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Long Term Effects of Trazodone Withdrawal

The question that arises is what the long term effects of Trazodone withdrawal are and how many people do actually need to stop taking it. There is a myth floating around that stopping this type of medication is extremely difficult. Actually, with the proper guidance and information, it can be done with relative ease.

Most of the information about Trazodone comes from doctors that work in private practices. This information does not come from the National Institutes of Health or from the Food and Drug Administration. Both organizations would not encourage drug therapy to people that have not been on it for an extended period of time. They also would not recommend weaning off Trazodone. This is not a recommendation, but an observation of common sense.

There are four phases to the withdrawal symptoms of Trazodone. They are the most severe when you first stop taking the medication. Then there is the milder part of the withdrawal symptoms where you may experience nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and insomnia.

During the last two weeks of treatment, the effects of Trazodone begin to wear off and you will find yourself taking fewer doses. At this time, you will probably be given an extra dose. If the side effects are bothersome, you should talk to your doctor. You may be able to switch to an alternate drug without having to stop the Trazodone completely.Learn more about drugs at

It is possible that there are some long term effects of this type of medication. If you take it over a long period of time, you will develop tolerance to the drug, which means that as you go through the withdrawal symptoms, the amount of drugs you need to take will decrease until you are at zero or close to zero. This makes it easier to Paxil withdrawalfrom the medication and it is likely that you will experience a few withdrawal symptoms before you are able to stop completely. It could take six months or longer to completely withdraw from the drug.

Once you quit using Trazodone, you should avoid drinking alcohol for at least six weeks and for up to two weeks after you quit. Alcohol dehydrates you. Also, because of the nature of this type of medication, you will become more sensitive to any changes in temperature and humidity. You will also start to have an increased sensitivity to light. You should make sure to keep cool and dry all the time to prevent this problem.

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