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I have been taking trazodone 100 mg tablet one at bed time

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I have been taking trazodone 100 mg tablet one at bed time is it alright to stop it with out tapering off?
JA: What medications do you take daily? Are you allergic to any medications?
Customer: I am allergic to many medications and my head has been numb so I would like to stop the trazodone 100 mg tablet to see if that will help.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: I have stopped taking many of my medications except the prescriptions. I am 91 years old and had a stoke inlast Sept. but recovered quickly and nice ly.
Submitted: 3 months ago.Category: Pharmacy
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Pharmacist: Dr. Bridget, Pharmacist replied 3 months ago
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Pharmacist: Dr. Bridget, Pharmacist replied 3 months ago

Hi! How long have you been on Trazodone 100 mg?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
About 6 months
Pharmacist: Dr. Bridget, Pharmacist replied 3 months ago

Thank you for clarifying.

I would recommend tapering to avoid withdrawal symptoms. Cut the dose to 50 mg for 3 days, then 25 mg for 3 days, then stop. This will help you avoid any withdrawal symptoms.

Do you have any other concerns with this medication?

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Pharmacist: Dr. Bridget, Pharmacist replied 3 months ago

Hi! How is everything going with the Trazodone? I haven't heard back from you since my last reply:)

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