Why Can’T You Crush Trazodone

Do not crush or chew this medication. You may break in half along the score line. Take your medication at bedtime every day. Do not take your medication more often than directed.

Are there any precautions about food or other medicines?

This medicine may be given with food to prevent stomach upset. Follow any other directions provided by your doctor or nurse practitioner.

There are certain medicines that interact with trazodone. Tell your doctor or nurse practitioner right away if your child is taking carbamazepine (Tegretol®) or any antifungal medicines by mouth. Please check with the doctor, nurse practitioner, or pharmacist before giving any other prescription or non-prescription medicines, herbs or vitamins.

Note that this list is not all-inclusive and includes only common medications that may interact with trazodone You should refer to the prescribing information for trazodone for a complete list of interactions.

Trazodone is mostly used for its sleep-inducing effects (an off-label indication) rather than as an antidepressant. Only generic forms are available which makes it a lot cheaper than some other sleep-inducing alternatives, and it is not classified as a controlled substance. However, it may cause withdrawal symptoms on discontinuation.

Medicines that interact with trazodone may either decrease its effect, affect how long it works for, increase side effects, or have less of an effect when taken with trazodone. An interaction between two medications does not always mean that you must stop taking one of the medications; however, sometimes it does. Speak to your doctor about how drug interactions should be managed.

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use Trazodone only for the indication prescribed.

Note: In general, seniors or children, people with certain medical conditions (such as liver or kidney problems, heart disease, diabetes, seizures) or people who take other medications are more at risk of developing a wider range of side effects. View complete list of side effects

What Happens If You Snort Trazodone?

Misusing prescription drugs like trazodone in any way can be dangerous. When a person snorts a drug, a high concentration of it is quickly released into the brain and bloodstream. This causes the effects of substances to become intensified, along with other risks.

Snorting trazodone may lead to issues with nasal passages and other functions. Common side effects of snorting trazodone include:

  • Stuffy nose
  • Runny nose
  • Bloody nose
  • Perforated septum (usually due to long-term use)
  • Nausea and/or vomiting
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Stomach pain
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Numbness, tingling, or burning sensations in the extremities
  • Anxiety
  • Difficulty concentrating and confusion
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Severe weight gain or loss
  • Loss of sexual desire
  • Nightmares
  • Painful erections or erections that don’t go away
  • Fainting spells
  • Seizure like-behaviors
  • In addition to the side effects listed above, inhaling or snorting trazodone can also increase the risk of overdose, mainly because the drug is reaching the brain much quicker than it would if it were taken normally. A trazodone overdose produces more intense symptoms and, in severe cases, can lead to severe respiratory depression, among other issues.

    If you experience or witness any symptoms of trazodone overdose, call 9-1-1 or seek medical attention immediately.

    Although trazodone abuse isn’t as common as opioid or benzo abuse, it can still be just as harmful. While this medication isn’t addicting in the same way that cocaine or heroin is, dependence can still result from long-term trazodone use. Even people who take it as prescribed may experience withdrawals when they attempt to quit using it.

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    Why CanT You Crush Trazodone


    Will trazodone work if crushed?

    The tablet can be swallowed whole or given as a half tablet by breaking the tablet along the score line. Do not break the tablet unless your doctor tells you to. Do not crush or chew the tablet.

    Can Trazodone be dissolved in water?

    Trazodone hydrochloride is soluble in chloroform, sparingly soluble in water, ethanol and methanol, and insoluble in common organic solvents.

    Why can’t dogs Trazodone be crushed?

    Never crush Trazodone before administering. You should give your pet a small amount of food or some treats before offering this medication. An empty stomach speeds up the absorption of trazodone, which can amplify side effects like drowsiness, incoordination, and nausea.

    Does Trazodone come in a liquid form?

    Trazodone comes in pill form. It can also be made into liquid by your pharmacist.