Is trazodone and Xanax the same thing?
Summing Up—Trazadone For Anxiety. While both may be used to treat similar conditions, trazodone is an antidepressant, while Xanax is a benzodiazepine. They also act on the brain and body in different ways, and trazodone is less likely to be abused or become addictive as compared to Xanax.
A: Desyrel (trazodone) is an antidepressant that increases serotonin activity in the brain. Trazodone is used for depression, anxiety, sleep and pain. Trazodone is not considered to be habit forming but should be taken exactly as prescribed by the doctor. Trazodone is available as 50 mg or 100 mg tablets.
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- Trazodone has biphasic elimination, with a redistribution half-life of about one hour and an elimination half-life of 10-12 hours. Trazodone is nearly completely metabolized hepatically by hydroxylation and oxidation to metabolites that are probably inactive.
- Another method to dose dog is by total mg size based on weight. For example, initial dosing for dogs less than 22 pounds is total dose of 25 mg every 8 to 24 hours, dogs 22 to 44 pounds the total dose of 50 mg every 12 to 24 hours, dogs over 44 pounds may be prescribed 100 mg every 12 to 24 hours.
Updated: 13th September 2018