medication: Is this medicine safe and effective?
medication: Why is this medication prescribed?
Trazodone medication is prescribed for treatment of
depression. In addition to its antidepressant properties, sometimes it is also
prescribed to assist people with their sleep.
medication: What are some important things for me to know?
Trazodone medication does
not give immediate relief, but may take up to four weeks before you actually
begin to feel better. Most patients notice some improvement within
approximately 2 weeks however.
trazodone medication not be prescribed?
If you’ve ever been
sensitive or allergic to trazodone or similar medications, you should probably
not take this antidepressant. You should always make sure that your doctor is
aware of any drug reactions you experience when on this or any medications.
What if I am
pregnant or breast-feeding?
The effects of trazodone
medication have not been adequately studied during pregnancy. If you’re
pregnant or planning on becoming pregnant in the near future, you should talk to
your physician immediately. This medicine may appear in breast milk. If
trazodone medication is absolutely essential to your health, your doctor may
recommend that you discontinue breast-feeding your baby until your treatment
with trazodone medication is complete.
from The PDR Family Guide to Prescription Drugs
Additional Information and webpage by
Licensed Psychologist Ph.D. Candidate
(Health and Geriatric Psychologist)