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 1,195 518
Difficulty falling asleep 461 220
Depressed mood 134 45
Fibromyalgia 118 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 100
Moderate 178
Mild 264
None 473

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Trazodone

Side effect Patients
Dry mouth 67
Drowsiness 52
Hangover effect 43
Difficulty waking up 38
Groggy in morning 26
Headaches 23

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Trazodone

Dosage Patients
50 mg daily 138
100 mg daily 110
150 mg daily 53
200 mg daily 29
50mg as needed 18
300 mg daily 16
25 mg daily 13
100mg as needed 13
75 mg daily 7
1 mg daily 5

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Why patients stopped taking Trazodone

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Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 234
Side effects too severe 216
Doctor's advice 163
Other 136
Course of treatment ended 42
Personal research 18
Expense 11
Change in health plan coverage 10
See all 641 patients who've stopped taking Trazodone

Duration

Currently taking Trazodone

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 43
6 months - 1 year 33
1 - 2 years 76
2 - 5 years 142
5 - 10 years 99
10 years or more 69

Stopped taking Trazodone

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 130
1 - 6 months 163
6 months - 1 year 103
1 - 2 years 96
2 - 5 years 90
5 - 10 years 41
10 years or more 20
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 719
Usually 180
Sometimes 86
Never taken as prescribed 30
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 40
Somewhat hard to take 61
A little hard to take 120
Not at all hard to take 794
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 1
$50-99 6
$25-49 25
< $25 560
Not specified 423

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Trazodone after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Zolpidem (Ambien) 47
Quetiapine (Seroquel) 26
Amitriptyline (Elavil) 9
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) 25
Zolpidem (Ambien) 22
Mirtazapine (Remeron) 16
Amitriptyline (Elavil) 8
Eszopiclone (Lunesta) 8

Show all 42 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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