Melatonin vs Trazodone

Melatonin
(OTC)
Trazodone
(Rx)
Melatonin is a sleep medication and an alternative medication.
Trazodone is an antidepressant medication.
Satisfaction Score
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3.6
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.3
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Insomnia
4.2
Concern level
1.8
Helpfulness
for Insomnia
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 + -
271,837 Discussions
102,721 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Insomnia
#3 for Cancer
#4 for Autism
Melatonin is approved for Insomnia and is mostly mentioned together with this indication.
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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Mel
Grogginess
4
Drowsiness
3
Withdrawal Symptoms
3
Headaches
3
Nightmares
2
Vivid Dreams
2
Restlessness
2
Hangover
2
Weight Gain
2
Weight Loss
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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Melatonin
Mel
Trazodone
Tra
Grogginess
Mel
Tra
4
4
Drowsiness
Mel
Tra
3
4
Withdrawal Symptoms
Mel
Tra
3
9
Headaches
Mel
Tra
3
0
Nightmares
Mel
Tra
2
3
Vivid Dreams
Mel
Tra
2
0
Restlessness
Mel
Tra
2
0
Hangover
Mel
Tra
2
4
Weight Gain
Mel
Tra
2
6
Weight Loss
Mel
Tra
1
2
Withdrawal Symptoms
Tra
Mel
9
3
Weight Gain
Tra
Mel
6
2
Drowsiness
Tra
Mel
4
3
Grogginess
Tra
Mel
4
4
Hangover
Tra
Mel
4
2
Nausea
Tra
Mel
3
0
Nightmares
Tra
Mel
3
2
Dizziness
Tra
Mel
3
0
Migraines
Tra
Mel
2
0
Weight Loss
Tra
Mel
2
1
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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Not Available
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 Trazodone and alcohol.
Method of use
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Lozenge, Oral Drops, Pill
Pill
Dosages
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Tablet: 200 mcg, 300 mcg, 500 mcg, 500 mcg-20 mg-50 mg, 1 mg, 1.5 mg, 2.5 mg, 3 mg, 5 mg, 10 mg, 0.5-5 mg, 3-2 mg
Liquid: 2.5 mg/10 mL, 5 mg/15 mL, 1 mg/mL
Capsule: 5 mg, 10 mg
Drops: 1 mg/4 mL
Lozenge: 3 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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Melatonin , Calcium Phosphate/Melatonin , Melatonin/Pyridoxine
Trazodone Hcl
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Melatonin 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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