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Ambien vs. Trazodone for Insomnia

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Ambien

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Other Names: Zolpidem   Ambien CR   Stilnoct   Stillnox   Edluar

Trazodone

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/ 72,212 posts
Other Names: Desyrel   Molipaxin   Oleptro
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Based on 169,571 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 4 out of 5
Based on 72,212 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Zolpidem (Ambien, Stilnox) is a prescription drug used for the short-term treatment of insomnia, as well as some brain disorders. It is a short-acting nonbenzodiazepine hypnotic of the imidazopyridine class that potentiates Gamma-Aminobutyri... Read more on Wikipedia
Trazodone (also sold under the brand names Desyrel, Oleptro, Beneficat, Deprax, Desirel, Molipaxin, Thombran, Trazorel, Trialodine, Trittico, and Mesyrel) is an antidepressant of the serot... Read more on Wikipedia
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By sam
April 19, 2014
sam wrote
ambien and sore mouth
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By SCREWEDFORLIFE
February 18, 2014
SCREWEDFORLIFE wrote
DO NOT TAKE TRAZADONE--MY HORROR STORY!!!
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I'm sorry to hear that you have had such pain and that your lifestyle has significantly suffered; however, I do not believe that trazodone has caused any of your problems. They were probably pre-existing and you only noticed them at around the time you took trazodone. I am no expert but it sound like a normal human mistake associating oneproblem with a coincidental (false) "cause".
Patrick  |  March 25, 2014
Why is it that you think that Trazodone caused this? There is nothing in your story that gives a correlation between the two. What is causing your scrot pain?
Hizze  |  March 25, 2014
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By PJ
January 16, 2014
PJ wrote
Extreme (Dangerous) Sleepiness
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By Girl555
November 26, 2013
Girl555 wrote
does anyone know if it's a smooth transition from Cymbalta (Duloxetine) to Trazodone?
I have the same swallowing problem with Trazadone but not a breathing problem. I don't eat after taking it and drinking water or milk isn't a problem. Might want to check the dose
Jarbwa23  |  February 7, 2014
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By Lisa
November 21, 2013
Lisa wrote
Vomiting
Lisa, this sounds like more than a depression for the realm of family and friends, though a listening ear from someone close is still invaluable. I have some questions to ask you before I give the rest of my comments. Respond here that you got this and we can continue this privately.
K  |  April 20, 2014
Lisa, if you are feeling depressed you should reach out to family or friends. Do you have anyone you can talk to?
March 14, 2014
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By Ay_yo_D
November 20, 2013
Ay_yo_D wrote
Sleep
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By PG
November 10, 2013
PG wrote
Positive experience
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By Tommy
October 3, 2013
Tommy wrote
ambiem
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By Caroline
September 16, 2013
Caroline wrote
trazadone and swallowing problem
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By When1Was
August 25, 2013
When1Was wrote
Great for gaining weight, bad for sleeping!
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By When1Was
August 25, 2013
When1Was wrote
Bad Sleep Aid, Great Creativity Aid
It is nice to know it help you to do good things. All I do is vomit or get knocked out.
Lisa  |  November 21, 2013
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By Maegan
August 1, 2013
Maegan wrote
trazadone & nausea
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What patients are saying about Ambien vs. Trazodone

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he changed from trazodone to ambien. My husband was given...
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asked to go from Ambien to trazodone and that's when...
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too, had to quit Ambien and my doc prescribed trazodone. I...
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4 trazadone a night they switched me to ambien then I went...
...well, prescription drugs, (when I got up to 4 trazadone a night they switched me to ambien then I went up to 3 ambien a night, none of which are recommended dosages) I...
stop the trazodone and switch her to ambien for sleep. I...
...that true? If so, maybe you should stop the trazodone and switch her to ambien for sleep. I know that trazodone causes day time drowsiness for many...
he switched me from Ambien to Trazadone. ....... What do...
...and not sleeping was not due to my thyroid ....I want to believe him but I am just so unsure.  Also, he was shocked that I was not sleeping so he switched me from Ambien to Trazadone. ..........
on 40mg generic ambien, and 150mg trazodone which worked,...
...on 40mg generic ambien, and 150mg trazodone which worked, but my pdoc said the max dosage of generic ambien is 10mg. before trying generic ambien, i did try up to 150mg trazodone by itself,...
stop takin ambien and switch to trazodone to come off the...
really TRAZODONE did not work for you!? I have ...need to stop takin ambien and switch to trazodone to come off the ...ok come off the trazodone. This stuff makes me super tired and i sleep norm...
Cause Memory Loss? I posted something on healthboards...
...Ambien Cause ...caused me to lose my memory. I took it last night about 12 or so, but obviously at 1:34 a.m., I was still awake. Does ambien cause memory loss? My doctor wanted to switch me t...
switched from Ambien to Trazadone last night. Not a lot of...
I switched from Ambien to Trazadone last night. Not a lot of sleep. Major migraine with vomiting. My husband...
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