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Trazodone side effects: What should I look for?

 

Trazodone side effects: An overview

Trazodone dosage HCl 50 mgTrazodone 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:

Rare

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:

Less Common

Fainting; muscle tremors; confusion

Rare

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:

More common

Unpleasant taste; nausea and vomiting; dryness of mouth; dizziness or lightheadedness; drowsiness

Less common

Unusual tiredness or weakness; muscle aches or pains; constipation; blurred vision; diarrhea

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

Medication picture by permission of Drugs.Com

Additional Information and webpage by Paul Susic  MA Licensed Psychologist   Ph.D. Candidate  (Health and Geriatric Psychologist)  

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