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My error. Mom is on a low dose of klonopin, remeron and lexapro. Psych APRN wants to withdraw klonopin and add trazadone. Thoughts? My mother is one of those folks who gets every side effect in the books.

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Trazadone, ugh!!! I've used both Klonopin and Trazadone, both prescribed for sleep. Various MDs trying to wean me off Xanax, the wonder drug (IMO) that I was using for insomnia for many years. I had no side effects with klonopin. Trazadone's another story. It can give you a very dry mouth, which maybe doesn't seem like a big deal until you have it. It made me so uncomfortable that it kept me awake all night, sipping water, sucking lozenges, trying to overcome the effect of the trazadone. I still have an almost full bottle of it in my bedside table. I just can't take it. I now use zolpidem (generic Ambien) which doesn't produce the heavenly calm of Xanax but does give me a good nights' sleep.
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I've taken trazadone for help sleeping many years ago. It is an "old" tri-cyclic antidepressant rarely used as such b/c one of the major side effects is sleepiness, which did not "go away". Also is contraindicated in use for men, altho I don't know if that is for elderly men also. For your mom, as for mine, it can be used as a calming drug, (the sleepiness). She takes a dose at bedtime, has for years and years and she sleeps solidly through the night. Mom takes 75 mgs. It's a pill broken easily into 1/3's, hence the uptick in 25 mg doses.
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My Dad, has been on it for 1month and he has had no side affects it has worked great for him. He also reacts to meds he started on a low dose of 25 and now is on 50.Good Luck😊
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Thanks
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I have had no side effects..
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