Trazodone vs Xanax

Trazodone
(Rx)
Xanax
(Rx)
Trazodone is an antidepressant medication.
Xanax is an anxiety medication (benzodiazepine).
Satisfaction Score
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3.3
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.9
Very Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Anxiety
2.6
Concern level
1.9
Helpfulness
for Anxiety
2.6
Concern level
1.3
Approval Date
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Not Available
October 16, 1981
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
102,361 Discussions
614,318 Discussions
Taken For
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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.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Anxiety
#2 for Depression
#4 for Panic Attacks
#5 for Insomnia
#6 for Panic
#7 for Seizures
#9 for Dizziness
#10 for Panic Disorder
#11 for GAD
Xanax is prescribed for Anxiety, Depression, Withdrawal Symptoms and Panic Attacks and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Tra
Withdrawal Symptoms
9
Weight Gain
6
Drowsiness
4
Grogginess
4
Hangover
4
Nausea
3
Nightmares
3
Dizziness
3
Migraines
2
Weight Loss
2
Xan
Weakness
2
Weight Gain
2
Euphoria
2
Weight Loss
1
Hallucinations
1
Dry Mouth
1
Blisters
1
Impotence
1
Brain Damage
1
Vivid Dreams
1
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Xanax
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Withdrawal Symptoms
Tra
Xan
9
0
Weight Gain
Tra
Xan
6
2
Drowsiness
Tra
Xan
4
0
Grogginess
Tra
Xan
4
0
Hangover
Tra
Xan
4
0
Nausea
Tra
Xan
3
0
Nightmares
Tra
Xan
3
0
Dizziness
Tra
Xan
3
0
Migraines
Tra
Xan
2
0
Weight Loss
Tra
Xan
2
1
Weakness
Xan
Tra
2
0
Weight Gain
Xan
Tra
2
6
Euphoria
Xan
Tra
2
0
Weight Loss
Xan
Tra
1
2
Hallucinations
Xan
Tra
1
0
Dry Mouth
Xan
Tra
1
0
Blisters
Xan
Tra
1
0
Impotence
Xan
Tra
1
0
Brain Damage
Xan
Tra
1
0
Vivid Dreams
Xan
Tra
1
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 Trazodone during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
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Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Trazodone and alcohol.
Alcohol consumption with this medication can increase sedation, confusion and may result in loss of conciousness (central nervous system depression). It may also disrupt psychomotor performance.
Method of use
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Pill
Pill
Dosages
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Tablet: 50 mg, 100 mg, 150 mg, 300 mg
Tablet: 0.25 mg, 0.5 mg, 1 mg, 2 mg
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
Avoid alcohol with drug because it may increase CNS depressant effects (sedation, confusion ...etc.).
Ingredients
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Trazodone Hcl
Alprazolam
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Trazodone and Xanax: 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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| garey D
My name is Garey,I recently started taking trazodone,I've had excellent sleep,even my back feels better,but I find myself feeling very sluggish in morning.I'm wondering if this will dissipate anytime soon?
June 6, 2015
Yes the morning "Hangover" will diminish over time.

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| Mr.Confused
I have a question! When I was on xanax I could not remember anything I did while I was on it. I just want to make sure trazodone won't have the same effect on me.
June 20, 2015
No
June 6, 2015
If you are taking less than 200 milligrams per night .

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