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 1,161 503
Sleep problems 913 346
Difficulty falling asleep 464 222
Depressed mood 133 44
fibromyalgia 117 40
Difficulty sleeping through night 96 40

Show all 122 reasons taken


  • 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 175
Mild 261
None 455

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Trazodone

Side effect Patients
Dry mouth 66
Drowsiness 50
Hangover effect 43
Difficulty waking up 36
Groggy in morning 26
Headaches 24

Show all 207 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Trazodone

Dosage Patients
50 mg daily 148
100 mg daily 113
150 mg daily 54
200 mg daily 34
50mg as needed 22
300 mg daily 21
25 mg daily 13
100mg as needed 13
1 tablet(s) daily 9
75 mg daily 7

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Why patients stopped taking Trazodone

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Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 227
Side effects too severe 214
Doctor's advice 160
Other 137
Course of treatment ended 41
Personal research 18
Expense 11
Change in health plan coverage 10
See all 630 patients who've stopped taking Trazodone

Duration

Currently taking Trazodone

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 13
1 - 6 months 34
6 months - 1 year 35
1 - 2 years 76
2 - 5 years 146
5 - 10 years 114
10 years or more 77

Stopped taking Trazodone

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 129
1 - 6 months 160
6 months - 1 year 102
1 - 2 years 95
2 - 5 years 86
5 - 10 years 41
10 years or more 19
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 698
Usually 176
Sometimes 85
Never taken as prescribed 30
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 40
Somewhat hard to take 59
A little hard to take 117
Not at all hard to take 773
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 1
$50-99 6
$25-49 26
< $25 540
Not specified 416

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Trazodone after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Zolpidem (Ambien) 39
Quetiapine (Seroquel) 24
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 40 treatments patients report switching to

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89 patient evaluations for Trazodone

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

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

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

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