I was prescribed Zaleplon for occasional insomnia. Now my medical plan "suggests" a less expensive "substitute" named TRAZODONE. A quick research reveals TRAZODONE is an anti-depressant; no specific mention of it's use for insomnia. I already take an anti depressant, Wellbuttrin 300 mg.one daily. How safe will a substitution of Zaleplon for Trazodone be ?
Don't you just love insurance companies. You are taking the generic right? There are discount coupons online for as little as $15 for it. The catch is you can't use it with insurance. It probably wouldn't hurt you to take trazodone with the wellbutrin, I take Effexor and amitriptyline too. Many of us are on more then one. Trazodone does help with sleep, and is used for it quite often. The computer at the insurance company kicks out letters for anyone on a more expensive med for depression and sleep, without any comparison to whatever drug you are on already. Your dr can send them a letter saying no it wouldn't be good for you with a reason if he chooses.
Was it already prescribed? It has been, and the feedback is mixed, for some it works, for others it causes weird dreams and actually made their insomnia worse.
I am an insomniac and take trazodone. Trazodone helps a lot of people with insomnia. I would never sleep if it wasn't for the trazodone. I tried the sleep aids such as ambien, and such like the sonata all stop working after awhile as you build tolerance and to come off of them can sometimes cause unpleasant withdrawals. You may find trazodone to help if you're on the correct dose, also it's important to eat a small snack with it such as 1-2 crackers or else it doesn't work as well.
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