Oleptro

(Trazodone)

3.6/ 5 average rating with 59 reviewsforOleptro
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Improves mood and helps you sleep.

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Oleptro (Trazodone) works well as a sleep aid, but has more side effects when used at higher doses for treating depression.

Quick facts about Oleptro
  • Drug class: Mental health
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (trazodone)
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Upsides

  • 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.

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Downsides

  • 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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How it works

Oleptro (Trazodone) is a serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SRI) antidepressant. It increases serotonin activity in the brain, which regulates mood.

Quick facts about Oleptro
  • Drug class: Mental health
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (trazodone)

Dosage forms

  • Pill
  • Extended release
People’s experience with Oleptro

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What to expect when you take Oleptro (Trazodone) for Depression

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Side effect rates for Oleptro (Trazodone)

From 315 clinical trials of Oleptro when taken for depression
  • Somnolence/Sedation
  • Drowsiness
  • Dry Mouth
  • Headache
  • Dizziness/Lightheadedness
  • Dry mouth
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Blurred Vision

Risks and Warnings for Oleptro (Trazodone)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • Age 24 years or younger

    Oleptro (Trazodone) may increase the risk of suicidal thoughts or behavior. Watch for worsening depression or any unusual changes in mood or behavior, especially during the first few months of treatment or when the dose changes. Report anything concerning to a doctor immediately. Oleptro (Trazodone) is not approved for use in children younger than age 18.

    This is a black box warning. The FDA requires this warning when there is a significant risk of serious or life-threatening effects that anyone taking the drug should consider.

Means that some groups have a high risk of experiencing this side effect

Common concerns from people taking Oleptro (Trazodone)

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Alcohol
  • Reviewed Oleptroon 8/12/2017❗️DO NOT MIX WITH ALCOHOL. 🍸
    26
    Woman
    A month or so
    Insomnia
Sleep
  • Reviewed Oleptroon 4/9/2015may cause drowsiness in the morning.
    36
    Man
    Choose or type
  • Reviewed OleptroDrowsy in morning
    58
    Woman
    Two years or more
    I took it for: insomnia
  • Reviewed Oleptroon 8/2/2016Did not help me sleep.
    42
    Woman
    Depression