Trazodone Hydrochloride Antianxiety Antidepressant Sedative Trazodone Chemical Materials
Product Name: Trazodone hydrochloride
Synonyms: TRAZODONE HCL;TRAZODONE HYDROCHLORIDE;kb-831;molipaxin;pragmazone
Chemical Properties: White to Off-White Solid
Trazodone (sold under the brand name Oleptro, among many others) is an antidepressant of the serotonin antagonist and reuptake inhibitor (SARI) class. It is a phenylpiperazine compound. Trazodone also has anti-anxiety (anxiolytic) and sleep-inducing (hypnotic) effects. Its side-effect profile and potential toxicity are considerably different from those of the original antidepressants (i.e., the monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) and tricyclic antidepressants.
Trazodone Hydrochloride belongs to the hydrochloride salt form of trazodone with antidepressant and sedative activities, which is primarily used in the treatment of major depression. It serves as a serotonin uptake inhibitor that is effective for patients suffering from major depressive disorders and other subsets of depressive disorders, which is especially helpful for geriatric patients with severe agitation and certain depressive disorders associated with insomnia and anxiety since it has proved that trazodone also has anti-anxiety (anxiolytic) and sleep-inducing (hypnotic) effects. Besides, it is often prescribed as a sedative that is used for the treatment of panic attacks, aggressive behavior, agoraphobia, and cocaine withdrawal in combination with other drugs. Trazodone Hydrochloride is an oral drug that functions by affecting the balance of chemicals (neurotransmitters) within the brain that nerves use to communicate with (stimulate) each other.