traz·​o·​done | \ ˈtra-zə-ˌdōn How to pronounce trazodone (audio) \

Definition of trazodone

: an antidepressant drug C19H22ClN5O administered in the form of its hydrochloride

Examples of trazodone in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Although non-prescription melatonin is by far the most popular, some children are prescribed epilepsy drugs, sedatives, alpha agonists such as clonidine or antidepressants such as trazodone, depending on the nature of their problem. Claudia Wallis, Scientific American, 18 Nov. 2017 Stacy Williams dialed 911 on Jan. 26 in search of a catheter for her 14-year-old grandson Jacah, a survivor of shaken baby syndrome, who had been administered two doses of trazodone and was asleep for an extended time, as expected. Kayla Rivas, Fox News, 22 July 2021 AvKARE, a healthcare firm based out of Pulaski, Tennessee, on Tuesday announced a recall of its generic sildenafil, the active ingredient in Viagra, and trazodone, an antidepressant and sleep aid. Joshua Bote, USA TODAY, 10 Dec. 2020 Unintentional intake of trazodone can results in sedation, dizziness, constipation and blurred vision. Jen Christensen, CNN, 10 Dec. 2020 Though the recall itself is relatively small — a single lot of each medication, affecting only 100 bottles of sildenafil and 1,000 bottles of trazodone — patients who wrongly take either medication could face severe health risks. Joshua Bote, USA TODAY, 10 Dec. 2020 Prosecutors said Tuesday that Kamille's blood contained meth as well as trazodone, a medication used to treat depression, according to NBC affiliate WVTM in Birmingham. Minyvonne Burke, NBC News, 12 Dec. 2019 He reportedly was found in possession of trazodone hydrochloride not prescribed to him. Jennifer James, Houston Chronicle, 2 Oct. 2019 Owners have written about giving common psychiatric drugs such as buspirone, trazodone and alprazolam (Xanax, for humans) to their pets. Nathaniel Morris,, 1 May 2018

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First Known Use of trazodone

1971, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for trazodone

perhaps from International Scientific Vocabulary triazo azido + pyridine + -one

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The first known use of trazodone was in 1971

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traz·​o·​done | \ ˈtraz-ə-ˌdōn How to pronounce trazodone (audio) \

Medical Definition of trazodone

: an antidepressant drug that is administered in the form of its hydrochloride C19H22ClN5O·HCl and inhibits the uptake of serotonin by the brain

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