Compare Oleptro vs. Dalmane

Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.

Oleptro
(trazodone)

Dalmane
(flurazepam)

Improves mood and helps you sleep. Oleptro (Trazodone) works well as a sleep aid, but has more side effects when used at higher doses for treating depression.Helps you fall asleep. Dalmane (flurazepam) helps you fall asleep, but its effect can carry over to the next day and be addictive.
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Best available price for 30 (50mg) tablets of trazodone
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Best available price for 30 (30mg) capsules of flurazepam
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4.9Oleptro
Reviews for Oleptro (trazodone)
73%
of people (All ages) say Oleptro (trazodone) is worth it
49%
say it works well
24%
say it's a big hassle
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Reviews for Dalmane (flurazepam)
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+27% better vs. Oleptro (trazodone)
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+51% better vs. Oleptro (trazodone)
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+24% better vs. Oleptro (trazodone)
Have you used Dalmane (flurazepam)?
Worth itNot sureNot worth it
Side effects
OleptroDalmane
  • Somnolence/sedation 27%
  • Drowsiness 21%
  • Dry mouth 14%
  • Headache 6%
  • Dizziness/lightheadedness 13%
  • Dizziness 13%
  • Nausea 8%
  • Fatigue 7%
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The Dalmane FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.

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How it works
OleptroDalmane
Oleptro (Trazodone) is a serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SRI) antidepressant. It increases serotonin activity in the brain, which regulates mood.Dalmane (flurazepam) is a benzodiazepine. It activates the part of your brain for resting and digesting.
Type of medication
OleptroDalmane
Prescription only
Prescription only
Available as
OleptroDalmane
  • Pill
  • Extended release
  • Capsule
Used for
OleptroDalmane
Risk factors for serious side effects
OleptroDalmane
  • Age 24 years or younger
  • History of seizures
  • Alcoholism
  • Eating disorder
  • Higher dose
Detailed Oleptro (trazodone) risks & warnings »
  • Alcohol
  • Taking narcotics, tranquilizers or antihistamines
  • Women
  • Over age 65
Detailed Dalmane (flurazepam) risks & warnings »
Pregnancy

Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

Alcohol
OleptroDalmane
No alcohol related info.
  • Can be dangerous if combined with alcohol or narcotics.
Sleep
OleptroDalmane
No sleep related info.
  • Can make you feel sleepy and unable to concentrate the next day. This hangover effect is especially worse for women and elderly.
  • People taking Dalmane (flurazepam) for sleep have reported having difficulty concentrating the next day, and have problems driving or operating machinery. Talk to your doctor if this is a problem.
Upsides and benefits
OleptroDalmane
  • Commonly used in lower doses to help treat sleep problems (insomnia).
  • Safer sleep medication than others (benzodiazepines or Unisom) for people age 65 and older.
  • Fewer sexual side effects than many other antidepressants.
  • Has been used for sleep and depression for a long time. There's a lot of information available about how it works and how safe it is.
  • Comes as a generic medication and is cheaper than many other sleep aides.
  • Six out of ten people who use an antidepressant for the first time find that it works for them.
  • Dalmane (flurazepam) works 15-30 minutes after taking it.
  • Dalmane (flurazepam) is available in generic.
Downsides and risks
OleptroDalmane
  • Not as effective as other medications for depression.
  • More sedating than other antidepressants.
  • Causes more side effects when used at higher doses for depression. Includes sleepiness, dizziness, upset stomach, and irregular heartbeat.
  • Like most antidepressants, can cause higher risk of suicidal thoughts and behavior for people age 24 and younger.
  • The first antidepressant you try doesn't always work or it can cause side effects you really don't like. You might need to try a few different medications until you find one that works for you.
  • Can make you feel sleepy and unable to concentrate the next day. This hangover effect is especially worse for women and elderly.
  • Should only be used short-term because it can be addicting.
  • Can cause sleep-walking or other sleep-related activities that you may not remember doing the next day.
Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
OleptroDalmane
  • Makes you sleepy. Take at bedtime.
  • Can cause temporary dry mouth and upset stomach.
  • Seek medical attention for unwanted, persistent erection.
  • Tell your doctor if you notice sudden mood changes or unusual thoughts.
  • Can be dangerous if combined with alcohol or narcotics.
  • Effect lasts long and may carry into the next morning. Take Dalmane (flurazepam) only if you expect to be in bed for full 7-8 hours.
  • Can cause rebound insomnia if you stop taking it, especially if you've been on it for a while.
  • Can cause sleep walking or doing other behaviors while asleep. Talk to your doctor right away if this happens.
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