Trazodone(Desyrel) being a psychoactive drug has anti depressant anxiolytic, as well as hypnotic properties. It can be useful in treating depression, anxiety disorder including sleeplessness, tension and even chronic pain.
Do not use Trazodone if:
you are allergic to any ingredient in Trazodone or nefazodone;
you are taking sodium oxybate (GHB).
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
Some medical conditions may interact with Trazodone . Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:
if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances
if you have heart disease including irregular heartbeat or have had a heart attack
if you have a history of depression or suicidal tendencies
if you are scheduled to have surgery
if you consume alcoholic beverages
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Trazodone . Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:
Carbamazepine, ethanol, ginkgo biloba, HIV protease inhibitors (eg, ritonavir), phenothiazines (eg, thioridazine), or serotonin reuptake inhibitors (eg, fluoxetine) because side effects, such as increased drowsiness or blurred vision, may occur
Buspirone, carbamazepine, digoxin, hydantoins (eg, phenytoin), itraconazole, ketoconazole, nefazodone, serotonin reuptake inhibitors (eg, fluoxetine), or sodium oxybate (GHB) because the risk of their side effects may be increased by Trazodone
Anticoagulants (eg, warfarin) because they may decrease Trazodone s effectiveness. Your doctor may want to adjust your dose while taking Trazodone