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 1,051 426
Sleep problems 809 286
Difficulty falling asleep 386 163
Depressed mood 128 39
Fibromyalgia 115 38
Difficulty sleeping through night 89 35

Show all 114 reasons taken


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  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
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Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 88
Moderate 155
Mild 222
None 376

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Trazodone

Side effect Patients
Dry mouth 57
Drowsiness 43
Hangover effect 43
Difficulty waking up 34
Groggy in morning 23
Headaches 20

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Trazodone

Dosage Patients
50 mg daily 80
100 mg daily 70
150 mg daily 36
200 mg daily 23
25 mg daily 14
50mg as needed 13
300 mg daily 9
100mg as needed 7
1 mg daily 6
1 tablet(s) daily 6

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Why patients stopped taking Trazodone

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 209
Side effects too severe 198
Doctor's advice 135
Other 125
Course of treatment ended 36
Personal research 17
Expense 11
Change in health plan coverage 9
See all 568 patients who’ve stopped taking Trazodone

Duration

Currently taking Trazodone

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 2
1 - 6 months 30
6 months - 1 year 30
1 - 2 years 46
2 - 5 years 101
5 - 10 years 62
10 years or more 42

Stopped taking Trazodone

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 112
1 - 6 months 154
6 months - 1 year 94
1 - 2 years 90
2 - 5 years 70
5 - 10 years 36
10 years or more 14
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 602
Usually 142
Sometimes 74
Never taken as prescribed 23
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 38
Somewhat hard to take 52
A little hard to take 103
Not at all hard to take 648
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 1
$50-99 6
$25-49 25
< $25 454
Not specified 355

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
Temazepam (Restoril) 6

Show all 30 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Trazodone and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Zolpidem (Ambien) 15
Quetiapine (Seroquel) 14
Mirtazapine (Remeron) 9
Amitriptyline (Elavil) 5
Doxepin (Sinequan) 5

Show all 31 treatments patients report switching to

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86 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: n
I have:
Schizoaffective Disorder

See God's Worshipper's full Trazodone history

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

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leejon66
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leejon66
Gender: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 0
Mania: 1
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 2
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Low
68 M
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: b
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
Mirrianda
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Mirrianda
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Most
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: Most
external_stress: Some
Stickman: all
Description:F49y
FM:6y Dx
CFS:23y Dx
I am: g
I have:
Fibromyalgia

See Mirrianda's full Trazodone history

Dec 19, 2014 (Started May 10, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Sleep problems)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Difficulty falling asleep)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Insomnia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Does not leave you with a hangover like some other sleeping aides do

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