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 1,228 539
Difficulty falling asleep 478 230
Depressed mood 136 50
Fibromyalgia 117 40
Difficulty sleeping through night 97 41

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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
107
Moderate
182
Mild
277
None
488

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Trazodone

Side effect Patients
Dry mouth 68
Drowsiness 56
Hangover effect 43
Difficulty waking up 39
Groggy in morning 28
Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) 23

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Trazodone

Dosage Patients
50 mg daily 148
100 mg daily 124
150 mg daily 61
200 mg daily 38
50mg as needed 17
25 mg daily 15
300 mg daily 12
100mg as needed 10
75 mg daily 8
100 mg twice daily 8

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Why patients stopped taking Trazodone

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Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 248
Side effects too severe 223
Doctor's advice 172
Other 145
Course of treatment ended 44
Personal research 20
Expense 11
Change in health plan coverage 10
See all 670 patients who've stopped taking Trazodone

Duration

Currently taking Trazodone

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 23
6 months - 1 year 42
1 - 2 years 84
2 - 5 years 167
5 - 10 years 119
10 years or more 76

Stopped taking Trazodone

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 139
1 - 6 months 164
6 months - 1 year 104
1 - 2 years 101
2 - 5 years 99
5 - 10 years 44
10 years or more 21
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 748
Usually 183
Sometimes 90
Never taken as prescribed 33
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 41
Somewhat hard to take 64
A little hard to take 122
Not at all hard to take 827
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 1
$50-99 6
$25-49 25
< $25 579
Not specified 443

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Trazodone after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Zolpidem (Ambien) 57
Quetiapine (Seroquel) 27
Amitriptyline (Elavil) 10
Fluoxetine (Prozac) 9
Mirtazapine (Remeron) 9

Show all 41 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Trazodone and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Quetiapine (Seroquel) 27
Zolpidem (Ambien) 25
Mirtazapine (Remeron) 18
Amitriptyline (Elavil) 11
Eszopiclone (Lunesta) 10

Show all 46 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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