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Desyrel Medication - Uses & Side Effects

trazodone

Pronunciation: TRAH zoe done
Brand: Desyrel, Desyrel Dividose

Trazodone is in a class of medications known as serotonin modulators. Trazodone is used to treat depression. It works by increasing the amount of serotonin, a natural substance in the brain that helps to maintain mental balance.

Desyrel Dosage

  • The usual starting dosage for adults is a total of 150 milligrams per day, divided into 2 or more smaller doses. Your doctor may also increase your dose by 50 milligrams per day every 3 or 4 days. But the total dosage should not exceed 400 milligrams per day, divided into smaller doses.
  • The safety and effectiveness of Desyrel have not been established in children below 18 years of age.
  • Take this medication exactly as it was prescribed for you. Do not take the medication in larger amounts, or take it for longer than recommended by your doctor.

Uses of Desyrel

  • Trazodone is used to relieve symptoms of depression such as worthlessness, or guilt; loss of interest in daily activities; changes in appetite; tiredness; sleeping too much; insomnia.
  • It is also sometimes used to treat schizophrenia, anxiety, alcohol abuse, and abnormal, uncontrollable movements that may be caused by side effects of other medications.

Side Effects of Desyrel

Before taken Desyrel medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor.  If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Desyrel. Side effects may include:

  • Abdominal or stomach disorder
  • Blurred vision
  • Confusion
  • Decreased appetite
  • Diarrhea
  • Excitement
  • Fainting
  • Swelling
  • Headache
  • Low blood pressure
  • Nasal or sinus congestion
  • Tremors

Warnings and precautions before taking Desyrel

  • After taken desyrel, it may cause you to become drowsy or less alert and may also affect your judgment. So you should not drive or operate dangerous machinery or participate in any activity that requires full mental alertness.
  • If you have heart disease, then you should be used drug with caution. Because desyrel can cause irregular heartbeats.
  • You should also tell your doctor what herbal products you are taking, especially such as St. John's wort.
  • Do not take this medication without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant or could become pregnant during treatment.
  • If you are having surgery, such as dental surgery, then you should tell the doctor or dentist that you are taking trazodone.

Drug Interaction :-

If you are taking Desyrel with certain other drugs, then it may be increased, decreased, or altered the effects of medicine. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Desyrel with the following:

  • Antidepressant drugs known as MAO inhibitors, including Nardil and Parnate
  • Barbiturates such as Seconal
  • Central nervous system depressants such as Demerol and Halcion
  • Digoxin (Lanoxin)
  • Other antidepressants such as Prozac and Norpramin
  • Phenytoin (Dilantin)
  • Warfarin (Coumadin)
Overdose

After taken Desyrel if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect. Symptoms of a Desyrel overdose may include:

  • Breathing failure
  • Drowsiness
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Prolonged
  • Seizures
  • Vomiting


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