• Type: Serotonin Antagonists And Reuptake Inhibitors (Saris)
  • Manufacturer: Teva
  • Substance: Trazodone
  • Dosage: 25mg, 50mg, 100mg
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Desyrel is a prescription drug indicated for people with various types of depressive disorder. Your doctor may prescribe the medicine for purposes not listed in the instructions.


Please consult your healthcare provider before using Desyrel. Do not take this drug if you are under 18 years old. Give the doctor all the information about the symptoms you experience, as well as any illnesses you have had recently and any medications you have taken in the last 2 weeks.

Do not drink alcohol, as this may cause dangerous side effects. It is recommended to refrain from driving a car until you are sure that the medication is harmless to you.

The first dose of the drug may cause suicidal thoughts. If during the treatment you noticed worsened symptoms or received any new reactions, then consultation with the doctor is compulsory.

Never stop taking the drug yourself, as this may cause dangerous withdrawal effects. Do not take any MAO inhibitors during the therapy, and for at least 2 weeks after finishing the treatment with Desyrel.

Tell your doctor about any allergic reactions you may have. Tell your doctor if you have ever had heart, kidney or liver disease, epilepsy, drug addiction, manic depression, heart attack, bleeding. Do not take Desyrel during pregnancy. If you are breastfeeding, then consult your doctor about using Desyrel in Australia.

You must visit the doctor regularly during the treatment. People who live with you must be warned that you take an antidepressant and that you may experience mood swings.

Remember, the information on the Internet is not a complete guide to the use of the drug. For complete data on the medicine, its side effects, contraindications and interactions with other drugs, you should contact your healthcare provider.


During the therapy, patients must strictly follow all the advice of the attending physician. Before using the medication, carefully read the instructions for use of the drug, which is attached to the medicine.

Desyrel capsules should be taken whole after having a meal. The correct dosage is prescribed individually and only by the attending physician, depending on the type of your depressive disorder. It may take up to 14 days before you start noting the improvement in your symptoms.

If you stop taking Desyrel abruptly, confusion, intense agitation, and tingling may occur. Contact your doctor if you want to stop taking the drug.

Do not take more or less medication than prescribed by the doctor. Taking a higher dose may cause overdose symptoms that include vomiting, drowsiness, convulsions, and breathing problems. Seek immediate medical help if you have the symptoms of an overdose.

Keep the medicine in a place protected from children, away from moisture and the heat.

Side Effects

Desyrel may cause some side effects, and common adverse reactions may include: nasal congestion, weight loss, constipation or diarrhea, and dizziness.

If you experience allergy symptoms (swelling, breathing problems, rash, itching), seek medical attention immediately.

Get emergency medical help right now if you experience the following side reactions: prolonged and painful erections, rapid heartbeat, unusual behavioral change, confusion, loss of coordination, signs of serotonin syndrome such as fever, nausea, hallucinations, excessive sweating.

Interactio in Australians of Desyrel with certain other medicines may cause some side effects. Tell your doctor ahead of time if you are currently using tramadol, other antidepressants, or migraine drugs.


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Trazodone is a prescription antidepressant. It is usually prescribed to people, who suffer from a depressive disorder. The drug is able to improve appetite, reduce anxiety, restore normal sleep, and increase energy levels by restoring the level of serotonin in the brain.