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Trazodone Withdrawal and Tapering Help

Trazodone is often used as a sleep medication but carries the same withdrawal syndrome concern as all antidepressants. Our NonProfit has helped people worldwide and is here to help you. Contact the Prescription Drug Experts for help.

Angelini Research Laboratories in Italy originally developed Trazodone in the 1960s. Trazodone is a Serotonin Antagonist and Reuptake Inhibitor (SARI) that has both anti-anxiety and antidepressant properties but also exhibited sleep inducing effects.

University of Washington researchers found an increased risk of crashes for people taking Trazodone. This risk also included all sleeping medications.

While Trazodone is not an SSRI, it does share many properties of Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors, including the discontinuation syndrome if the medication is stopped too rapidly.  Therefore it is always recommended to taper Trazodone slowly, particularly after long-term use. Contact Us if you need help tapering off Trazodone or have questions.

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Real Results for Trazodone Dependency

The Point of Return Program is an in-home tapering program that allows you to gradually lessen the amount of Trazodone while also implementing the use of all-natural, calming nutraceuticals to help ease symptoms. We eliminate Interaction items to help make Trazodone withdrawal more comfortable. Our physician recommended schedules allow your doctor to taper you off Trazodone correctly.  The success of our program over the past 14 years is due to our unmatched service and unique mentoring approach. Trazodone can be dangerous to abruptly or rapidly stop and our program is a proven, viable, low-cost option to continue living your life while tapering. Read program FAQ page.

We are prescription drug experts that specialize in Antidepressant withdrawals.

We've helped people in 76 counties and in all 50 states in the USA

PROVEN RESULTS

This is a low cost program with proven results. So don't suffer...

For me this program was an obsession…I followed it closely. It worked a miracle in my life! This program is the best out there it covers everything. I am FREE and I got my TESTIMONY back! Thank you Point of Return…from the bottom of my heart you helped me achieve my dream! more...

Kelly M., (Montana, USA) Trazodone

Key Components of Our In-Home Program

  • Skilled Experts in Prescription Drugs guiding you throughout the process
  • Professional, kind mentoring
  • Assessment at the onset to determine taper rates, potential interactions, etc.
  • *Nutraceuticals specially formulated to ease symptoms, these are utilized throughout the whole process 
  • Unlike herbs and many vitamins, our nutraceuticals will not interact with any medications
  • Information, advice and direction
  • 24/7 discussion board with encouraging members and knowledgeable mentors Email and phone access at no charge
  • Recommendations for addressing symptoms such as gut problems, headaches, pain, etc.
  • Experienced team of committed experts with over 14 years experience
  • Every person at Point of Return has a personal story with these drugs. You are never alone

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Side Effects May Include

abdominal or stomach disorder, aches or pains in muscles and bones, anger or hostility, blurred vision, brief loss of consciousness, confusion, constipation, decreased appetite, diarrhea, dizziness or light-headedness, drowsiness, dry mouth, excitement, fainting, fast or fluttery heartbeat, fatigue, fluid retention and swelling, headache, inability to fall or stay asleep, low blood pressure, nasal or sinus congestion, nausea, nervousness, nightmares or vivid dreams, tremors, uncoordinated movements, vomiting, weight gain or loss, allergic reactions, anemia, bad taste in mouth, blood in the urine, chest pain, delayed urine flow, decreased concentration, decreased sex drive, disorientation, ejaculation problems, excess salivation, gas, general feeling of illness, hallucinations or delusions, high blood pressure, impaired memory, impaired speech, impotence, increased appetite, increased sex drive, menstrual problems, more frequent urination, muscle twitches, numbness, prolonged erections, red, tired, itchy eyes, restlessness, ringing in the ears, shortness of breath, sweating or clammy skin, tingling or pins and needles

Withdrawal Symptoms May Include

aggression, anxiety, balance issues , blurred vision, brain zaps, concentration impairment, constipation, crying spells, depersonalization, diarrhea, dizziness. electric shock sensations, fatigue, flatulence, flu-like symptoms, hallucinations, hostility, highly emotional, indigestion, irritability, impaired speech, insomnia, jumpy nerves, lack of coordination, lethargy, migraine headaches / increased headaches, nausea, nervousness, over-reacting to situations, paranoia, repetitive thoughts or songs, sensory & sleep disturbances, severe internal restlessness (akathisia), stomach cramps, tremors, tinnitus (ear ringing or buzzing), tingling sensations, troubling thoughts, visual hallucinations / illusions, vivid dreams, speech or visual changes or issues, worsened depression

Other Names for Trazodone Include: 

Desyrel, Molipaxin, Trittico, Thombran, Trialodine

Break Free Today

At Point of Return, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, we have spent the last 14 years helping people taper off Trazodone correctly. With customized taper rates and all natural nutraceuticals, our program allows you to control your symptoms and properly come off Trazodone, once and for all, from the comfort of your home. Read program FAQs

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" The last piece of my 4-piece puzzle was answered by the Point of Return program. God bless your hearts. Point of Return Rocks!!  more... - Gilbert M. (Texas, USA) Trazodone

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Trazodone history and info

The FDA approved Trazodone in 1981 and it was approved worldwide under the names of Desyrel, Depyrel, Mesyrel, Mollpasin, Oleptro, Trazodil, Trazorel, Trialodine and Trittico. Trazodone is a Serotonin Antagonist and Reuptake Inhibitor (SARI) that has both anti-anxiety and antidepressant properties but also exhibited sleep inducing effects.

University of Washington researchers found an increased risk of crashes for people taking Trazodone. This risk also included all sleeping medications. Records of 400,000 Washington state drivers who had a drug insurance benefit were followed until death or the end of the study.  According to Michael Grandner, an instructor in psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania, “Risks associated with sleeping pills have been known for some time, though this study shows some compelling real-world consequences.”  The risk of crashing related to sedative medications was similar to the crash risk while driving drunk. Trazodone was found to be the most commonly prescribed sleep medication in the study.

Biopharma recently announced they are combining Trazodone with Bupropion to create Lorexys, a women's libido drug.

Trazodone may be found in maternal milk in significant concentrations, but sufficient data in human studies that address safety during pregnancy or breastfeeding is lacking. 

Elevated Prolactin levels have been reported in patients taking Trazodone. Prolactin is a hormone that is best known for its role in producing milk after pregnancy.  But Prolactin is also a protein that influences over 300 separate actions in the body. Prolactin is secreted by the pituitary gland in response to eating, during sex, ovulation and also plays an important role in metabolism, regulation of the immune system and pancreatic development. 

Abruptly stopping or rapidly withdrawing Trazodone can cause blurred vision or vision disturbances, gastrointestinal symptoms, lethargy, insomnia, anxiety, agitation, irritability, and migraine headaches. 

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DISCLAIMER:

*While great care has been taken in organizing and presenting the material throughout this website, please note that it is provided for informational purposes only and should not be taken as Medical Advice.

*Because prescription medications can cause severe withdrawal reactions, do not stop taking any medication without first consulting your physician. The decision to taper any medication should be discussed with your doctor and done with their consent and support. More...