My Dr. Has Me Taking 50mg Of Trazodone Every Night. Is This To Often?

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Asked by Ruth

My Dr. Has Me Taking 50mg Of Trazodone Every Night. Is This To Often?

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Hi Ruth:

I agree with Dr. Fee. Here's some info on dosages that should help calm your concern:

Usual Adult Dosage: An initial dose of 150 mg/day in divided doses is suggested. The dose may be increased by 50 mg/day every three to four days. The maximum dose for outpatients usually should not exceed 400 mg/day in divided doses. Inpatients (i.e., more severely depressed patients) may be given up to but not in excess of 600 mg/day in divided doses.

I hope this helps,

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.

Answered by Diana L. Walcutt, M.D.