The pill with imprint PLIVA 434 is White, Round and has been identified as Trazodone Hydrochloride 100 mg. It is supplied by Teva Pharmaceuticals USA. Trazodone is an antidepressant that belongs to a group of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). This medication is used to treat depression. It may help to improve your mood, appetite, and energy level as well as decrease anxiety and insomnia related to depression. Trazodone works by helping to restore the balance of a certain natural chemical (serotonin) in the brain.
The Dosage of Pliva 434 is based on your medical condition and response to treatment. To reduce your risk of side effects, your doctor may start you on a low dose and gradually increase your dose. Take this medication exactly as prescribed. Do not increase your dose or take this medication more often than prescribed. Your condition will not improve any faster, and the risk of serious side effects may be increased.
It is important to continue taking this medication as prescribed even if you feel well. To help you remember, take it at the same time(s) each day. Do not stop taking this medication without consulting your doctor. Anxiety, agitation, and trouble sleeping can occur if the drug is suddenly stopped. It may take 2 to 4 weeks before you notice the full effects of this medication. Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens.
What are The Side effects of Pliva 434?
The side effects of Pliva 434 will clearly vary from one individual to the next but, in general, the common side effects of Pliva 434 are blurred vision, sweating, muscle pain, nervousness, constipation, stomach upset, congestion, headache and sleepiness. In some men, it can cause a long-lasting and painful erection, which may require emergency or even surgical treatment with permanent damage often resulting. For most people, Pliva 434 works wonderfully well in the very short-term and will certainly help them to fall asleep and also to stay asleep through the night, enjoying a greater degree of deep sleep. It is the following morning however when the side effects tend to set in. In many cases, this means a congested nose, feelings of tiredness and grogginess.
Insomnia is a very common problem which affects millions of people both in the short-term as transitory or occasional insomnia and in the long-term as chronic insomnia. In most cases however drugs will only ever provide a very short-term solution and the longer-term use of drugs will invariably make matters worse, rather than better. If you do feel the need to turn to drugs in the short-term to help with the symptoms of insomnia, then choose a drug that is designed specifically for sleep problems and not Pliva 434 which should only be used to treat insomnia.
Before taking trazodone, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to nefazodone; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: personal or family history of bipolar disorder, personal or family history of suicide attempts, heart disease (e.g., irregular heartbeat, heart attack), liver disease, kidney disease, blood pressure problems, personal or family history of glaucoma (angle-closure type).
This drug may make you dizzy or drowsy or blur your vision. Alcohol or marijuana (cannabis) can make you more dizzy or drowsy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs alertness or clear vision until you can do it safely. Limit alcoholic beverages. Talk to your doctor if you are using marijuana (cannabis).
Pliva 434 may cause a condition that affects the heart rhythm (QT prolongation). QT prolongation can rarely cause serious (rarely fatal) fast/irregular heartbeat and other symptoms (such as severe dizziness, fainting) that need medical attention right away.
You should not use Pliva 434 if you are allergic to it, or if you are being treated with methylene blue injection.
Do not use this medicine if you have taken an MAO inhibitor in the past 14 days. A dangerous drug interaction could occur. MAO inhibitors include isocarboxazid, linezolid, phenelzine, rasagiline, selegiline, and tranylcypromine.
Some young people have thoughts about suicide when first taking an antidepressant. Your doctor will need to check your progress at regular visits while you are using trazodone. Your family or other caregivers should also be alert to changes in your mood or symptoms.
Report any new or worsening symptoms to your doctor, such as: mood or behavior changes, anxiety, panic attacks, trouble sleeping, or if you feel impulsive, irritable, agitated, hostile, aggressive, restless, hyperactive (mentally or physically), more depressed, or have thoughts about suicide or hurting yourself.
Do not give this medicine to anyone younger than 18 years old without the advice of a doctor. Trazodone is not approved for use in children.
If someone has overdosed and has serious symptoms such as passing out or trouble breathing, call 911. Otherwise, call a poison control center right away. US residents can call their local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222. Canada residents can call a provincial poison control center. Symptoms of overdose may include: painful/prolonged erection, slow/rapid/irregular heartbeat, unusual drowsiness, unusual dizziness, vomiting, trouble breathing, seizures.
Do not share this medication with others.
Psychiatric and/or medical checkups (and laboratory tests) should be done periodically to monitor your progress and check for side effects. Consult your doctor for more details.
Have your blood pressure and pulse checked regularly while taking this medication. Discuss with your doctor how to monitor your own blood pressure and pulse.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Pliva 434 and Xanax the same thing?
While both may be used to treat similar conditions, Pliva 434 is an antidepressant, while Xanax is a benzodiazepine. They also act on the brain and body in different ways, and Pliva 434 is less likely to be abused or become addictive as compared to Xanax.
How long does it take for Pliva 434 to kick in for sleep?
It can take 1 to 2 weeks before Pliva 434 starts to work, but may be 4 to 6 weeks before you feel the full benefit. Pliva 434 can make you feel sleepy. If you take it once a day, it’s best to take it in the evening or before you go to bed.
How does Pliva 434 make you feel?
Even at lower doses, Pliva 434 can cause you to feel relaxed, tired, and sleepy. It does this by blocking chemicals in the brain that interact with serotonin and other neurotransmitters, such as, 5-HT2A, alpha1 adrenergic receptors, and H1 histamine receptors.
Does Pliva 434 calm you down?
Pliva 434 for Anxiety. Pliva 434 is approved by the FDA to be used as an antidepressant. However, it can improve things like sleep, overall mood, appetite and also anxiety symptoms. While Pliva 434 for anxiety can be a useful treatment option, it tends to be best suited to help patients with depression and anxiety.
Will Pliva 434 cause weight gain?
Weight gain is a possible side effect of this medication. Weight loss and loss of appetite have also been reported. If you see abnormal changes in weight, then contact your health care provider and let them know your concerns.
Can you get high on Pliva 434?
Pliva 434 is a psychoactive substance. But Pliva 434 effects do not include euphoric high. So, no you cannot get high on Pliva 434.
Is Pliva 434 a narcotic or a controlled substance?
No, it is not an opioid or “narcotic”. It is not even a controlled substance. It is classed as an antidepressant. It can impair function though so you want to be sure how you react to the medicine before you drive or operate heavy machinery.
Can Pliva 434 be used recreationally?
Recreational Pliva 434 Use – Not Recommended. Pliva 434 has valid uses for those suffering from severe depression, but those looking to use it for recreational highs are generally in for disappointment.
What effects would occur from snorting a Pliva 434?
- Anxiety and restlessness.
- Irregular heartbeat.
- Headaches, blurred vision, dry mouth and dizziness.
- Nausea, vomiting and feeling hung-over the following day.