Trazalon 50mg Tablet
Trazalon 50 MG Description
Trazalon is a prescription medication. It is used in the management of all symptoms of depression, including anxiety. The active ingredient in Trazalon is Trazodone 50 mg. Depression is a conditio
n characterised by persistent low mood. Persons affected by depression present with complaints such as feeling low, decreased motivation, feelings of hopelessness and dread, and loss of interest in daily activities that can be debilitating. Multiple brain pathways and chemical messengers are indicated in depression, chiefly serotonin, norepinephrine and dopamine. The mode of action of Trazalon and other antidepressant medications is by targeting these pathways and neurotransmitters to help relieve the symptoms of depression. This medication should be taken as recommended by the doctor. It should not be abruptly started or stopped, as it may cause withdrawal effects. Taking the tablet at the same time every day is advisable for maximum efficacy. Side effects of Trazalon include swelling of limbs, blurring of vision, dry mouth, fall in blood pressure on change of position (orthostatic hypotension), transient loss of consciousness (syncope), diarrhoea, nasal congestion, and weight loss.
|Uses||Major Depressive Disorder|
|Side effects||Edema, Blurring of vision, Dry mouth, Orthostatic hypotension, Syncope, Drowsiness, Fatigue, Diarrhoea, Nasal congestion, Weight loss|
Uses of Trazalon 50 MG
- As per USFDA, Trazalon tablet is used in the treatment of Major Depressive Disorder.
Contraindications of Trazalon 50 MG
- Do not take Trazalon tablets:
- If you have trazodone hypersensitivity or known allergies to any components in this medication.
- If you have had a recent heart attack and/or suffer from abnormal heart rhythms.
- If you are a child or adolescent under 18; this medicine can increase the risk of suicidal ideation in this age group.
- If you are intoxicated with alcohol or other hypnotics.
- If you have acute narrow-angle glaucoma.
Side effects of Trazalon 50 MG
- Side effects of Trazalon tablets include:
- Swelling of limbs
- Blurring of vision
- Dry mouth
- Fall in blood pressure on change of position (orthostatic hypotension)
- Transient loss of consciousness (syncope)
- Nasal congestion
- Weight loss
Precautions and Warnings of Trazalon 50 MG
Other General Warnings
- You have a history of mania or a family history of psychiatric illness.
- You experience prolonged or painful penile erections; this may require medical attention.
- You have liver or kidney disease.
- You have a thyroid disorder.
- You are a male with an enlarged prostate.
- You take other medicines for any medical condition; Trazalon tablets interact with many other medications that use the same metabolic enzymes.
- You experience any mood changes or find yourself engaging in suicidal ideation.
Mode of Action of Trazalon 50 MG
How Does It Work?
Directions for Use of Trazalon 50 MG
- This medication should be taken as prescribed by the treating physician.
- It is recommended to take this medication on a regular schedule, that is, at the same time every day for optimal effects.
- Swallow this tablet as a whole. Do not crush or chew it.
- It is recommended to complete the entire course of this medication as prescribed by your treating doctor. It can take up to 2-4 weeks for the maximum efficacy of this medicine to manifest.
- Abrupt stoppage of the medicine can cause withdrawal effects. Consult your doctor before stopping this medication.
- In case of worsening of symptoms such as persistent low mood, increased anxieties, worsening of obsessive behaviour, and suicidal ideation, consult your doctor immediately.
Interactions of Trazalon 50 MG
Interactions with other medicines
- This medicine should not be used concomitantly or within two weeks of using any monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) like Selegiline, Rasagiline, etc. It may cause Serotonin Syndrome, which is potentially life-threatening....
- Persons taking other medications that increase serotonin levels should be informed about the potential risks of taking Trazalon tablets concomitantly.
- Trazalon tablets should not be mixed with medicines that slow down clotting time in the body by decreasing platelet activity, such as aspirin, NSAIDs, heparin, warfarin, and other anti-coagulants. This may lead to bruising, nose bleeds, or internal bleeding....
- Trazalon tablets should not be used with medications that increase or decrease the effect of an enzyme that metabolises trazodone.
- Inform your doctor regarding your current medications at the time of prescription of Trazalon so that they can check for potential medicine interactions.
Interactions with food items
- It is recommended to take this medication after a light meal.
Storage and disposal of Trazalon 50 MG
Dosage of Trazalon 50 MG
Missed a Dose
Dr. Bhavika Shah
MBBS, MD (Dermatology), DNB (Dermatology)
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: Since I started taking Trazalon tablets, I am unable to sleep at night. This makes me irritated and angry throughout the day. Can I stop taking this medicine?
Q: I have a migraine problem and I occasionally take medication for the same. Can I take it along with Trazalon tablets?
Q: I have difficulty falling asleep. Will this medication help that as well?
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