodone

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God's Worshipper
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God's Worshipper
Gender: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Depression: 1
Mania: 0
Emotional: 0
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Low
59 M
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: b
I have:
Schizoaffective Disorder

See God's Worshipper's full Trazodone history

Dec 20, 2016 (Started Jul 01, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Sleep problems)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Difficulty falling asleep)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I take Trazodone for it's side effect, to help me sleep.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 3, 2016 (Started Jul 01, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Sleep problems)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Difficulty falling asleep)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Drugged feeling)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
Stormy48
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Stormy48
Gender: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Depression: 3
Mania: 0
Emotional: 3
Anxiety: 2
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Overwhelming
49 F
Function: Moderate
Distress: Moderate
I am: vb
I have:
Borderline Personality

See Stormy48's full Trazodone history

Mar 15, 2016 (Started Apr 21, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Sleep problems)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take

  • 0 helpful marks
leejon66
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leejon66
Gender: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Depression: 0
Mania: 0
Emotional: 0
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Low
68 M
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: g
I have:
PTSD

See leejon66's full Trazodone history

Feb 15, 2015 (Started Jul 01, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Sleep problems)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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