Every medicine presents risks, and trazodone hydrochloride (Desyrel®) is no exception. In clinical studies, serious problems -- such as suicidal thoughts, hallucinations, or signs of an allergic reaction -- were reported in rare cases. Sexual side effects are also possible. However, most people are able to take this antidepressant without any problems.
To reduce your risk of trazodone side effects -- and to make sure this drug is right for you -- let your healthcare provider know if you have any of the following:
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