Benefits of Trazodone

Trazodone hydrochloride (Desyrel®) is a type of prescription antidepressant. It is approved for use in adults only and is generally taken one to three times a day. In clinical studies, trazodone has been shown to be beneficial for depression symptoms such as:
 
  • Sleeping too much or not enough
  • Eating too much or too little (and weight gain or weight loss)
  • Having little interest in things you used to enjoy
  • Physical pain
  • Suicidal thoughts.
 
Be sure to talk to your healthcare provider about the drug's warnings and precautions before starting treatment. Not everyone benefits from trazodone, and your healthcare provider needs to know if you are taking any other medications, have any other medical conditions (such as bipolar disorder or heart disease), or have any allergies. This medicine should not be used right after a heart attack.
 
(To learn more about the benefits of this drug, click Trazodone. This article offers a comprehensive overview of how trazodone works, who makes it, whether children can use it, and more.)
 
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