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Serzone is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressant drug. It had been used to treat different forms of depression until it was pulled from the market in the early 2000s due to a link to liver damage in some individuals who had used it. Its generic version, nefazodone, is still available. This drug works to help regulate symptoms associated with depression by inhibiting the reuptake of both serotonin and norepinephrine in the brain.

The most serious side effect of nefazodone use is liver damage. Patients taking this medication are warned to watch for yellowing of the eyes or skin – both indicators of jaundice stemming from possible problems with the liver. Other serious side effects associated with this drug include seizure, dizziness, hallucinations, convulsions, unusual thoughts, increased appetite, penis erection (over 4 hours), and suicidal thoughts.

Like all mood-altering drugs, there is a chance of addiction when using nefazodone. Suddenly stopping use should not be attempted as this can bring an onset of side effects that may not have been felt during use. Since these side effects, or any combination of them, can be unpleasant, a user may be more inclined to continue use when they shouldn’t as a means of avoidance.

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