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Also known as: Desyrel, Desyrel Dividose, Oleptro

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Trazodone Rating Summary

7.4/10 Average Rating

380 Ratings with 322 User Reviews

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Reviews for Trazodone to treat Insomnia

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"Took this medicine July 2015- early December 2015 for insomnia, with the dosage at 25 mg, and this stuff really knocked me out for 9 hours straight every night. However, it left groggy until the evening next day, even with Caffiene. Afterwards, I stupidly decided to see if I could go without Trazadone for sleep and I slept really badly for the next month, until I started the Trazadone back up. This time, the Trazadone worked for about 3 days before it stopped working, even with me bumping up the dosage being 100mg. Sure it MAYBE can help with sleep, just don't develop a reliance on them."

   
5.0

notwhatiexpected (taken for 1 to 6 months) February 8, 2016

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"I work nights and have struggled to sleep during the day for over a year. I've tried melatonin, otc sleep aids, completely darkened room, etc etc. I went to my doc last week and was prescribed trazodone to start at 25 mg. I still didn't sleep better than usual. Yesterday I took the 50 mg and became violently ill an hour after, my heart was racing for remainder of the day and I was dizzy. I admit I was terrified I was dying because I'd never felt that way before. Needless to say, I'm not going to continue with this drug."

   
1.0

AmberinTN February 4, 2016

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"Need to take with another med. Sometimes feel groggy next day."

   
5.0

emeraldeyesinnj (taken for 6 months to 1 year) February 3, 2016

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"I've suffered from insomnia most of my adult life, tried several meds but usually woke up cranky and zoned out. I was prescribed Trazadone and I am getting my full 8 hours every night. Pleasant dreams with no hangover, I highly recommend this product but of course everyone will react differently, I'm 48 and I'm finally sleeping a full night, I am completely happy with this product"

   
10

Zane 1967 February 2, 2016

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"25mg puts me to sleep but I wake during night repeatedly. 50mg puts me to sleep but I still wake up during night, maybe a bit less%u2026 AND I get medicine head/fog in the morning, which I don't like. I like when my morning coffee clears the cobwebs, but with this drug, the cobwebs hang around so I'm left wondering, "why bother taking it?". Gonna take 50mg tonight just because I need to get a better night's sleep than last 2 w/out it. Desperate so trying again."

   
5.0

SMB2016 January 28, 2016

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"I take 200mg of trazadone every night and still do not sleep all night Have began to notice night sweats every night wake up all clothing and bed damp from the sweats, any one else have this problem ? I have been taking this med for two years and this has just started recently . Not a comfortable feeling and still no real sleep ."

   
4.0

littlemama83301 (taken for 2 to 5 years) January 27, 2016

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"Couldn't sleep. Dr prescribed 50mg and 10 minutes after taking this medicine I felt extreme anxiety and felt panic . Heart racing. Looked it up immediately and saw it was a side effect with some people. But it is not scarier than not sleeping. Will tell Dr next time I go in what happened. Now just up when I can't sleep and hoping there is something that will help. I tried ambien which worked for a while but had an episode of sleep walking on it. I don't know what else there is to try. Did all the natural otc stuff and exercised more but I still wake up in the middle of the night and can't fall asleep again. Healthy 54 year old woman, 110lbs 5'4. Widowed started happening after my husband passed away tried antidepressants too"

   
1.0

Cocodrie1961 (taken for less than 1 month) January 24, 2016

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"I'm 21, and in the military so high stress job and long hours. I used to go to sleep at approximately 11-1AM and have wake up at 0430 for PT. This medication has helped me immensely. I got it prescribed after coming back from leave and having jetlag, and not being able to sleep more than three hours. I would wake up feeling slightly "refreshed" and unable to go back to sleep. I've had issues sleeping since I was about 8/9 years old. I didn't do nearly as well as I wanted to in high school due to sleep issues and what not. But now that I'm on trazadone I feel much more productive. In bed by 8:20, asleep by 8:45/9:00 on weekdays.I sleep an amazing 8,7 hours. Heartbeat was fast the first time, and last night. I feel confident, organized."

Anonymous January 20, 2016

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"5-6 hours after taking 50mg I'm still wide awake. It's been helpful only when I've taken 20mg Baclofen with it and 50mg Tramadol. Otherwise I toss and turn, wake up constantly throughout the night, and only start to fall into a deep sleep around 7am, right before I have to get up. I haven't experienced any side effects yet. I don't wake up groggy"

   
1.0

Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months) January 19, 2016

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"OMG, this medicines is the worse for your health. I'm a 38 year old female diagnosed with anxiety and insomnia in July and by the middle of Nov I was in almost complete liver failure. 22 days in the hospital for them to figure out it was the trazadone. Do not take.... or discuss this side of effects with your doctor,as they will not tell you this is one of the side effects"

   
1.0

Alli schnyder January 16, 2016

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"Last night was the first night that I have had a full restful sleep since I was eighteen and I am 72 years old. I was not groggy and did not have a hangover. I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia in 1996 and I could not tell if the muscle aches were from the fibromyalgia or the medication but the muscle aches disappeared after I got up and moved around. I am grateful that my doctor prescribed Trazodone."

   
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CartWheelie (taken for less than 1 month) January 15, 2016

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"My doctor prescribed Trazodone as a miracle cure for my insomnia. On the first night I took a 50 mg pill and I did not sleep at all. In the morning I had strong palpitations, hand tremor, dry mouth and eyes and panic disorder symptoms. I had to stop the drug immediately. I felt frustrated. Back to Ambien."

   
1.0

Helô Tucker January 10, 2016

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"Gave me flu like symptoms. Literally felt sick on it with muscle aches and fatigue along with burning eyes . Took around 3 quarters of 50mg pill. I took it only twice and can't stand its effect . I'm going to go back ambien ."

   
1.0

Trazdone userooo January 8, 2016

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"I take it around 10 pm and I don't sleep till around 4 pm"

   
3.0

Jockire January 4, 2016

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"After trying everything else, Trazodone has been a blessing for me to fall asleep and get a good nights sleep."

   
9.0

Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months) December 15, 2015

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"Alright guys! If you are thinking about starting the use of Trazodone for your insomnia, Go ahead and take it without a second thought. Definitely changed my life a 100 times better. I was having mild insomnia, but it then progressed to severe insomnia and I had to break the loop. Natural supplements don't do the trick when your body is used to sleeping so less. Take Trazodone and slowly wean off when your body starts sleeping better. And yeah, no side effects (1st week was bad headaches and grogginess but they go away). "

   
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adilmd December 13, 2015

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"I am very sensitive to drugs. So I was put on 25 megs of Trazadone. It worked for about a week then I got very sensitive to it and it knocked me out. My eyes and nose hurt and I was very tired. So I had to go off it. I ended up in a crisis center until things settled down. This drug did not do good for me."

   
2.0

Fancy Feather (taken for less than 1 month) December 13, 2015

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"Over the course of my regular meds. I found Tranzadone to be less effective. 50 mg dose gave me strange and odd dreams. When my psychiatrist up the dosage to 150 mg. of Trazodone dreams got even Weirder and felt like my dream was more of a reality. Go Figure"

   
4.0

JAGUARELISE December 5, 2015

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"Been taking trazodone for about 5 years, but in the past two years have had severe cough about 10-20 minutes after taking 50mg. It works for sleep, but the cough is definitely a bad side effect. Not worth taking."

   
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EVIDI December 4, 2015

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"I found out how to avoid the night mares that most sleeping pills cause. I take melatonin with 50 mg of trazadone and it allows me to sleep and wake up refreshed."

Anonymous December 4, 2015

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"this is the first time in 2 years I can actually sleep. I need to take it one hour before and the only time I wake up during the night only to go to the bathroom but once I lay back down I'm off to sleep. normally I would be up all night tossing and turning"

soliander (taken for 1 to 6 months) November 30, 2015

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"I've been taking 100mg of Trazodone for four months now. At first it worked great in helping me sleep. Now I'm noticing that the side effects are worst than insomnia itself. I now have vertigo, migraines, fast pounding heartbeat, vision changes and no libido at all. It sucks"

   
4.0

Sleepyheaddd November 28, 2015

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"I have C-PTSD and have had terrible insomnia since I was 12 years old (I'm now 28), and Trazodone has been a true life saver for me. It's hard to cope with the PTSD-related flashbacks and anxiety in general, but everything was a million times worse when I could not sleep. I've been taking trazodone for about 3 years now and I am still amazed at what it feels like to actually sleep through the night and wake up feeling well rested and clearheaded. I'd been on dozens of other drugs and this is the only one that helped me to sleep and it makes me feel able to cope with the rest of my problems. It has been a miracle drug for me."

   
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Eden87 November 24, 2015

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"I am on 150mg 2 times a day. It doesn't work for me. I can't sleep. Been taking it for almost a month."

   
1.0

Mitisie November 23, 2015

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"I've been taking trazodone 50 mg, as prescribed by my doctor for both depression and minor insomnia, for about three weeks now. She said it would affect my dream state.. that it would make my dreams nicer. It definitely has effected them, in that they've been totally crazy and all over the place! Not necessarily bad but there is a lot of action happening in my subconscious, sometimes I wake up in a cold sweat because it can be pretty stressful. I was wondering if anyone else has experienced this with trazodone? I take it about an hour before bed. Very groggy in the morning if I get up before 10, hoping I'll get used to it? I'm a 24 yr old healthy female."

   
7.0

P. A. Weimer (taken for less than 1 month) November 23, 2015

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