Desyrel is a popular brand medication has been manufactured by the leading pharmaceutical company, Bristol Myers Squibb. It is composed with the main active ingredient, Trazodone Hydrochloride. This active ingredient belongs to a group of drugs called anti-depressant. It is available in a conventional tablet form in dosages 50 mg and 100 mg.
Manufacturer: Bristol Myers Squibb
Active Ingredient: Trazodone Hydrochloride a synthetic triazolopyridine derivative that has antidepressant and sedative properties. This medicine inhibits the re-uptake of serotonin by synaptosomes in the brain to increase serotonin levels in the synaptic cleft and potentiating serotonin activity. This active ingredient is not a monoamine oxidase inhibitor and, unlike amphetamine-type drugs. It does not stimulate the central nervous system.
Indications: This mentioned medication is approved to treat depression. This drug may help to improve mood, appetite, and energy level as well as reduce anxiety and insomnia related to depression. Desyrel helps to restore the balance of a certain natural chemical in the brain.
Action Mechanism: Trazodone composed medicine is an antidepressant drug that affects the chemical messengers i.e. neurotransmitters within the brain that nerves use to communicate with each other. The major neurotransmitters are acetylcholine, norepinephrine, dopamine, and serotonin. It also experts believe that an imbalance among the different neurotransmitters is the cause of depression. Desyrel improves symptoms of depression by inhibiting the uptake of serotonin by nerves in the brain.
Dosages: Mentioned medicine is made available in dosages as given below:
- 50 mg: It should be taken orally once or twice a day after a meal or snack or as directed by the doctor
- 100 mg: It shall be consumed once or twice a day as prescribed by the doctor
Note: This medication is not approved to be consumed by children younger than 18 years old