Ambien vs Trazodone

Ambien
(Rx)
Trazodone
(Rx)
Ambien is a sleep medication.
Trazodone is an antidepressant medication.
Satisfaction Score
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2.8
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.3
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Insomnia
2.0
Concern level
1.9
Helpfulness
for Insomnia
2.7
Concern level
1.9
Approval Date
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December 16, 1992
Not Available
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
215,976 Discussions
102,721 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
Ambien is prescribed for Insomnia and is mostly mentioned together with this indication. In addition, our data suggest that some patients take it for Anxiety, although this is not an approved use.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Insomnia
#2 for Anxiety
#3 for Depression
#4 for Pain
#7 for Fibromyalgia
Trazodone is prescribed for Depression, Anxiety, Pain and Bipolar Disorder and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. In addition, our data suggest that it is taken for Insomnia, although it is not approved for this condition.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Amb
Hallucinations
3
Headaches
3
Grogginess
3
Drowsiness
3
Sleep Walking
3
Hangover
3
Nausea
2
Weight Gain
2
Nightmares
2
Dizziness
2
Tra
Withdrawal Symptoms
8
Weight Gain
6
Drowsiness
4
Grogginess
4
Hangover
4
Nausea
3
Nightmares
3
Dizziness
3
Migraines
2
Weight Loss
2
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Hallucinations
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Tra
3
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Headaches
Amb
Tra
3
0
Grogginess
Amb
Tra
3
4
Drowsiness
Amb
Tra
3
4
Sleep Walking
Amb
Tra
3
0
Hangover
Amb
Tra
3
4
Nausea
Amb
Tra
2
3
Weight Gain
Amb
Tra
2
6
Nightmares
Amb
Tra
2
3
Dizziness
Amb
Tra
2
3
Withdrawal Symptoms
Tra
Amb
8
0
Weight Gain
Tra
Amb
6
2
Drowsiness
Tra
Amb
4
3
Grogginess
Tra
Amb
4
3
Hangover
Tra
Amb
4
3
Nausea
Tra
Amb
3
2
Nightmares
Tra
Amb
3
2
Dizziness
Tra
Amb
3
2
Migraines
Tra
Amb
2
0
Weight Loss
Tra
Amb
2
0
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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C Category C
Before taking Ambien during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
C Category C
Before taking Trazodone during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Ambien and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Trazodone and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Pill
Dosages
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Tablet: 5 mg, 10 mg
Tablet: 50 mg, 100 mg, 150 mg, 300 mg
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Zolpidem Tartrate
Trazodone Hcl
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Ambien and Trazodone: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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