Serzone, sometimes called Nefazodone, is used to treat mental depression.
Be sure to tell your doctor of any allergies you have whether it is to medication or food, preservatives, or dyes. Tell your doctor immediately if you are, or become pregnant, or are breastfeeding, as it is unknown exactly how Serzone may affect your baby. Also tell your doctor of any other medications you are taking, including vitamins and supplements, and any medical conditions you may have.
Avoid alcohol when taking this medicine.
It is very important that you take this medicine exactly as your doctor tells you to. Do not take more or less medicine than directed, and never stop taking Serzone without discussing it with your doctor first.
If you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember, unless it is almost time for your next dose. Do NOT double doses.
Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur: blurred vision or other changes in vision; clumsiness or unsteadiness; lightheadedness or fainting; ringing in the ears; skin rash or itching; bladder pain; bloody or cloudy; cough or hoarseness; diarrhea; excessive muscle tone; eye pain; feeling dizzy; frequent urge to urinate; itching of the vagina or genital area; muscle stiffness; muscle tension or tightness; nausea; pain during sexual intercourse; painful, burning, or difficult urination; shortness of breath, tightness in chest, or wheezing; stomach pain; thick, white vaginal discharge with no odor or with a mild odor; or troubled breathing.
Nefazodone hydrochloride is a synthetically derived phenylpiperazine antidepressant. The chemical name for nefazodone hydrochloride is 2-[3-[4-(3-chlorophenyl) -1-piperazinyl]propyl] -5-ethyl-2,4-dihydro-4-(2-phenoxyethyl) -3H-1,2,4-triazol-3-one monohydrochloride. The molecular formula is C25H32ClN5O2 • HCl, which corresponds to a molecular weight of 506.5. Nefazodone hydrochloride is a nonhygroscopic, white crystalline solid. It is freely soluble in chloroform, soluble in propylene glycol, and slightly soluble in polyethylene glycol and water. SERZONE is supplied as hexagonal tablets containing 50 mg, 100 mg, 150 mg, 200 mg, or 250 mg of nefazodone hydrochloride and the following inactive ingredients: microcrystalline cellulose, povidone, sodium starch glycolate, colloidal silicon dioxide, magnesium stearate, and iron oxides (red and/or yellow) as colorants.
Serzone has the following structural formula: