Trazodone – What you need to know

January 6, 2021

Trazodone is an antidepressant, mood stabilizer, and sleeping pill in one. People with insomnia usually take trazodone a half hour before bedtime which may help them sleep better. It is ideal for patients with insomnia due to depression. It is thought to work by increasing activity of serotonin in the brain. Serotonin is a molecule that helps brain cells to communicate with one another, and low levels may cause depression and affect sleep.


Trazodone is available in tablet form, and dosage starts at 50 mg per night. Dosage can go up as high as 200 mg.

Common side effects:

  • Constipation
  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Dry Mouth
  • Headache
  • Loss of energy
  • Nausea
  • Loss of sense of taste
  • Vomiting
  • Erection (in men)

What Does Trazodone Cost?

Trazodone starts at around $4 for a bottle of 30 tablets, strength 50 mg.

Where to Buy Trazodone

Trazodone is a prescription drug that needs to be prescribed by a licensed prescriber or physician. Did you know? QuickMD can treat your insomnia and depression symptoms remotely through telemedicine and prescribe trazodone online. No insurance is needed.

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