Trazodone is an antidepressant medication and was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This drug may also be prescribed for insomnia and to treat anxiety and panic attacks. It is generally prescribed in doses ranging from 150 mg per day to 400 mg per day and high doses for severe cases as 600 mg per day. It should only be taken as prescribed. In this article , Let us see How long does Trazodone stay in your System
How long does Trazodone stay in your System
The following are the main factors determine how long drugs stay in your system:
- Weight and metabolism
- How long a person has been taking Trazodone
- Amount of drug(s) used
- Medical conditions that impact drug elimination
If the liver and kidney functions are healthy, the body will break the drug down at a faster rate. Trazodone stays in your body for one day to three days or less, in general for 42 hours. It does not mean after this period, it is out of your system, some traces of the drug can still remain in the body at lower levels. Trazodone can cause a number of side effects and are as follows:
- Dry mouth
- Blurred vision
- Back pain
- Sexual impotence
Consult your doctor as soon as possible if you experiencing serious side effects from the trazodone.
How Long Does Trazodone Stay In Your Urine?
Urine tests are very common to detect drugs in a person’s body for a solid period of time. After ingesting trazodone, the body breaks down it into metabolites. Trazodone’s metabolites – the compounds that your body produces to break down the drug produce false positive results for amphetamines in a urine test. Trazodone can be detected in urine for two days for the parent drug trazodone and upto 26 days for its metabolites.
How Long Does Trazodone Stay In Your Hair?
For any drug test, hair test is the long detection windows. Hair tests are not common despite their long detection time, more expensive to administer, and they are less accurate. The trazodone metabolites can detect in the hair for up to 90 days after the last use.
How Long Does Trazodone Stay In Your Blood?
Trazodone’s half-life period is around 5-9 hours, means half of the trazodone removal from your blood stream takes between 5 and 9 hours. Drugs are usually found in the bloodstream for 4-5 half-lives.
The compounds of trazodone in bold tests can stay for up to three days from the last time taken.
How Long Does Trazodone Stay In Your Saliva?
Saliva tests are not common for drug screening in most of the conditions and more expensive to administer. Trazodone metabolites can stay in body for few hours to four days after the last time taken.
How Long Does Trazodone Stay In Lab tests?
It is possible that the trazodone would be detected by lab tests. All blood, urine, hair and saliva tests are sent to a lab to be examined by a medical professional. Trazodone can show up in gas chromatography/mass spectrometry test results.
Prof. Venkata Kiran Kumar Mandlem is Head Of Department in CMR College of pharmacy Hyderabad . He Completed PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences from Andhra University . More info about him MV Kiran Linkedin