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I have been taking trazadone 50 more than a month by a

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i have been taking trazadone 50 more than a month by a prescription from my doctor, he told me it is not harm, but I read that it is harm and want to stop taking it, can I stop it suddenly or what is your advice
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 8 months ago.

This is Dr. David

Trazodone is used to treat depression and poor sleep

it should not be stopped suddenly

it should be slowly gradually tapered down if you want to stop it.

if you stop it, your depression symptoms and sleep could get worse.

why did your doctor start you to take trazodone?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
To help me sleep
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
I Don't have depression only sleep problem
Expert:  Dr. David replied 8 months ago.

I see.

well, you need to slowly cut it down to best stop the trazodone

you may need to get more exercise to sleep better.

you can talk to your doctor about supplements like Melatonin which could help you sleep better at night time

you may benefit from a sleep evaluation to help you sleep better

you need to have a set bed time for sleep every night

also no TV or computer or cell phones in bed which can affect your sleep.

let me know if you have other questions.

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Customer: replied 8 months ago.
what I can do. Is to cut it down means take it a one night and not the other night, or you mean take 25 ( half of the bill) and for how long
Expert:  Dr. David replied 8 months ago.

tranzodone pills can be cut in 1/2

yes, you should cut down to 1/2 a pill for 1 week

and then 1/4 of a pill for 1 week.

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