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Re: Trazodone with Alcohol

Posted by Shirley on January 6, 1999, at 23:43:54

In reply to Hm... Toby, ..., posted by racer on January 6, 1999, at 17:58:47

> Also, can you say anything about Trazadone? WHen I looked up the side effects, it said that it can interact especially badly with alcohol, which worried me. I don't drink much, but if out with friends, I like to be able to have a drink. Usually once a month or less,

As far as I know, alcohol should be avoided with all of the AD's, even when there hasn't been a demonstrated lethal interaction. I think the reason for the warning is that alcohol affects you differently when you have a mood disorder. I have had some really bad experiences mixing the Trazodone and Effexor I take with the wine I have always consumed. It magnifies my depression to a suicidal level, and my husband finds me less than pleasant to be around. I'm trying to limit my alcohol intake to rare occassions now.

I can't say that it is interacting with the Trazodone specifically, though.

Incidentally, I take just 100 mg of Trazodone at night, and I love it. I should probobly start gradually reducing the dose and discontinuing it, but I never want to go back to that 3 hrs-a-night-of-sleep-for-a-month place....good luck




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