Trazodone side effects: What should I look for?
Trazodone side effects: An overview
Trazodone side effects usually cannot be anticipated. If you notice any
Trazodone side effects however, you should notify your physician immediately.
Along with the benefits of any medicine, there are almost always some unwanted
effects. While many or most of these effects may not occur, if they do you
should call your physician or get medical attention immediately.
Trazodone side effects that require immediate attention:
Painful and inappropriate erection of the penis continuing for an extended
period of time. In this case you should stop taking this medicine and check
with your doctor immediately.
You need to check with your doctor as soon as possible if any the following
Trazodone side effects occur:
Fainting; muscle tremors; confusion
Unusual excitement; skin rash: fast or slow heartbeat
Symptoms of overdosage of Trazodone
Loss of muscle coordination; nausea and vomiting; drowsiness
While many other Trazodone side effects may occur that usually do not require
medical attention, these side effects may go away as treatment progresses and
your body adjusts to the medicine. However, you should check with your doctor if
the following Trazodone side effects continue or become more bothersome:
Unpleasant taste; nausea and vomiting; dryness of mouth; dizziness or
Unusual tiredness or weakness; muscle aches or pains; constipation; blurred
While other Trazodone side effects not listed above may also occur in some
patients, if you notice any other side effects while taking Trazodone or any
other medicine you need to check with your doctor immediately.
Information adapted from Consumer
Reports Consumer Drug Reference
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Licensed Psychologist Ph.D. Candidate
(Health and Geriatric Psychologist)