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Trazadone is a custom pharmacy drug, a potent medication classified in the family of medications known as serotonin modulators. As a serotonin modulator, trazadone has shown effectiveness in increasing serotonin in the brain, which may, in some patients, help to stabilize mental balance.


Trazadone, like many drugs and medications, can be compounded into various forms of delivery at your doctor's request. Talk to your doctor about what form is best for your condition. Most often, trazadone is given as a tablet or extended-release tablet. Patients prescribed regular tablets should take this medication with a small amount of food, reasonable meal, or snack. Regular tablets are typically given 2 or more times per day as directed by a doctor. Extended-release tablets are typically taken at bedtime on an empty stomach. Ask your doctor for more information and specific instructions relevant to your condition and prescription.


Side effects may differ from patient to patient. Some users may experience no side effects at all while others may experience one side effect, several, or many. Watch for side effects while using this medication. Common side effects seen with trazadone are listed below.

  • Lightheadedness
  • Dizzy Feeling
  • Feeling Unsteady
  • Nausea and/or Vomiting
  • Headache
  • Bad Taste in Mouth
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Changes in Appetite
  • Weight Change
  • Weakness
  • Nervousness
  • Confusion
  • Decreased Ability to Concentrate
  • Nightmares
  • Muscle Pain
  • Dry Mouth
  • Rash
  • Sweating
  • Change in Sexual Desire
  • Change in Sexual Ability
  • Uncontrollable Shaking
  • Ringing in Ears
  • Red, Tired, or Itchy Eyes
  • Burning, Numbness, or Tingling (arms, legs, hands, feet)
  • Decreased Coordination

Watch for side effects all through your course and seek medical assistance if you feel it is needed or if any side effect seems to be getting worse or persisting.

Severe Side Effects Overview:

You may experience severe side effects that require prompt medical treatment. If you experience a severe side effect, or anything that even feels severe, see your doctor right away or seek immediate medical help. Some of the more common severe side effects are listed below but please note that this list is in no way complete. Your experience may be unique. Talk to your doctor and get a full overview of all potential side effects.

  • Seizures
  • Fainting
  • Feeling Short of Breath
  • Unusual Bruising
  • Abnormal Bleeding
  • Loss of Consciousness (coma)
  • Chest Pain
  • Fast/Accelerated Heartbeat
  • Pounding or Irregular Heartbeat


Never use any drug without your doctor's approval. Your doctor will decide if a drug is safe for your use. Trazadone should never be taken unless you have seen your doctor and had a medical screening and consultation, and she or he has decided the drug is appropriate and safe for your usage.

Trazadone is contraindicated in some cases. Talk to your doctor about all the possible contraindications relevant to you.

WARNING: Ask your doctor about the risks of serotonin syndrome.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Trazadone may be contraindicated or inadvisable for some patients. Talk to your doctor about the risks, warnings, and potential contraindications associated with this drug.

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