The documented risks of these drugs are provided so the public can make informed, educated decisions. Trazodone is an older antidepressant drug. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns that antidepressants can cause suicidal thinking and behavior in children and young adults. Trazodone is also known as Deprax, Desyrel, Molipaxin, Reslin, Trazolan, Trittico, Oleptro.
Trazodone Drug Warnings:
There have been 4 drug regulatory agency warnings from the United States. These include the following (note that some warnings cite more than one side effect, so the list below may not be equal to the total number of warnings):
2 warnings on Trazodone causing suicidal ideation/behavior
1 warning on Trazodone causing Serotonin Syndrome
1 warning on Trazodone causing nervous system disorders
Trazodone Drug Studies:
There have been 6 studies in three countries (United States, United Kingdom and Canada). These include the following (note that some studies cite more than one side effect, so the list below may not be equal to the total number of studies):
3 studies on Trazodone causing suicidal ideation/behavior
3 studies on Trazodone causing abnormal bleeding
1 study on Trazodone causing violence-related symptoms
1 study on Trazodone causing self-harm
1 study on Trazodone causing increased mortality rates
1 study on Trazodone causing fatal liver toxicity
1 study on Trazodone causing risk of falls
Top Reactions for All Ages: There have been 1,228 adverse reactions reported to the US FDA in connection with Trazodone.
The FDA estimates that less than 1% of all serious events are ever reported to it, so the actual number of side effects occurring are most certainly higher.
- 104 cases of priapism (persistent, usually painful erection)
- 97 cases of completed suicides
- 63 cases of dizziness
- 62 cases of insomnia
- 61 cases of the drug being ineffective
- 55 cases of headaches
- 47 cases of nausea
- 46 cases of cardiac arrest
- 45 cases of anxiety
- 44 cases of serotonin syndrome
Aggressiveness Fainting Numbness, burning, or tingling in the arms, legs, hands, or feet
Documented Side Effects of Trazodone:
Source: Physicians Desk Reference, National Institutes of Health’s Medline Plus, and/or the drug label and package insert.
Akathisia (psychomotor restlessness)
Changes in appetite/weight
Decreased ability to concentrate or remember
Difficulty breathing/ swallowing
Suicidal thoughts/ behavior
Swelling of the face, hands, feet or lower legs
Weakness or tiredness
Numbness, burning, or tingling in the arms, legs, hands, or feet
This brochure is a simple guide that documents the dangerous and deadly side effects of the drugs prescribed to millions of men, women and children diagnosed with bogus mental disorders.
Please note: No one should attempt to get off of psychiatric drugs without doctor’s supervision. To help find medical practitioners in your area, click here