Antidepressants may increase the risk of suicidal thoughts or actions in children, teenagers, and young adults. However, depression and certain other mental problems may also increase the risk of suicide. Talk with the patient’s doctor to be sure that the benefits of using Desyrel outweigh the risks.
Families and caregivers must closely watch patients who take Desyrel. It is important to keep in close contact with the patient’s doctor. Tell the doctor right away if the patient has symptoms like worsened depression, suicidal thoughts, or changes in behavior. Discuss any questions with the patient’s doctor.
Desyrel is not approved for use in children. Talk with the doctor.
Note: This page contains information about the side effects of trazodone. Some of the dosage forms included on this document may not apply to the brand name Desyrel.
For the Consumer
Applies to trazodone: oral tablet, oral tablet extended release
In addition to its needed effects, some unwanted effects may be caused by trazodone (the active ingredient contained in Desyrel). In the event that any of these side effects do occur, they may require medical attention.
Desyrel (trazodone hydrochloride) tabletGeneral dosage information for the active ingredient contained in Desyrel:Trazodone (oral tablet, oral tablet, extended release, compounding powder)Please confirm that the medication forms on the dosage document(s) above are relevant for the specific drug you are interested in.