I am currently experiencing extreme anxiety, depression, and insomnia and i need help. I have been on trazodone before, but I wasn't taking high blood pressure meds then and now I wonder if it is safe to start back on trazodone. I am going to see my doctor tomorrow and I would like to ask her to put me on trazodone only if it is safe.
Hello cjdixon. Trazodone can cause hypotension, or low blood pressure. I could not find any issues in regards to high blood pressure and taking Trazodone but there could be a possible interaction between your blood pressure medications and the Trazodone. Your doctor could best suggest what would be the safest route to go. Regards, pledge
I have high blood pressure and also take Trazodone, 150mg at bedtime with no problems. The blood pressure meds I take are Amlodipine 5mg x1/day, Metopol 100mg x2/day as well as 81mg low dose aspirin x1/day. Keep in mind that while Trazodone is considered an antidepressent it is used now a days mainly for insomnia and from what I have read it there are many better meds for your depression/anxiety. In my case I'm taking (generic) Prozac for my depression and (generic) Buspar for the anxiety. This combination works great for me but you still MUST consult with your dr. as not all meds work the same way for all people.
Yes you can, I also take blood pressure meds to. And have been on Trazodone for the last 7 years. Steve Rees
The worst medications that cause all of your symptoms is the blood pressure medications. My blood pressure is 170 over 115. I have almost stopped the medications due to the terrible side effects. One side effect is the build up of mucus and your nose running all the time. These meds coat your lungs with mucus. Which is terrible for your lungs. Especially now with the Covid 19.
I know this an old question but if someone else is asking the same question the obvious answer is to talk with your health care provider who can give you professional advice.
You need to speak to someone who is familiar with your history, your laboratory results, potential side effects, and who can discuss your options.
- Trazodone Information for Consumers
- Trazodone Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Trazodone (detailed)
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