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Hello. I have been depressed for over two years now. Nothing has helped it so far. I began taking Serzone today. I am concerned about permanent side effects. Do you know if there are any? Thank you!
Nefazodone (Serzone) is an antidepressant that acts by inhibiting serotonin reuptake and also blocks serotonin receptors. The starting dose is 200 mg./day given in divided doses. The "usual" therapeutic dose is 300 mg./day which can be titrated as high as 600 mg./day in some patients if necessary. The most common side effects include nausea, dry mouth, dizziness, sedation, constipation, and light-headedness. It appears to be helpful in depression-associated insomnia. I am not aware of any permanent side effects of Serzone. It appears to have less sexual side effects than some of the other antidepressants.
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