When taking trazodone, does the dosage have to be taken with food, if so, how much food?
Eating food with trazodone?
Question posted by ladyfox on 11 April 2022
Last updated on 19 June 2022 by theatredragon
I always have to remember to eat at least 30min before taking trazodone. If I don't eat, I get very dizzy and my heart starts beating out of my chest, definitely have to lay down. But don't forget that body mass and size as well as dosage will affect each person differently. I have been off and on trazodone for 10 yrs. I've worked my way up from 50mg to 100mg. Hope that helps.
Here are some quotes from the literature:
"Take trazodone after a meal or a snack."
"Eating with the medication slows down the absorption of the drug because the stomach and intestines are also working to break down the food consumed. This delay prevents too much of the drug from being absorbed all at once."
Since it says after a meal or snack I would guess that a light snack would be sufficient if you can't take it after a full meal. You might want to ask your pharmacist for more information.
Best regards and I hope this helps.
- Trazodone uses and safety info
- Trazodone prescribing info & package insert (for Health Professionals)
- Side effects of Trazodone (detailed)
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