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Trazodone (Desyrel)

Trazodone is an antidepressant that belongs to a group of drugs known as Serotonin Receptor Antagonists and Reuptake Inhibitors (SARIs). Commonly prescribed antidepressants are Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRI), and while Trazodone is not part of this group, it shares many similar properties.

Used to treat major depressive disorders, it can also be used to treat anxiety or a combination of depression and anxiety. It is usually prescribed when other antidepressants have not worked effectively or caused side effects and could help if you are experiencing low mood, insomnia, or poor concentration.

What is Trazodone Prescribed For?

Tradozone is used to treat depression and works by increasing the amount of serotonin in the brain. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that has an impact on a number of functions in the brain and body, including sleep, digestion, wound healing, blood clotting, and mood.

Trazodone is also sometimes used to treat ailments such as schizophrenia, insomnia, anxiety, and can also be used to control uncontrollable or abnormal movements that may be a side effect of other medications or used in the management of alcohol dependence.

How Does Trazodone Work?

Trazodone works by increasing the natural neurotransmitters within the central nervous system. One of the most important neurotransmitters, serotonin, has a number of essential functions in the brain and body. Many experts believe depression is an imbalance of the key neurotransmitters norepinephrine, acetylcholine, dopamine, and serotonin.

Trazodone affects the neurotransmitters by inhibiting the reuptake of serotonin and a patient can expect to feel symptom relief within a number of weeks. Those that take Trazodone as an antidepressant may experience the full benefits up to 4 weeks after starting their course of medication.

What Are the Side Effects of Trazodone?

Trazodone causes a number of serious side effects, including the following: 

  • Unusual bleeding or easy bruising
  • Unusual behavior or thoughts
  • Slow heartbeat
  • Fast heartbeat
  • Sudden dizziness
  • Fluttering in your chest
  • Shortness of breath
  • Low levels of sodium

There are other serious side effects that are uncommon, including muscle stiffness, loss of coordination, agitation, and vomiting. 

Some of the more common side effects of Trazodone include the following:

  • Stuffy nose
  • Blurred vision
  • Swelling
  • Weight loss
  • Constipation or diarrhea
  • Drowsiness, tiredness, or dizziness

Frequently Asked Questions About Trazodone

How to Use Trazodone?

Trazodone usually comes in pill form to be taken by mouth. The tablet is usually taken with a light snack or a meal two or more times every day. You should follow the directions on the prescription label and take Trazodone exactly as directed. You can swallow the tablets whole or break them in half on the score mark. 

Trazodone works by controlling depression, rather than curing it, and may take a number of weeks to feel the full benefit. It’s recommended to continue taking Trazodone even if you feel well. If you suddenly stop taking Trazodone you could experience withdrawal symptoms, including some of the following: Confusion, nausea, dizziness, anxiety, tiredness, and ringing in the ears.

What to Avoid While Using Trazodone?

Using Trazodone in combination with other medications or drugs that can make you drowsy can be exacerbated by the presence of Trazodone. As Trazodone is used partly as a sedative, it is important to reduce or remove any additional sleeping medication, such as muscle relaxers, anxiety medication, or sleeping pills. It can also affect your judgment, and you should not drive a car or operate machinery until you know how Trazodone affects you.

Before taking Trazodone you should make your doctor aware if you are taking an MAO inhibitor, which is another type of antidepressant, or if you are taking any anticoagulants, antifungal medication, aspirins, or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).

In addition to other antidepressants, some of the following may also have an impact on the efficacy of Trazodone: St John’s wort, Phenytoin, diuretics or water pills, migraine or headache medicines, such as Imitrex or Sumatriptan.

Also, avoid consuming alcohol while taking Trazodone as it can increase drowsiness and further impair your judgment.

Can You Get Trazodone Over the Counter?

Trazodone is a medication that can only be prescribed by a medical professional. If you are looking for medicines to treat depression or anxiety, at DrHouse, we provide a number of medications that could be helpful for your needs.


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The content on this page has been medically reviewed for accuracy and comprehensiveness by Amy Dougherty, FNP-BC, AGAC 

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Frequently asked questions

  • Yes, you can get a new prescription or refill an existing one online through DrHouse. You just need to start a consultation with one of our licensed providers and they will be able to assess your needs and provide you with a prescription if necessary.

    Please note that the final decision always rests with the doctor based on their professional judgment and your health needs.

  • There are certain medications that cannot be prescribed online by DrHouse physicians due to safety reasons. These include controlled substances, such as opioids and other narcotics, as well as drugs with a high potential for abuse or dependence. DrHouse physicians also don’t prescribe Gabapentin, medical marijuana, muscle relaxants, and HRT medications.

  • With DrHouse getting a new prescription or a refill for your current Rx is a straightforward and quick process. All you need to do is follow a few easy steps:

    • Download the DrHouse telehealth app on your mobile device.
    • Create an account by providing basic information and medical history.
    • Start an on-demand virtual video consultation with one of our licensed physicians.
    • Discuss your medical needs and concerns with one of our physicians.
    • A doctor will review your medical history, symptoms, and current medications (if any) to determine if an online prescription is appropriate for you.
    • If a physician approves, they will electronically send a new prescription or refill request to the pharmacy of your choice.
    • Pick up your medication from the pharmacy.

    DrHouse makes it easy for you to get an online prescription from the comfort of your own home. No more waiting in line at the doctor’s office or pharmacy, and no need to take time off work to see a doctor. Our telehealth platform allows you to access quality medical care from anywhere with an internet connection.

    For more information about how our telehealth platform works visit our “How DrHouse Works” page.

  • During your virtual consultation with a DrHouse physician, you will have the opportunity to discuss your medical needs and concerns.

    The consultation will consist of a video call where a physician will assess your medical history and ask you questions about your symptoms and any other relevant information. This is to ensure that a physician has all the necessary information to make an informed decision about your prescription.

    You can also ask any questions or clarify any doubts you may have about your condition or medication. Our physicians are happy to address any concerns you may have.

    Once a physician has assessed your needs, they will determine if and what type of prescription is appropriate for you. If a new prescription or refill is approved, a doctor will send it electronically to your chosen pharmacy.

  • With our on-demand telehealth service, you have the opportunity to see the first available doctor in as little as 10 to 15 minutes. However, the exact consult time will depend on the complexity of your case and the thoroughness required by the healthcare provider to make an informed decision.

  • Absolutely, it is safe to get an online prescription from DrHouse. We are committed to ensuring the highest standards of patient safety and privacy.

    All our providers are highly qualified US-based physicians and often affiliated with major hospitals. They are board-certified and from the top U.S. medical schools with an average of 20 years of experience.

    We strictly adhere to HIPAA regulations, ensuring your personal and medical information is kept secure and confidential. Also, we comply with all applicable state and federal laws related to telehealth and the prescribing of medications.

    Therefore, you can rest assured knowing that your safety and privacy are our top priorities when you use DrHouse’s services.

  • DrHouse strives to provide accessible and affordable telehealth services. DrHouse urgent care, primary care, and specialist visits are $129 or your copay. This includes everything from your initial consultation through to the prescription of your medication.

    The cost of a doctor’s visit may be covered fully by your insurance. A typical copay is around $25. We recommend checking with your insurance provider to understand the extent of your coverage for telehealth services.

    To learn more about how much DrHouse costs, visit our pricing page

  • Yes, DrHouse accepts most major insurances, including Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna, and Medicare. The extent of coverage may vary depending on your individual plan.

  • Our physicians are able to prescribe up to a 90-day prescription without labs for any previously prescribed medication if it’s medically appropriate and is not classified as a controlled substance.

    DrHouse physicians also don’t prescribe Gabapentin, medical marijuana, muscle relaxants, and HRT medications.

    DrHouse physicians use their medical judgment to determine whether to prescribe and the duration.

    In certain cases, the prescription may be limited to 30 days or less. There also may be a 12-month cap for some prescriptions without labs. For medications requiring annual monitoring (such as blood work or imaging), the maximum prescription limit is 90 days within a year without labs.

    DrHouse physicians can refer patients to labs for longer prescription periods or refills.