Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions. To lessen stomach upset and to reduce dizziness and lightheadedness, take the regular tablet with or shortly after a meal or light snack. Take the extended-release tablet at the same time each day, preferably at bedtime, without food.
Does food affect trazodone?
Taking trazodone with food may decrease gastrointestinal side effects. People may experience visual disturbances—seeing visual trails or afterimages when their eyes move. Generally, these side effects subside over time and are less frequent with lower dosages.
What foods interact with trazodone?
Notes for Consumers: Do not take Trazodone and Grapefruit Juice or grapefruit-containing foods together without talking to your health care provider. Side effects from Trazodone may be increased which can increase the risk of a dangerous change in heartbeat or heart rhythm.
Do I have to take trazodone with food?
As trazodone can make you feel sleepy, taking it at bedtime may help if you’re having trouble sleeping. If you have a larger dose, your doctor may suggest that you split it and take it twice a day. You should take trazodone after food to reduce the chances of feeling sick.
Can trazodone be taken on an empty stomach?
Trazodone comes as a tablet and as an extended-release (long-lasting) tablet to take by mouth. The tablet is usually taken with a meal or light snack two or more times a day. The extended-release tablet is usually taken once a day at bedtime on an empty stomach, either one hour before or two hours after a meal.
Is 50mg of trazodone a lot?
When prescribed for sleep, trazodone can be taken as a 50 mg to 100 mg dose at bedtime. If needed, the dose can be increased to up to 200 mg at bedtime to help with sleep. Those with both depression and sleep problems may need a higher dose in some cases — up to 300 mg at bedtime.
What should you not mix with trazodone?
Drugs you should not use with trazodone
Examples of these drugs include: Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs), such as isocarboxazid, phenelzine, tranylcypromine, or selegiline. You shouldn’t take trazodone with MAOIs or within 14 days of taking them. Taking these drugs together raises your risk for serotonin syndrome.
How much trazodone should I take for sleep?
Trazodone is most often prescribed at doses between 25mg to 100mg as a sleep aid. However, studies show lower dosages of trazodone are effective and may cause less daytime sleepiness and fewer side effects because the drug is short acting.
Why does trazodone say take with food?
In the case of Trazodone, we counsel patients to take the immediate release tablets with food in order to: Slow down how quickly the drug is absorbed by the body in order to extend how long the medication works.
Can I have a glass of wine while taking trazodone?
Drinking alcohol while taking trazodone can be dangerous. Trazodone may amplify some of the effects of alcohol, which can lead to dangerous levels of intoxication and even overdose and death. The combination can also cause extreme drowsiness, which can lead to accidents and falls.
Does trazodone work right away for sleep?
A handful of studies have shown that trazodone may improve sleep during the first two weeks of treatment. But the drug hasn’t been well-studied for longer than six weeks for people whose primary problem is insomnia.
How long does it take for trazodone to clear your system?
After a single dose in a healthy adult, trazodone will be mostly out of your system in one to three days. For trazodone the half-life is approximately 5 to 13 hours.
Can trazodone cause stomach issues?
Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, drowsiness, dizziness, tiredness, blurred vision, changes in weight, headache, muscle ache/pain, dry mouth, bad taste in the mouth, stuffy nose, constipation, or change in sexual interest/ability may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.