A patient has been prescribed trazodone for the treatment of depression. To manage this medication's most common side effect, the nurse should instruct the patient to take this medication:


•Trazodone most commonly causes drowsiness and should be taken at bedtime to avoid daytime drowsiness.

•Due to this common side effect, trazodone is commonly used to treat insomnia.

•Antacids should not be taken with medications as they may diminish absorption.

•Trazodone can be taken with food or milk to decrease GI upset.

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