What is Trazodone?

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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 1,156 503
Sleep problems 908 342
Difficulty falling asleep 458 214
Depressed mood 132 43
fibromyalgia 117 40
Difficulty sleeping through night 96 40

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
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Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 98
Moderate 177
Mild 256
None 447

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Trazodone

Side effect Patients
Dry mouth 66
Drowsiness 48
Hangover effect 43
Difficulty waking up 36
Groggy in morning 26
Headaches 24

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Trazodone

Dosage Patients
50 mg daily 147
100 mg daily 107
150 mg daily 57
200 mg daily 37
50mg as needed 24
300 mg daily 22
100mg as needed 12
25 mg daily 10
75 mg daily 9
1 tablet(s) daily 8

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Why patients stopped taking Trazodone

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Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 225
Side effects too severe 215
Doctor's advice 156
Other 136
Course of treatment ended 41
Personal research 18
Expense 11
Change in health plan coverage 10
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Duration

Currently taking Trazodone

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 2
1 - 6 months 35
6 months - 1 year 57
1 - 2 years 82
2 - 5 years 137
5 - 10 years 102
10 years or more 72

Stopped taking Trazodone

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 129
1 - 6 months 160
6 months - 1 year 100
1 - 2 years 93
2 - 5 years 86
5 - 10 years 41
10 years or more 19
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 692
Usually 172
Sometimes 84
Never taken as prescribed 30
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 40
Somewhat hard to take 59
A little hard to take 115
Not at all hard to take 764
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 1
$50-99 6
$25-49 26
< $25 534
Not specified 411

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Trazodone after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Zolpidem (Ambien) 37
Quetiapine (Seroquel) 23
Amitriptyline (Elavil) 9
Clonazepam (Klonopin) 8
Fluoxetine (Prozac) 8

Show all 36 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Trazodone and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Quetiapine (Seroquel) 24
Zolpidem (Ambien) 20
Mirtazapine (Remeron) 15
Amitriptyline (Elavil) 8
Eszopiclone (Lunesta) 8

Show all 39 treatments patients report switching to

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88 patient evaluations for Trazodone

BipolarQueen
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BipolarQueen
Gender: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Depression: 2
Mania: 0
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Moderate
31 F
Function: Moderate
Distress: Low
I am: g
I have:
schizoaffective disorder

See BipolarQueen's full Trazodone history

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
LadySirona
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LadySirona
Gender: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Depression: 3
Mania: 2
Emotional: 2
Anxiety: 3
Compulsion: 3
External Stress: Overwhelming
58 F
Function: Low
Distress: High
I am: n
I have:
Bipolar Disorder

See LadySirona's full Trazodone history

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
TheWorshipper
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TheWorshipper
Gender: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Depression: 1
Mania: 1
Emotional: 0
Anxiety: 0
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Low
59 M
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: b
I have:
schizoaffective disorder

See TheWorshipper'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
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