You have been sent home with a prescription for a pill called trazadone (Desyrel). This pill is to be taken two to three hours before you plan to have sexual relations.
You should start off with one half pill (25 mg). If you are able to function at that dose and suffer no untoward side effects, continue at that dose. If it did not work but there were no effects that bothered you, increase the dose another one half pill (total of 50 mg). If it works at that dose, stay at that dose. If that dose does not work but there were no effects that bothered you, increase the dose another one half pill (25 mg). Continue in this fashion, increasing the dose by one half pill (25 mg), until you reach a dose that functions, the side effects become bothersome, or you reach a maximum of three whole pills (150 mg).
The side effects (as with many pills, there are some) that have been the most bothersome to patients in the past are: