Oleptro Side Effects

Drowsiness, headaches, and dry mouth are some of the most common side effects of Oleptro. In most cases, side effects are minor and easily treated. However, it is possible to develop problems that may require immediate medical attention. Some of the potentially serious reactions include hallucinations, difficulty breathing, or suicidal behavior.

An Introduction to Oleptro Side Effects

As with any medicine, Oleptro™ (trazodone ER) can cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes the medication will have problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with Oleptro. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list of side effects with you.)

Common Side Effects of Oleptro

Oleptro has been studied extensively in clinical trials. In these studies, the side effects that occurred in a group of people taking Oleptro were documented and then compared to the side effects that occurred in a similar group of people taking a placebo (a "sugar pill" with no active ingredients).
These studies showed that the most common bothersome (but not usually dangerous) side effects of Oleptro included:
  • Drowsiness -- in up to 46 percent of people
  • Headaches -- up to 33 percent
  • Dry mouth -- up to 25 percent
  • Dizziness -- up to 25 percent
  • Nausea -- up to 21 percent
  • Fatigue -- up to 15 percent
  • Constipation -- up to 8 percent
  • Back pain -- up to 5 percent
  • Blurred vision -- up to 5 percent
  • Sexual problems -- up to 4.9 percent (see Oleptro and Sexual Problems).
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