Trazodone (oleptro): Uses, Dosage & Side EFfects

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Trazodone is an antidepressant. Lexapro is mainly used to treat depressive disorder anxiety.

Information about Trazodone:

It is not to be used If the patient is allergic to it and has been treated with methylene blue injection. A very dangerous interaction occurs when the MAO inhibitor is ingested along with the drug.

Some of the young people have the thoughts of suicide, when it took firstly, your family and caretakers should have to take care of the mood symptoms of the patients. Mood or behavioral changes such as anxiety, panic attacks, insomnia, restlessness, hyperactivity, or suicidal thoughts.

Dosage pattern of trazodone:


Immediate release:

It is about 150mg to be taken orally per day in divided dose, and this may increase up to 50mg per day after 3-4yrs

Maximum dose is about 400mg to be taken orally per day in divided doses

Extended release:

It is about 150mg to be taken orally once a day, and it is increased up to 75mg to be taken orally per every three days

Use: treatment of major depressive disorder

Geriatric dose:

20mg per day orally, the maximum dose of the 40mg per day, a maintenance dose is about 20-40mg per day.

Anxiety disorder:

MOI inhibitors to treat psychiatric disorders:

At least 14days between discontinuation of a MAOI intended to treat psychiatric disorders and initiation of therapy with this drug

Trazodone pregnancy:

Neonates exposed to SSRI’s late in the third trimester have uncommonly reported clinical findings including respiratory diseases, temperature instability, vomiting, hypoglycemia, tremors, hyperreflexia,

Trazodone breastfeeding:

Brest fed infants should be monitored for drowsiness

Trazodone overdose:

Seek medical emergency for the overdose and the symptoms include:

  • Chest pain
  • Stomach pain
  • Cough
  • Fast breathing

Trazodone Side effects:

Severity: major

  • Blurred vision
  • Confusion
  • Dizziness
  • Sweating
  • Unusual tiredness
  • lightheadedness
  • Fever
  • Confusion
  • Agitation
  • Blurred vision
  • Trouble breathing
  • Skin rash
  • Loss of memory
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Increased thirst
  • Lack of energy
  • Lethargy
  • Painful urination
  • Weight gain

Severity: minor

  • Decrease libido (sexual desires)
  • Insomnia
  • Gas
  • Increased sweating
  • Loss of voice
  • Pain in muscle
  • Sneezing
  • Runny nose
  • Tooth grinding
  • Watering of mouth

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