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 1,085 456
Sleep problems 841 312
Difficulty falling asleep 414 187
Depressed mood 130 41
Fibromyalgia 115 39
Difficulty sleeping through night 91 37

Show all 115 reasons taken


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  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 91
Moderate 161
Mild 234
None 410

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Trazodone

Side effect Patients
Dry mouth 61
Drowsiness 45
Hangover effect 43
Difficulty waking up 35
Groggy in morning 25
Headaches 21

Show all 193 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Trazodone

Dosage Patients
50 mg daily 90
100 mg daily 83
150 mg daily 47
200 mg daily 30
50mg as needed 20
300 mg daily 18
25 mg daily 12
100mg as needed 9
75 mg daily 7
1 mg daily 6

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Why patients stopped taking Trazodone

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 217
Side effects too severe 204
Doctor's advice 141
Other 130
Course of treatment ended 40
Personal research 17
Expense 12
Change in health plan coverage 9
See all 591 patients who’ve stopped taking Trazodone

Duration

Currently taking Trazodone

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 4
1 - 6 months 23
6 months - 1 year 44
1 - 2 years 59
2 - 5 years 113
5 - 10 years 79
10 years or more 54

Stopped taking Trazodone

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 116
1 - 6 months 157
6 months - 1 year 97
1 - 2 years 93
2 - 5 years 74
5 - 10 years 40
10 years or more 16
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 642
Usually 148
Sometimes 78
Never taken as prescribed 28
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 39
Somewhat hard to take 54
A little hard to take 107
Not at all hard to take 696
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 1
$50-99 6
$25-49 26
< $25 490
Not specified 373

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Trazodone after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Zolpidem (Ambien) 29
Quetiapine (Seroquel) 18
Amitriptyline (Elavil) 8
Clonazepam (Klonopin) 8
Fluoxetine (Prozac) 7

Show all 32 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Trazodone and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Quetiapine (Seroquel) 21
Zolpidem (Ambien) 15
Mirtazapine (Remeron) 11
Amitriptyline (Elavil) 6
Doxepin (Sinequan) 5

Show all 33 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: Moderate
Distress: Low
I am: n
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: 2
Mania: 0
Emotional: 2
Anxiety: 3
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Overwhelming
49 F
Function: Low
Distress: Moderate
I am: b
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: n
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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