Trazodone 50 mg use for sleep and for anxiety discussed. Common dosages and side effects of trazodone also explained.
What is trazodone
Dosage of Trazodone
How long does it take to work
Why take it with food
Use with herbal products
Use with Alcohol
i have been prescribed it mainly for depression but yet i’m instructed to take it at night. i don’t have many sleep problems, was i mistakenly instructed or will it help with depression even if i only take it at night?
I'd think 25 mg to 50 mg would be a good starting dose for you, obviously it is up to you and your Doctor.
And, no there is no potential for dependence. However, if you've been taking them awhile the dose may need to be tapered, rather than stopping abruptly.
I found a small study that indicates trazodone may help with sleep and does not worsen the the low oxygen levels associated with sleep apnea. It is up to you and your doctor, but it may be a good option for you.
Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2015 May;12(5):758-64. doi: 10.1513/AnnalsATS.201408-399OC.
Trazodone Effects on Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Non-REM Arousal Threshold.
Stopped taking this after 2 months for sleep, just didn't work for me. The withdrawals have been crazy horrible, and I think now on day 5 of cold turkey I'm on the mend. I will never again take anything like this, for something that is 'non' addicting I've NEVER had anything that needed a week + to get out of my system. Certainly the OTC and Ambient never did anything like that to me.
I can't find any documented interactions. Dietary supplements like melatonin and passionflower are not studied for interactions with prescriptions like trazodone. They are unlikely to interfere with the trazodone.
Antidepressants are medications that can help relieve symptoms of depression, social anxiety disorder, anxiety disorders, seasonal affective disorder, and dysthymia, or mild chronic depression, as well as other conditions.
They aim to correct chemical imbalances of neurotransmitters in the brain that are believed to be responsible for changes in mood and behavior.
Depression Medications (Antidepressants)
These are the most commonly prescribed type of antidepressant.
Serotonin and noradrenaline reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs) are used to treat major depression, mood disorders, and possibly but less commonly attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), anxiety disorders, menopausal symptoms, fibromyalgia, and chronic neuropathic pain.
SNRIs raise levels of serotonin and norepinephrine, two neurotransmitters in the brain that play a key role in stabilizing mood.
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are the most commonly prescribed antidepressants. They are effective in treating depression, and they have fewer side effects than the other antidepressants.
SSRIs block the reuptake, or absorption, of serotonin in the brain. This makes it easier for the brain cells to receive and send messages, resulting in better and more stable moods.
They are called "selective" because they mainly seem to affect serotonin, and not the other neurotransmitters.