Trazodone Hydrochloride (HCl) Medicine
If you are an adult with clinical depression, your healthcare provider may recommend a medicine called trazodone hydrochloride (HCl). This product is sold under the brand name Desyrel® and is available in three different strengths.
Because this drug may not be the best choice for everyone, it's important to tell your healthcare provider before starting treatment if you have any allergies and if you are taking any other medications. To help ensure your safety, your healthcare provider also needs to know if you have:
- A recent history of heart attack
- A history of suicide attempts or suicidal thoughts
- Bipolar disorder or a family history of bipolar disorder (also known as manic depression)
- Heart disease
- An upcoming surgery.
(Click What Is Trazodone Used For? to get more details on the uses of this medicine. This article discusses the use of trazodone hydrochloride in children and also describes some of the drug's "off-label" uses.)