TRAZODONE HYDROCHLORIDE- trazodone hydrochloride tablet, film coated
Read the Medication Guide that comes with trazodone hydrochloride tablets before you start taking it and each time you get a refill. There may be new information. This information does not take the place of talking to your healthcare provider about your medical condition or treatment. Talk to your healthcare provider or pharmacist if there is something you do not understand or you want to learn about trazodone hydrochloride tablets.
What is the most important information I should know about trazodone hydrochloride tablets?
Antidepressant medicines, depression or other serious mental illnesses, and suicidal thoughts or actions: Talk to your healthcare provider about:
1. Antidepressant medicines may increase suicidal thoughts or actions in some children, teenagers, and young adults within the first few months of treatment.
2. Depression and other serious mental illnesses are the most important causes of suicidal thoughts and actions. Some people may have a higher risk of having suicidal thoughts or actions. These include people who have or have a family history of bipolar illness (also called manic-depressive illness) or suicidal thoughts or actions.
3. How can I watch for and try to prevent suicidal thoughts and actions?
Call a healthcare provider right away if you have any of the following symptoms, especially if they are new, worse, or worry you:
4. Visual problems:
Only some people are at risk for these problems. You may want to undergo an eye examination to see if you are at risk and receive preventative treatment if you are.
What else do I need to know about antidepressant medicines?
Never stop an antidepressant medicine without first talking to a healthcare provider. Stopping an antidepressant medicine suddenly can cause other symptoms.
Antidepressants are medicines used to treat depression and other illnesses. It is important to discuss all the risks of treating depression and also the risks of not treating it. You should discuss all treatment choices with your healthcare provider, not just the use of antidepressants.
Antidepressant medicines have other side effects. Talk to your healthcare provider about the side effects of your medicines.
Antidepressant medicines can interact with other medicines. Know all of the medicines that you take. Keep a list of all medicines to show your healthcare provider. Do not start new medicines without first checking with your healthcare provider.
5. Trazodone hydrochloride tablets are not approved for use in children. Talk to your healthcare provider for more information.
What are trazodone hydrochloride tablets?
Trazodone hydrochloride tablets are a prescription medicine used to treat major depressive disorder in adults.
What should I tell my healthcare provider before taking trazodone hydrochloride tablets?
Before you take trazodone hydrochloride tablets tell your healthcare provider if you:
Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
Using trazodone hydrochloride tablets with certain other medicines can affect each other causing serious side effects.
Know the medicines you take. Keep a list of them and show it to your healthcare provider and pharmacist when you get a new medicine.
How should I take trazodone hydrochloride tablets?
What should I avoid while taking trazodone hydrochloride tablets?
What are the possible side effects of trazodone hydrochloride tablets?
Trazodone hydrochloride tablets can cause serious side effects or death. See “What is the most important information I should know about trazodone hydrochloride tablets?”
Serious side effects include:
Get medical help right away, if you have any of the symptoms listed above.
The most common side effects of trazodone hydrochloride tablets include:
Tell your healthcare provider if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.
These are not all the possible side effects of trazodone hydrochloride tablets. For more information, ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
How should I store trazodone hydrochloride tablets?
Keep trazodone hydrochloride tablets and all medicines out of the reach of children.
General information about the safe and effective use of trazodone hydrochloride tablets.
Medicines are sometimes prescribed for purposes other than those listed in a Medication Guide. Do not use trazodone hydrochloride tablets for a condition for which it was not prescribed. Do not give trazodone hydrochloride tablets to other people, even if they have the same symptoms that you have. It may harm them.
This Medication Guide summarizes the most important information about trazodone hydrochloride tablets. If you would like more information, talk with your healthcare provider. You can ask your pharmacist or healthcare provider for information about trazodone hydrochloride tablets that is written for health professionals.
What are the ingredients in trazodone hydrochloride tablets?
Active ingredient: trazodone hydrochloride, USP
Inactive ingredients: hypromellose, lactose monohydrate, magnesium stearate, polydextrose, polyethylene glycol, povidone, pregelatinized corn starch, silicon dioxide, and titanium dioxide.
This Medication Guide has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.