Amitriptyline vs Trazodone

Amitriptyline
(Rx)
Trazodone
(Rx)
Amitriptyline is an antidepressant medication.
Trazodone is an antidepressant medication.
Satisfaction Score
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3.7
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.3
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Depression
2.6
Concern level
1.7
Helpfulness
for Depression
2.7
Concern level
1.9
Approval Date
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Not Available
Not Available
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
74,968 Discussions
102,384 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Depression
#2 for Anxiety
#3 for Migraines
#4 for Headaches
#5 for Fibromyalgia
#6 for Insomnia
#7 for Nerve Pain
#8 for Weight Gain
#10 for Chronic Pain
#11 for Neuropathy
Amitriptyline is prescribed for Depression, Headaches, Insomnia and Weight Issues and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. Our data suggest that it is taken for Anxiety, Fibromyalgia and Nerve Pain, although it is not approved for these conditions. In addition, it is taken to prevent Migraines.
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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Ami
Drowsiness
5
Dry Mouth
4
Withdrawal Symptoms
4
Dizziness
4
Grogginess
2
Palpitations
1
Nightmares
1
Twitching
1
Hallucinations
1
Tachycardia
1
Tra
Withdrawal Symptoms
9
Weight Gain
6
Drowsiness
4
Grogginess
4
Hangover
4
Nausea
3
Nightmares
3
Dizziness
3
Migraines
2
Weight Loss
2
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Amitriptyline
Ami
Trazodone
Tra
Drowsiness
Ami
Tra
5
4
Dry Mouth
Ami
Tra
4
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
Ami
Tra
4
9
Dizziness
Ami
Tra
4
3
Grogginess
Ami
Tra
2
4
Palpitations
Ami
Tra
1
0
Nightmares
Ami
Tra
1
3
Twitching
Ami
Tra
1
0
Hallucinations
Ami
Tra
1
0
Tachycardia
Ami
Tra
1
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
Tra
Ami
9
4
Weight Gain
Tra
Ami
6
0
Drowsiness
Tra
Ami
4
5
Grogginess
Tra
Ami
4
2
Hangover
Tra
Ami
4
0
Nausea
Tra
Ami
3
0
Nightmares
Tra
Ami
3
1
Dizziness
Tra
Ami
3
4
Migraines
Tra
Ami
2
0
Weight Loss
Tra
Ami
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 Amitriptyline 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 Amitriptyline and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Trazodone and alcohol.
Method of use
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Injection, Pill
Pill
Dosages
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Tablet: 10 mg, 25 mg, 50 mg, 75 mg, 100 mg, 150 mg
Solution: 10 mg/mL
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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Amitriptyline Hcl
Trazodone Hcl
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Amitriptyline 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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