Proper Usage

Trazodone is prescribed as a tablet to be taken by mouth. It is generally taken with food.

Take Trazodone exactly as your healthcare provider tells you.Trazodone should be taken 1 to 2 times a day. Trazodone should be taken at the same time each day in the late evening, if possible at bedtime.Your doctor will start you out on a specific dose and may gradually increase the dosage. The amount of Trazodone prescribed will depend on your unique condition. 

Trazodone should be swallowed whole or broken in half along the score line. Do not chew or crush Trazodone. Tell your healthcare provider if you cannot swallow Trazodone either whole or as a half tablet.

Trazodone may take weeks before the benefits are experienced. Continue to take Trazodone even if you feel that it is not working. Speak with your healthcare provider if you are concerned that Trazodone is not working for you. Do not stop taking Trazodone without talking to your healthcare provider first.