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Trazodone hydrochloride (Desyrel®) is a prescription drug that is used for treating depression in adults. It comes in tablet form and is generally taken one to three times a day, usually after eating. Possible side effects include headache, vomiting, and dizziness.
Although brand-name trazodone tablets are no longer available, generic trazodone is available in three strengths:
  • 50 mg trazodone tablets
  • 100 mg trazodone tablets
  • 150 mg trazodone tablets.
The recommended starting dosage when treating depression is 150 mg per day (divided into two or three doses per day). Even though trazodone is not approved to treat insomnia, it is frequently prescribed in an "off-label" fashion for this use. Usually, the dose for insomnia is lower, starting with 25 mg or 50 mg of trazodone at bedtime.
(To learn more about how to take the 50-mg, 100-mg, or 150-mg tablets, click Trazodone Dosage. This article also warns against adjusting your dose without your healthcare provider's approval.)
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