Elavil vs Trazodone

Elavil
(Rx)
Trazodone
(Rx)
Elavil is an antidepressant medication.
Trazodone is an antidepressant medication.
Satisfaction Score
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3.9
Very Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.3
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Depression
3.0
Concern level
1.6
Helpfulness
for Depression
2.7
Concern level
1.9
Approval Date
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April 7, 1961
Not Available
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
59,903 Discussions
102,295 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Depression
#2 for Weight Gain
#3 for Anxiety
#4 for Insomnia
#5 for Fibromyalgia
#6 for Migraines
#8 for Headaches
#9 for Nerve Pain
#10 for Chronic Pain
#11 for Sleep Disorders
#12 for Neuropathy
Elavil is prescribed for Depression, Weight Issues, Insomnia, Interstitial Cystitis and Headaches 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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Ela
Drowsiness
4
Withdrawal Symptoms
4
Dry Mouth
3
Grogginess
3
Dizziness
3
Palpitations
1
Nightmares
1
High Blood Pressure
1
Tachycardia
1
Hallucinations
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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Elavil
Ela
Trazodone
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Drowsiness
Ela
Tra
4
4
Withdrawal Symptoms
Ela
Tra
4
9
Dry Mouth
Ela
Tra
3
0
Grogginess
Ela
Tra
3
4
Dizziness
Ela
Tra
3
3
Palpitations
Ela
Tra
1
0
Nightmares
Ela
Tra
1
3
High Blood Pressure
Ela
Tra
1
0
Tachycardia
Ela
Tra
1
0
Hallucinations
Ela
Tra
1
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
Tra
Ela
9
4
Weight Gain
Tra
Ela
6
0
Drowsiness
Tra
Ela
4
4
Grogginess
Tra
Ela
4
3
Hangover
Tra
Ela
4
0
Nausea
Tra
Ela
3
0
Nightmares
Tra
Ela
3
1
Dizziness
Tra
Ela
3
3
Migraines
Tra
Ela
2
0
Weight Loss
Tra
Ela
2
0
Pregnancy Category (FDA)
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C Category C
Before taking Elavil 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.
Alchohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Elavil and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Trazodone and alcohol.
Method of use
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Injection, Pill
Pill
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 Elavil 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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