• dollface dollface
    September 16, 2008
    can you take trazodone and percocet together
    dollface dollface
    September 16, 2008

    I am currently taking Trazodone to help me sleep and percocet for pain from recent surgery. Can I mix these two?

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  • Casey McNulty
    Health Guide
    September 24, 2008
    Casey McNulty
    Health Guide
    September 24, 2008

    Hi dollface,

     

    Thank you for your question. If you are new to taking Percocet, it is quite possible that the Percocet will put you to sleep and you won't have any need for the Trazodone. However, if the Percocet isn't putting you to sleep, I would recommend speaking with either the doctor that prescribed the trazodone or the doctor that prescribed the Percocet and making sure that they think it's okay for you to be taking both together.

     

    Best of luck,

    Casey

  • Dr. Diana L Walcutt
    Health Guide
    September 18, 2008
    Dr. Diana L Walcutt
    Health Guide
    September 18, 2008

    Hi Dollface:

    I am not a physician, but work with many, many chronic pain patients. Most of my patients are on some serious pain meds, including percocet, vicodin and even morphine. Most of them are also on trazodone, or Ambien for sleep. They are often given one or two antidepressants as well.

    So, the short answer is, yes. You can mix these two according to the large number of my referring physicians. Percocet is a narcotic/analgesic/anti-fever medication and trazodone is a benzodiazepine that is used for its relaxing, tranquilizing and sleep effects. If you are taking them as directed, these medications in combination, when monitored by your prescribing doctor should be ok.

    But ask your doctor this question. If you trust him, then trust his judgment. If not, find a doctor you do trust.

     

    Best of Luck,

    Dr. Diana Walcutt

     

    *Dr. Walcutt is a Psychologist. Dr. Walcutt's answers are not intended to diagnose or treat any medical or mental disorder. Any information given in a post about medication is for educational purposes only, and primarily to aid you in having an informed discussion with your own Psychiatrist/Physician.

    • ctsweetie129
      August 18, 2009
      ctsweetie129
      August 18, 2009

      Trazodone is not a Benzo.

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    • vaderviper
      October 11, 2009
      vaderviper
      October 11, 2009

      Dr. Walcutt: I feel the need to correct you........trazodone is NOT a benzodiazipine, but rather a tetracyclic ANTIDEPRESSANT. However, it often has the side effect of sleepiness, that is why is is often prescribed to aid in insomnia. As you know, narcotics and benzodiazipines have a depressant effect on the Central Nervous System. The individual you gave advice to may want to check with her Physician before combining any of theses medications.

      Regards,

      Stephen Sachs, O.D.

       

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    • Cathleen, RN
      December 28, 2009
      Cathleen, RN
      December 28, 2009

      Trazadone is not a benzodiazepine, it is an antidepressant

       

      Cathleen, RN

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    • NX
      NX
      January 15, 2010
      NX
      NX
      January 15, 2010

      Dear Doctor,

      I think it is important to correct you the Doctor here, with all due respect.  Trazodone is a psychoactive drug of the piperazine and triazolopyridine chemical classes that has antidepressant, anxiolytic, and hypnotic properties.  It is NOT a BENZODIAZAPAM drug.

       

      Sincerely,

      K

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    • e
      e
      April 13, 2010
      e
      e
      April 13, 2010

      Everything I've read has said that Trazodone is not a benzo and is less addictive than benzos... I think you've provided incorrect information.

       

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    • d3v1ld0g
      November 22, 2010
      d3v1ld0g
      November 22, 2010

      I think you need to do some research because I take Trazadone and it says benzo on the bottle.

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    • knee girl
      May 12, 2011
      knee girl
      May 12, 2011

      Cathleen why did a benzo positive show up in my urine and all I was taking was prescribed to me for knee pain and asomia

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    • peter
      November 22, 2011
      peter
      November 22, 2011
      zoloft and trazadone both show up as a benzo in a drug test but they are not benzos if a better test is done for specifics then it wont show up READ MORE
  • HealthGal
    Health Guide
    September 17, 2008
    HealthGal
    Health Guide
    September 17, 2008

    You need to speak to your doctor and pharmacist to decide how the timeing of these two drugs can be arranged so they don't "potentiate" the effect of each other and create a dangerous situation.


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  • Chris December 11, 2010
    Chris
    December 11, 2010

    Trazadone worked great for me for many years, as a sleep aid.  I mixed it with many Bipolar different medications.  Traz. was a steady eddy.  I now have gravitated to Klonopin, as I needed something stronger than Trazadone.  

    I use drugs.com website to look up drugs and their interactions.  

    There's a feature on the website where you can search on drugs "by condition" (i.e., Bipolar Disorder, Insomnia, etc.).

    You can register for this site and enter in your personal record of current and past medications.  The site has a built-in interaction checker.  I've found this site VERY useful on many occasions.  And I have shared it with all of my friends. 

     

    You don't need an internet-doctor, just check drugs.com first, then confirm it with your human doctor.  Always include human contact with a doctor when you have these concerns.  

     

    I'm not familiar with percocet, as Bipolar sufferers have to stay away from pain-killers ; it makes us manic.

     

    Good Luck,

    Chris

    @BIPO2409

     


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  • Chris November 22, 2011
    Chris
    November 22, 2011

    I swear by drugs.com.  You register, enter all of your prescriptions, and it provides an interaction checker.  Also, people rate drugs (this is non scientific, but indicates the anti-psychotics that may contribute to weight gain.  I took trazadone with atavan with no issues.

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  • knee girl May 12, 2011
    knee girl
    May 12, 2011

    Is trazodone a benzo?

     

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