Desyrel (Trazodone Hydrochloride) is used for the treatment of depression. It is a serious and common medical illness that negatively affects how you feel, how you act, and the way you think. It causes feelings of sadness or a loss of interest in activities once enjoyed. This medication may help to improve your mood, appetite, and energy level. This will also decrease anxiety and insomnia that is related to depression.
How does Desyrel (Trazodone Hydrochloride) work?
Desyrel (Trazodone Hydrochloride) affects the chemical messengers. It is the neurotransmitters within the brain that nerves use to communicate with each other. The major neurotransmitters are norepinephrine, acetylcholine, serotonin, and dopamine.
Many experts believe that an imbalance among the different neurotransmitters is the cause of depression. It probably improves symptoms of depression by inhibiting the uptake of serotonin by nerves in the brain. This results in more serotonin to stimulate other nerves.
This drug helps to restore that balance of a certain natural chemical, which is serotonin in the brain.
Why use Desyrel (Trazodone Hydrochloride)?
Desyrel (Trazodone Hydrochloride) is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor. This is an antidepressant medication for oral administration. Each tablet contains 50mg, 100mg, 150mg, or 300mg of Trazodone Hydrochloride. In 1981, this has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
How to use Desyrel (Trazodone Hydrochloride)?
The initial starting dose is usually 150mg per day. It will be increased by 50mg per day every 3 to 7 days.
For the treatment of depression, the dose for adults is 150-600mg per day of regular tablets. This medication should be taken after a meal or light snack to lessen the risk of dizziness.
For insomnia, the recommended dose is 25-75mg.
Take the medication at the same time each day. Use it exactly as directed by your doctor. Do not change the dosage without consulting your doctor.
What are the side-effects of Desyrel (Trazodone Hydrochloride)?
- Changes in weight
- Blurred vision
- Much pain/ache
- Bad taste in the mouth
- Dry mouth
- Stuffy nose
- Changes in sexual ability or interest
Warnings and Precautions
- Before taking this drug, let your doctor know if you have any allergies or current medications. Tell also to your doctor if you have heart problems, anemia, and kidney or liver problems.
- This is not recommended for pregnant women or breastfeeding women. Talk to your doctor first.
- Keep this and the rest of your medications away from the reach of children.