Full instructions, dosage information and potential known side effects are all available in the leaflet that comes with the prescription product. If you require any advice or assistance with placing your order, please donâ€™t hesitate to contact our team.
How do I take/use this medicine?
Take Trazodone exactly as directed by your doctor. Do not take more or less than instructed by your doctor.
Do not take Trazodone for a longer period of time than instructed by your doctor.
You may need to take Trazodone for some time before the full benefits can be felt. Continue taking it even when you feel better and do not stop taking it unless advised by your doctor to do so.
Trazodone must be taken as directed for it to work well. Do not stop taking it unless instructed by your doctor. Your condition may worsen if the medicine is stopped suddenly.
Take Trazodone shortly after a meal or a light snack.
Trazodone may be available as a capsule, tablet or controlled-release tablet.
If you have been given the controlled-release tablet, swallow it whole with a glass of water. Do not chew, crush or cut it unless your doctor has told you to do so.
What should I take note of while using/taking this medicine?
Alert your doctor if you have any of these conditions:
- heart, liver or kidney disease
- previous stroke
- history of epilepsy (fits) or head injury
- alcoholism or drug addiction
- suicidal thoughts or attempts
Inform your doctor if you are going to have electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). You may need to stop Trazodone before starting ECT.
If you are going for an operation, including minor operations and dental work, inform your doctor or dentist that you are taking Trazodone.
When should I not use this medicine?
Alert the doctor if you had a recent heart attack or if you have other psychiatric conditions such as bipolar disorder.
Alert the doctor if you are pregnant or if you become pregnant while being treated with Trazodone.
Do not breastfeed while being treated with Trazodone. Alert your doctor if you are breastfeeding.
Trazodone is not meant for use in children and teenagers.
Are there any restrictions on the type of food I can take?
Why do I need this medicine?
Trazodone helps you to cope with feelings of depression and anxiety.
What side effects could I experience?
Trazodone may cause drowsiness, dizziness or blurred vision. If you experience any of these symptoms, do not drive or take part in any activity in which you need to be alert.
You may feel dizzy when getting up from a sitting or lying down position, especially if you are taking Trazodone for the first time or if your dose is still being adjusted. This is normal and should disappear gradually as you get used to the medicine. It will help if you get up slowly from a sitting or lying down position.
Other common side effects include headache, tiredness, constipation, rash and an unpleasant taste in the mouth. Trazodone may also cause nausea and dry mouth. You can chew on sugarless gums to reduce the discomfort caused by nausea and dry mouth.
Other side effects are less common but may need immediate medical help. Alert your doctor immediately if you experience any of these symptoms:
- suicidal or aggressive behaviour especially when treatment has just begun or when your dose is being adjusted
- persistent or inappropriate erection
- unusual movements such as shaky or trembling hands or legs
- confusion or feeling disoriented
- chest pain
- yellow colouration of the skin or eyes
Alert your doctor if you experience any other side effects while being treated with Trazodone or if your side effects are severe or refuse to go away.
How should I store this medicine?
Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children.
Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.
Can I take/use this with other medicines?
Do not take Trazodone if you are taking or have taken other mood medicines known as monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) in the last 14 days. Some examples of MAOIs include isocarboxazid, phenelzine, moclobemide, selegiline and tranylcypromine. Alert your doctor immediately if you are taking or have taken any of these medicines or other MAOIs.
Alert your doctor if you are taking any of these medicines:
- other antidepressants or mood medicines such as venlafaxine, fluoxetine
- heart medicines such as amiodarone, digoxin
- blood-thinning medicines such as warfarin
- HIV medicines such as ritonavir and indinavir
- weight loss medication such as sibutramine
- epilepsy medicines such as carbamazepine and phenytoin
- antifungals such as ketoconazole
- antibiotics such as erythromycin, linezolid
Always inform your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.