Overview Of Trazodone

Trazodone Uses And Benefits

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Trazodone is used primarily as a treatment for major depression. In addition to this approved use, physicians may consider prescribing trazodone for the treatment of insomnia and other sleep issues. In a 2014 study, researchers found the medication to be particularly effective for the treatment of nighttime sleep disturbances in patients with Alzheimer's disease. The medication might be used off-label to treat bulimia, fibromyalgia, schizophrenia, chronic pain, and diabetic neuropathy as well. It is often beneficial for patients with anxiety disorders, and doctors may also prescribe trazodone off-label to ease the symptoms of central nervous system degenerative diseases. It can reduce uncontrolled movements that develop as a side effect of other medicines, and some patients take it during recovery from alcohol or benzodiazepine dependence.

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