... of trazodone for anxiety and sleep. I am concerned about taking two anti-depression medications. Can I safely take these to meds together?
Trazodone - I am currently on 20mg of amitriptyline (for IBS) and my doctor just prescribed 50 mg...
- 1 Aug 2018 by rodlang
- 2 August 2018 (12 weeks ago)
- depression, irritable bowel syndrome, anxiety, insomnia, sleep disorders, amitriptyline, trazodone, sleep, anxiety and stress, doctor, prescription, medication, sleep disorder
20 mg is a pretty low dose of amitriyptaline and 50 mg of trazodone is typically the dosage for treating insomnia and is merely the starting dose for treating depression. Trazodone dosing for depression is usually in the range of 100 to 300 mg per day. I do not believe your doctor has put you at risk by prescribing these drugs in such a small dosage.
Hope the medications work out for you. Good luck and all the best.
Hi, rod! There is an increased risk of a serious but extremely rare condition called serotonin syndrome, but as Rathmullan has said you have been prescribed very low doses of each medication.
"Talk to your doctor if you have any questions or concerns. Your doctor is already aware of the risk, but has determined that this is the best course of treatment for you and has taken appropriate precautions and is monitoring you closely for any potential complications."
I wouldn't worry too much.
Best regards, Wildcat
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