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If you have depression (also known as clinical depression or major depression), your healthcare provider may prescribe a drug called trazodone hydrochloride (Desyrel®). This medication comes in tablet form and is approved for use in adults.
 
On occasion, trazodone will be prescribed for something other than depression. This is called an "off-label" use. There are currently several off-label uses for this medication, including the treatment of:
 
(For more information, click What Is Trazodone Used For? This article describes how the prescription drug works for various uses and explains why it is not approved for use in children.)
 
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