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    What is Trazodone?

    Trazodone is an antidepressant that belongs to the SARIs (serotonin receptor antagonists and reuptake inhibitors) group of drugs. It works by helping to restore the natural balance of serotonin in the brain. Trazodone is a prescription medication that a licensed medical doctor must prescribe. 

    What Does Trazodone Treat?

    Trazodone is most commonly prescribed for those suffering from Major Depressive Disorder. It may also help improve your mood, appetite, and energy level and decrease any anxiety or insomnia related to your depression

    Other conditions Trazodone treats include:

    Side Effects of Trazodone

    Like all medications, trazodone can cause side effects. Some of the side effects can include: 

    Common side effects

    • Headache

    • Constipation

    • Dry mouth

    • Overly tired feeling

    Serious side effects

    • Long-lasting and painful erection (in men)

    • Seizure

    • Abnormal heartbeat

    • Yellowed skin or whites of the eye turn yellow

    • Suicidal or self-harm thoughts

    Contact your doctor immediately if you’re experiencing one of the above side effects. 

    It is important that you do not take St. John’s wort (natural depression remedy) while taking Trazodone as it can increase your risk of side effects. 

    These declarations come from the manufacturer of this medication and should not constitute medical advice. Please consult a doctor to see if this medication is right for you and how you should use it. Relief Seeker provides information about products and their manufacturers and does not offer any medical advice.