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Re: Night sweats with fluoxetine or trazodone? Lucy_B

Posted by SLS on September 9, 2015, at 14:58:26

In reply to Night sweats with fluoxetine or trazodone?, posted by Lucy_B on September 4, 2015, at 11:53:45

> Hi, folks. Has anyone ever experienced drenching night sweats after awhile on fluoxetine

The night sweats may be an effect of trazodone due to its being metabolized into mCPP. However, it also happens quite frequently with SRIs like Effexor and Paxil in the absence of trazodone, and usually pesists throughout treatment. Still, it might make sense to attempt to discontinue the trazodone first in order to evaluate its role in producing hyperhidrosis. This way, you won't have to exclude possibly effective antidepressants from consideration.

Have you tried removing trazodone yet?

If trazodone is not culpable in producing night sweats, and you are generally treatment resistant, you may want to consider treating hyperhidrosis separately should it emerge with the use of an otherwise effective antidepressant. Terazosin is currently being considered when this occurs.

* Sorry for the distractions.

- Scott

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I dream of things that never were and ask why not.

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