Trazodone Medication Information

Adults with depression (also called major depression or clinical depression) may be prescribed trazodone hydrochloride (Desyrel®). This medication comes in tablet form and is typically taken between one and three times a day. At this time, it is not approved for use in children or teenagers.
In clinical studies, the most common side effects reported with this drug included:
  • Drowsiness
  • Dry mouth
  • Dizziness or lightheadedness
  • Headache.
In order to help ensure safe treatment with the medication, trazodone's safety information should be reviewed with your healthcare provider before you start taking it. Prior to beginning treatment, let your healthcare provider know if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, have bipolar disorder or heart disease, or have any allergies. In addition, tell your healthcare provider if you have a history of suicide attempts or are planning to have surgery in the near future.
(For more information on this medication, click Trazodone. This article tells you what you need to know about taking it in a safe and effective manner, and provides a more detailed list of potential side effects.)
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