trazodone, Desyrel (discontinued brand) (cont.)

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PRESCRIBED FOR: Trazodone is primarily used for the treatment of depression. It is sometimes prescribed as a sedative, and also is used in combination with other drugs for the treatment of panic attacks, aggressive behavior, agoraphobia, and cocaine withdrawal.

SIDE EFFECTS: The most common side effects associated with trazodone are:



PREPARATIONS: Tablets: 50, 100, 150, and 300 mg; Tablets (Extended Release): 150 and 300 mg.

STORAGE: Store at room temperature, 15 C to 30 C (59 F to 86 F)

Priapism, (including clitoral priapism in women) a painful condition in which the penis (or clitoris) remains in an erect position for a prolonged period, has been reported in patients receiving trazodone. Priapism occasionally results in permanent impairment of erectile function or impotence. Patients should be warned of the possibility of priapism and told to discontinue the drug at once and consult with their physician if this reaction occurs. Trazodone also may affect ejaculation, orgasm and libido.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 3/27/2015

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