Trazodone Withdrawal and Tapering Help

Angelini Research Laboratories in Italy originally developed trazodone in the 1960s. The FDA approved Trazodone in 1981 and it was approved worldwide under the names of Desyrel, Depyrel, Mesyrel, Mollpasin, Oleptro, Trazodil, Trazorel, Trialodine and Trittico. Trazodone is a Serotonin Antagonist and Reuptake Inhibitor (SARI) that has both anti-anxiety and antidepressant properties but also exhibited sleep inducing effects.

University of Washington researchers found an increased risk of crashes for people taking Trazodone. This risk also included all sleeping medications. Records of 400,000 Washington state drivers who had a drug insurance benefit were followed until death or the end of the study.  According to Michael Grandner, an instructor in psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania, “Risks associated with sleeping pills have been known for some time, though this study shows some compelling real-world consequences.”  The risk of crashing related to sedative medications was similar to the crash risk while driving drunk. Trazodone was found to be the most commonly prescribed sleep medication in the study.

Trazodone may be found in maternal milk in significant concentrations, but sufficient data in human studies that address safety during pregnancy or breastfeeding is lacking.

Elevated Prolactin levels have been reported in patients taking Trazodone. Prolactin is a hormone that is best known for its role in producing milk after pregnancy.  But Prolactin is also a protein that influences over 300 separate actions in the body. Prolactin is secreted by the pituitary gland in response to eating, during sex, ovulation and also plays an important role in metabolism, regulation of the immune system and pancreatic development.

While Trazodone is not an SSRI, it does share many properties of Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors, including the discontinuation syndrome if the medication is stopped too rapidly.  Therefore it is always recommended to taper Trazodone slowly, particularly after long-term use.

Abruptly stopping or rapidly withdrawing Trazodone can cause blurred vision or vision disturbances, gastrointestinal symptoms, lethargy, insomnia, anxiety, agitation, irritability, and migraine headaches.  Many patients complain that even with a slow titration Trazodone withdrawal symptoms interfere with every aspect of life.

This is why the Point of Return team of experts use calming all-natural nutraceuticals combined with slow tapering schedules to provide relief from Trazodone withdrawal symptoms.

We have helped people in 73 countries over the past 11 years and are here to help you too. Point of Return can be your way back.

If you'd like our assistance to taper Trazodone please send our nonprofit a confidential inquiry, telephone tollfree 866.605.2333 or get started on our program today.


How Point of Return can Help You

The Point of Return Program is an in-home tapering program that allows you to gradually lessen the amount of Trazodone while also implementing the use of all-natural, calming nutraceuticals to ease symptoms.  Trazodone is dangerous to abruptly or rapidly stop and our program is a proven, viable, low-cost option to continue living your life while tapering.

We are prescription drug experts that specialize in Antidepressant withdrawals.

How Our Trazodone Withdrawal Program Works:

  • Our non-profit team guides you every step of the way through your Trazodone taper.
  • The Point of Return program includes nutraceuticals to help minimize Trazodone withdrawal symptoms.
  • We eliminate possible interaction items so your Trazodone withdrawal is more comfortable.
  • Instead of adding in other medications in an attempt to reduce Trazodone withdrawal, we take an all-natural, non-drugging approach to Trazodone dependency.
  • Begin our program and start the process of escaping Trazodone addiction.

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Trazodone Withdrawal Symptoms May Include:

aggression, anxiety, balance issues , blurred vision, brain zaps, concentration impairment, constipation, crying spells, depersonalization, diarrhea, dizziness. electric shock sensations, fatigue, flatulence, flu-like symptoms, hallucinations, hostility, highly emotional, indigestion, irritability, impaired speech, insomnia, jumpy nerves, lack of coordination, lethargy, migraine headaches / increased headaches, nausea, nervousness, over-reacting to situations, paranoia, repetitive thoughts or songs, sensory & sleep disturbances, severe internal restlessness (akathisia), stomach cramps, tremors, tinnitus (ear ringing or buzzing), tingling sensations, troubling thoughts, visual hallucinations / illusions, vivid dreams, speech or visual changes, worsened depression

Trazodone Side Effects May Include:

abdominal or stomach disorder, aches or pains in muscles and bones, anger or hostility, blurred vision, brief loss of consciousness, confusion, constipation, decreased appetite, diarrhea, dizziness or light-headedness, drowsiness, dry mouth, excitement, fainting, fast or fluttery heartbeat, fatigue, fluid retention and swelling, headache, inability to fall or stay asleep, low blood pressure, nasal or sinus congestion, nausea, nervousness, nightmares or vivid dreams, tremors, uncoordinated movements, vomiting, weight gain or loss, allergic reactions, anemia, bad taste in mouth, blood in the urine, chest pain, delayed urine flow, decreased concentration, decreased sex drive, disorientation, ejaculation problems, excess salivation, gas, general feeling of illness, hallucinations or delusions, high blood pressure, impaired memory, impaired speech, impotence, increased appetite, increased sex drive, menstrual problems, more frequent urination, muscle twitches, numbness, prolonged erections, red, tired, itchy eyes, restlessness, ringing in the ears, shortness of breath, sweating or clammy skin, tingling or pins and needles

Other Names for Trazodone Include: (Desyrel Molipaxin, Trittico, Thombran, Trialodine)

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