Trazodone, An Effective Anti-Depressant
Some of the other conditions that can be treated using Trazodone are as follows: - Sometimes, Trazodone is used a sedative( a drug that induces sleep) - In combination with other medicines, Trazodone can be used for the treatment of Panic attacks - It can also be used for the effective control of Agoraphobia (Aggressive behavior) - This is a very effective medicine to be included in the rehabilitation programs of people who are addicted to cocaine( this rehabilitation procedure is called as cocaine withdrawal)
Mechanism Of Working Of Trazodone: Neurotransmitters are the instruments that nerves use to communicate with each other. They are extensively present in brain and depression occurs (according to many experts) when the working of these transmitters is affected. The exact mechanism of Trazodone is still unknown however it is believed that it treats depression and improves the symptoms by improving the communication among the nerves by repairing the affected neurotransmitters. However, other theories have also been proposed as fast as the mechanism of this drug is concerned.
Dosage Administration: Dosage of Trazodone is quite varied as far as the various age groups and indications are concerned. It is orally administered. Trazodone should be stored at room temperature. It is used in the following ways: - The usual dosage of Trazodone ranges between 150mg to 600mg for adults suffering from depression, however, elderly patients may take lower doses. - When used as a sedative, its dose may range between 25mg to 75 mg Note: Trazodone may take up to several weeks in order to show its effects completely. Thus, a patient should not panic and should not rush to the physician for the medicine to start working immediately. Like every other medicine for neural disorders, Trazodone also takes time to show its effects.
Taking Trazodone During Pregnancy: Every drug has got its effects on the dark side if used during pregnancy. Likewise, Trazodone has also been one of those medicines that are not recommended to be taken during pregnancy. The reason being this is that it has shown effects on the developing fetus in animals, so it is assumed that it will produce effects in humans too. However, if the physician thinks that the use of Trazodone is vital, he might prescribe an optimum amount of it.
Side Effects Of Trazodone: Every coin has two faces. Likewise, every medicine has its side effects too. It is not necessary that every person taking the medicine would develop these side effects but Trazodone has shown the following side effects in some of its in takers: - Trazodone may cause dry mouth, constipation - The people taking Trazodone may experience mild to moderate or in some cases severe headache and light sightedness - Blurred vision and confusion has also been reported in some cases - Hypotension (low blood pressure ) has also been reported among the side effects of Trazodone A very important aspect that has to be given due importance is that Trazodone and other anti depressants develop very gloomy thoughts in the patients taking it especially among young and adolescents. They might even think of taking an extreme step like suicide while on being dose of Trazodone. So, to eliminate this possibility, the dosage of Trazodone should be complemented by mental therapy too. A psychiatrist should be consulted on a regular basis while taking Trazodone.