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 1,209 527
Difficulty falling asleep 464 222
Depressed mood 135 46
Fibromyalgia 117 40
Difficulty sleeping through night 95 40

Show all 106 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 101
Moderate 178
Mild 270
None 481

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 27
Headaches 23

Show all 208 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Trazodone

Dosage Patients
50 mg daily 146
100 mg daily 108
150 mg daily 64
200 mg daily 36
50mg as needed 20
25 mg daily 14
100mg as needed 13
300 mg daily 12
75 mg daily 9
100 mg twice daily 6

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Why patients stopped taking Trazodone

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Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 240
Side effects too severe 216
Doctor's advice 165
Other 142
Course of treatment ended 43
Personal research 18
Expense 11
Change in health plan coverage 10
See all 653 patients who've stopped taking Trazodone

Duration

Currently taking Trazodone

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 41
6 months - 1 year 33
1 - 2 years 80
2 - 5 years 146
5 - 10 years 113
10 years or more 74

Stopped taking Trazodone

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 130
1 - 6 months 165
6 months - 1 year 104
1 - 2 years 98
2 - 5 years 96
5 - 10 years 42
10 years or more 20
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 729
Usually 182
Sometimes 88
Never taken as prescribed 31
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 40
Somewhat hard to take 63
A little hard to take 120
Not at all hard to take 807
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 1
$50-99 6
$25-49 25
< $25 566
Not specified 432

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Trazodone after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Zolpidem (Ambien) 50
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) 25
Zolpidem (Ambien) 24
Mirtazapine (Remeron) 16
Amitriptyline (Elavil) 9
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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