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Trazadone is a common misspelling of trazodone.

What is trazodone (trazadone)?

Trazodone (trazadone) is used to treat depression. Trazodone (trazadone) may also be used for relief of an anxiety disorder (eg, sleeplessness, tension), chronic pain. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Trazodone (trazadone) is a tetracyclic antidepressant. It is thought to increase the activity of one of the brain chemicals (serotonin), which helps elevate mood.

Trazodone (trazadone) side effects may include diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, tiredness dizziness, blurred vision, headache, muscle aches and pains, dry mouth, bad taste in the mouth, stuffy nose, constipation, or change in sexual interest/ability may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, contact your doctor immediately.

Antidepressants such as trazodone (trazadone) increase the risk of suicidal thinking and behavior in short-term studies in children and adolescents with Major Depressive Disorder and other psychiatric disorders. Anyone considering the use of trazodone (trazadone) or any other antidepressant in a child or adolescent must balance this risk with the clinical need. Patients who are started on therapy should be observed closely for clinical worsening, suicidality, or unusual changes in behavior. Families and caregivers should be advised of the need for close observation and communication.

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