Can you take Trazodone periodically?
Take this medication by mouth, usually once or twice daily after a meal or snack or as directed by your doctor.
If drowsiness is a problem and you are taking 1 dose daily, take it at bedtime.
If you are taking 2 doses each day, it may help to take 1 of the doses at bedtime.
Follow your doctor’s directions carefully.
When should I take Trazodone?
It can take 1 to 2 weeks before trazodone starts to work, but may be 4 to 6 weeks before you feel the full benefit. Trazodone can make you feel sleepy. If you take it once a day, it’s best to take it in the evening or before you go to bed.
Can I take Trazodone occasionally for sleep?
A separate drug can then be prescribed for insomnia—either a newer sleep medication or low-dose trazodone. Studies have suggested that trazodone plus another antidepressant can improve sleep in these cases. Alternatively, trazodone might be taken alone, at a higher, antidepressant dose, to treat both problems.2 Dec 2018
How long does trazodone last?
After a single dose in a healthy adult, trazodone will be mostly out of your system in one to three days. For trazodone the half-life is approximately 5 to 13 hours.24 Nov 2018