Compare Oleptro vs. Dalmane

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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.Coming soon.
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Reviews for Oleptro (Trazodone)
72%
of people say Oleptro (Trazodone) is worth it
48%
say it works well
24%
say it's a big hassle

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Side effects
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  • Somnolence/sedation 27%
  • Drowsiness 21%
  • Dry mouth 14%
  • Dizziness/lightheadedness 13%
  • Dizziness 13%
  • Blurred vision 11%
  • Nausea 8%
  • Fatigue 7%
  • Skin condition/edema 6%
  • Headache 6%
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How it works
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Oleptro (Trazodone) is a serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SRI) antidepressant. It increases serotonin activity in the brain, which regulates mood.Coming soon.
Type of medication
OleptroDalmane
Antidepressant
Serotonin antagonist and reuptake inhibitor
Prescription only
Coming soon.
Available as
OleptroDalmane
  • Pill
  • Extended release
  • Pill
Used for (click to learn more)
OleptroDalmane
  • Insomnia
How well it works for depression
The free Iodine Start program helps people track how well they are improving, and find the right antidepressant faster.
The free Iodine Start program (personal reports and coaching) is currently only for antidepressants. For now, you can read our pharmacist info about this medication.Learn more about Oleptro (Trazodone)The free Iodine Start program (personal reports and coaching) is currently only for antidepressants. For now, you can read our pharmacist info about this medication.Learn more about Dalmane (Flurazepam)
Risk factors for serious side effects
OleptroDalmane
  • Age 24 years or younger
  • History of seizures
  • Alcoholism
  • Eating disorder
  • Higher dose
  • Drug interactions
    • Age 65 years or older
    • Alcohol
    • Taking other medicines that make you less alert
    Detailed Oleptro (Trazodone) risks & warnings »
    Coming soon.
    Pregnancy category
    OleptroDalmane
    CFDA pregnancy category (Weigh risks vs. benefits)

    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.

    See the FDA package insert
    CFDA pregnancy category (Weigh risks vs. benefits)

    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.

    See the FDA package insert
    Alcohol
    No specific alcohol-related info.No specific alcohol-related info.
    Food
    No specific food-related info.No specific food-related info.
    Kidneys and liver
    No specific kidneys and liver-related info.No specific kidneys and liver-related info.
    Sex
    • Fewer sexual side effects than many other antidepressants.
    • Seek medical attention for unwanted, persistent erection.
    • Rarely, Oleptro (Trazodone) can cause a painful, persistent erection for 4 hours or more. Seek medical attention.
    No specific sex-related info.
    Sleep
    • 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.
    • 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.
    No specific sleep-related info.
    Weight
    No specific weight-related info.No specific weight-related info.
    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.
    Coming soon.
    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.
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    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.
    Coming soon.
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