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Below are Trazodone reviews, ratings, comments submitted by patients and caregivers. Based on a total of 16 ratings/reviews, Trazodone has an overall score of 7.75. The effectiveness score is 8.62 and the side effect score is 7.75. The scores are on ten point scale: 10 - best, 1 - worst. This information is not vetted and should not be cosidered as clinical evidence.
 

Trazodone review by 37 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Sleep Disorder, insomnia
Dosage & duration:   150 mg taken daily for the period of 2+ years
Other conditions:   Fibromyalgia, Depression
Other drugs taken:   Tramadol, Effexor XR
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   I was able to fall asleep and stay asleep.
Side effects:   I do not experience side effects IF I practice these other habits: not drink any coffee after 10 am; I have to take the drug between 9:30 and 10:15 pm and go to sleep then. If I take the drug after 10:30pm, I will be woozy and drugged the next day. If I have to stay up later for any reason, then I can't take the drug and therefore will have insomnia and interrupted sleep.
Comments:   Take 150 mg at bedtime and go to sleep immediately thereafter.

 

Trazodone review by 27 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   insomnia
Dosage & duration:   50mg taken nightly for the period of 4 years
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   relief of insomnia
Side effects:   grogginess in the morning
Comments:   50mg nightly

 

Trazodone review by 27 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   Moderate Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   insomnia
Dosage & duration:   25mg taken nightly for the period of 4 years
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Sleeping through the night
Side effects:   Grogginess in the morning
Comments:   Nightly use, one hour before bed.

 

Trazodone review by 54 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   depression/difficulty sleeping
Dosage & duration:   50mg/night taken nightly for the period of three years
Other conditions:   hay fever
Other drugs taken:   over-the-counter antihistamine
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   I took it before bed, and it helped me get to sleep. It also helped me cope during a difficult time emotionally.
Side effects:   The drug is an anti-depressant. The side effect was sleepiness, which is also therapeutic when taken at night.
Comments:   Ongoing treatment for several years with 50 mg at bedtime.

 

Trazodone review by 54 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Moderately Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Fibromyalgia
Dosage & duration:   25mg taken 1 pill at night for the period of 2 years
Other conditions:   Insomnia
Other drugs taken:   Premarin
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   This medication greatly helped me to sleep well. I felt more restored after a nights sleep. I no longer had trouble going to sleep and no trouble with waking up in the middle of the night, and not being able to get back to sleep. Unfortunately this medication did not seem to help with the Fibromyalgia very much.
Side effects:   It put a damper on my libido. I wasn't much interested in having relations with my husband. He was not too pleased with this. I wasn't happy with this side effect either since it is not very good for a marital relationship.
Comments:   I was to take this medication once a day. At one time the dosage was increased to 50mg but with the decrease in my libido and too much grogginess in the morning my dosage was reduced to 25mg. This seemed to do well in helping me to sleep better.

 

Trazodone review by 51 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Insomnia/poor sleep quality
Dosage & duration:   .5 mg. taken nightly for the period of 2 years
Other conditions:   Fibromyalgia
Other drugs taken:   Cymbalta
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Could fairly quickly fall asleep, and usually stay alseep, with little "sleep hangover" problem that most other medications result in. I could function in the morning. My general health started improving (fewer flues and colds, headaches, stress and depression, and I had much, much less pain as I started getting regular sleep.
Side effects:   Some constipation, maybe dry mouth and eyes (not sure if there is a direct cause and effect, but definitely an overlap in timing). About three months ago I started waking up during the night (anywhere from 12:30 am to 3 am) without being able to go back to sleep. Have tried numerous other medications and they all had much, much worse side effects that trazodone.
Comments:   I'm not sure what you mean by this, I take trazodone nightly, and have taken it for at least two years. My worst experience from other sleep medications came from ambien (well before my doctor had even heard of the side effects I was having, nor were they listed on the medication or mentioned in the news). I also take cymbalta in conjunction with trazadone, which also supposedly helps you sleep, but the cymbalta alone is not effective for sleep at all for me.

 

Trazodone review by 41 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Insomnia
Dosage & duration:   50mg taken 1/day for the period of 5 years
Other conditions:   depression
Other drugs taken:   effexor
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Trazodone allows me to fall asleep within ten minutes and sleep through the night, awaking in the morning without grogginess.
Side effects:   I have noticed no side effects. I have never needed to increase my dosage over the course of five years, and when I skip a dose, my insomnia is exactly what it was before taking trazodone, no worse.
Comments:   50 mg taken with water directly before bed puts me to sleep within ten minutes or so. I wake up 7-8 hours later (unless forced to get up earlier by my alarm clock) without feeling drugged or groggy. The insomnia being treated was the kind where I was able to fall asleep after about a half hour in bed, but then I would wake up again after a couple of hours and be unable to fall back asleep. This mild, nonaddictive drug has successfully addressed the insomnia that has affected me since childhood.

 

Trazodone review by 40 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   insomnia
Dosage & duration:   25 mg taken every night for the period of 3 years
Other conditions:   RLS
Other drugs taken:   wellbutrin, requip
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Helps me to sleep although does NOT help RLS. I sleep through the night now with requip to still my legs and trazodone to help me sleep. It has made a HUGE difference. I went through a sleep study prior to taking these meds and it turned out I was not getting any sustained deep sleep.
Side effects:   At first I was terrible groggy, but I adjusted.
Comments:   I take it every night about 1/2 hour before I go to bed. If i wait too late, i am tired in the morning but it is worth it!

 

Trazodone review by 36 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   sleeplessness associated with depression
Dosage & duration:   50 mg - I almost always broke in half taken as needed for sleep for the period of about six months
Other conditions:   depression
Other drugs taken:   fish oil and b-100 complex
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   It helped me sleep, which at the time was miraculous.
Side effects:   Bad taste in mouth but the sleep was worth it.
Comments:   If I could tell I was going to have a hard time sleeping, I was supposed to take the medecine about 45 minutes before going to bed. Sometimes it was hard to realize/remember to take it ahead of time like that, but it was so fast-acting that wasn't really a problem. I'm little, 5'2 and 120 lbs, and the doctor said it was okay to break them in half so I mostly did. After about fifteen minutes I would get drowsy and then I would get a nice night's sleep. This was incredibly valuable and it was no problem to go off the medication at the end of treatment because I was only taking it when I needed it anyway, only a couple times a week at the worst point. The halitosis might have actually made it easier to stop taking--I had to really want the sleep and be willing to put up with the foul taste in my mouth. But if I needed the sleep badly enough it was really worth it.

 

Trazodone review by 57 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   Severe Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   fibromyalgia
Dosage & duration:   100mg at night taken nightly for the period of 4 weeks
Other conditions:   depresssion
Other drugs taken:   cymbalta
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   sleep
Side effects:   terrible pain in my upper right back below ribs and right side.
Comments:   The doctor does not believe I had this side effects because I took trazaone 2 weeks before I started the cymbalta. When I took the first trazadone this terrible pain begain. I tested not taking it and the pain almost completely subsided but was scared to completely stop. I did this 2 times. Then he started me on cymbalta. I had been on cymbalta for almost 2 weeks when he finally agreed I could stop the trazadone. By this time the cymbalta was in my system and I continue to have these back pains. Can anyone share with me

 

Trazodone review by 19 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   insomnia/ a bit of depression
Dosage & duration:   50mg taken every night before bed for the period of 1 month so far
Other conditions:   .
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   They sometimes help me sleep throughout the night. Some nights when I feel really depressed, I feel like taking more.. but never do. Those were the nights that were really hard for me to fall asleep, even after taking the trazodone.
Side effects:   I've only been on trazodone for about a month now, but already I experience a bad taste in my mouth. Also when im just lying down and relaxing I get this sharpe pain in my right ribs as well as down my right side into my mid back. It only began when I started taking this medication.
Comments:   ..

 

Trazodone review by 35 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Chronic severe insomnia
Dosage & duration:   150-200 mg. taken daily for the period of 9 years
Other conditions:   Mild acne
Other drugs taken:   Diane 35
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   This medication was the only thing that was able to put me to sleep regularly after over 20 years of chronic insomnia!
Side effects:   There were no side effects.
Comments:   I usually took 150 mg. per night. Occasionally it would have trouble falling asleep again, and then I would increase the dose to 200 mg. for a few days. I would then go back to 150 mg. once I got back into a regular sleeping pattern. Although Trazodone is a mild anti-depressant, I did not notice any difference in my mood.

 

Trazodone review by 61 year old male patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Ineffective
Side effects:   Extremely Severe Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   insomnia
Dosage & duration:   50 mg taken once at bedtime for the period of 5 days
Other conditions:   leukemia in re-mission/high white blood cell counts
Other drugs taken:   vicodin/valium/codine/attivan/temazipam/gleevec
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   it was not good,had to dismiss previous primary doctor&ortopedic surgeon as my best interests were not of thier concern,I now have a new primary doctor&orthopedic surgeon as both knew about fractured clavicle/shouder rotocuff completely ripped,i now am faced with some life changing desisions with a scambleled mind,would like to warn about some docters that address,medi cal&medicare patients
Side effects:   after emergency of going cold turkey,on previous meds,new docter advised me to use only,vicodin,attvan,gleevec,effecsor,aspiran.I now feel like i have lost my mind,after taking 50 mg of trazodone nightly.
Comments:   ongoing daily reports to new doctor,with a third party involed,in any decisions, please desregard any misspelling-confused easily now,trazadone made me sick to my stomach,appetite down,all my body allmost in an upheaval,can not sleep,hard to eat,sleep depraveted and know off my vitamins too.I feel like i have jumped out of the pan into the fire.

 

Trazodone review by 49 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   problem staying asleep
Dosage & duration:   50mg taken once daily for the period of 2 years on and off
Other conditions:   depression
Other drugs taken:   Clariton , Flonase for allergy
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   I am able to fall alseep within the 30 minutes of taking the drug. The drug helps with anxiety so I worry less while waiting to fall asleep. I usually wake up only once to use the bathroom compared to 2-3 times when I didn't have the drug. I wake up refreshed and it Cheap too.
Side effects:   The drug is not physically addicting but can be habit forming for pychological reasons.
Comments:   Take one Tablet by Mouth at bedtime.

 

Trazodone review by 57 year old male patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   hard time getting asleep
Dosage & duration:   100 mg taken every night for the period of 5 years
Other conditions:   depression
Other drugs taken:   bupropion
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Trazodone seems to help me to fall asleep faster and sleep longer. I had been having a hard time getting to sleep at night with insomia type effects. I would toss and turn and would have a hard time relaxing and would think about things that would make it hard for me to fall asleep. I started out at 200 mg, which would make me drozy in the mornings, and then changed to 100 mg which enabled me to get to sleep and not have such a side effect.
Side effects:   At first some drozyness in the morning when taking 200mg, then after lowering the dose to 100 mg., the side effects seemed to subside. I have not noticed any side effects since then except that if I do not have the drug, I will have an extremely hard time getting asleep.
Comments:   I take 100 mg. each night when I go to bed. I take this drug seven days a week.

 

Trazodone review by 55 year old male patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Waking early
Dosage & duration:   75mg. taken every night for the period of 18 years
Other conditions:   some anxiety
Other drugs taken:   .5mg alprazolam
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Never had a problem falling asleep but would wake to early and Trazodone makes me sleep thru the night without waking early and after 7 to 9 hours of sleep I feel fine in the morning. Wonder drug where I've never had to increase the dosage for same effect over 18 years.
Side effects:   Annoyance of having to call doctor for refills and go to pharmacy for 18 years
Comments:   75mg. before bedtime and I sleet thru the night every night for 18 years. Once in a while I would forget to take it and not know that until I woke early and concerned why it was'nt working that night, but next morning I would see the 1/2 pill still on the table with a glass of water. To me it was the best unintended test of whether I still needed it, I did.
 


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