What Is Serzone (Nefazodone)?

Serzone is a synthetic medication used to treat patients with depression. It is also commonly referred to by its generic name nefazodone. Along with depression, Serzone can be effective in treating aggressive behavior and panic disorder. It is recommended to take Serzone regularly at the same time each day to receive its full benefits.

Like all medications, nefazodone can have certain side effects on some patients. Some of the most common Serzone side effects include dizziness, drowsiness, lightheadedness, nausea, dry mouth and constipation. If any of these effects last a long time or get worse, call your doctor.

More serious nefazodone side effects include confusion, weakness, fainting, seizures, as well as easy bleeding or bruising. Seek medical assistance immediately if you experience black stools, vomit that looks like coffee grounds, eye pain/swelling/redness, widened pupils, vision changes or an allergic reaction while taking nefazodone. If you are a male patient taking Serzone, it is unlikely but possible for you to experience painful or prolonged erections lasting for four or more hours. Stop using nefazodone immediately if you experience these effects.

Serzone (Nefazodone) Withdrawal And Detox

Talk to your doctor if you are considering discontinuing your Serzone treatment. Do not stop taking nefazodone suddenly, as this may increase your chances of experiencing unwanted withdrawal symptoms. By discussing your wishes with your doctor, they can begin to gradually lower your nefazodone overtime to make sure you detox from Serzone safely.

What Are Common Serzone (Nefazodone) Withdrawal Symptoms?

If you are discontinuing your Serzone treatment, you may experience the following withdrawal symptoms: irritability, agitation, dizziness, anxiety, confusion, headache and insomnia. Remember, do not stop taking nefazodone abruptly because these withdrawal symptoms may be amplified.

Serzone (Nefazodone) Withdrawal Timeline And Symptom Durations

Everyone experiences Serzone withdrawal in different ways. Because of this, the timeline for nefazodone withdrawal and Serzone symptom durations vary from person to person. Some patients may recover from Serzone withdrawal within a few days, while others may take weeks. The duration of time you were undergoing nefazodone treatment is directly correlated to how long you will experience withdrawal symptoms. For instance, if you took Serzone for only two weeks, the medication would be out of your system, and withdrawal symptoms would subside earlier than someone who was taking nefazodone for several years.

Managing Withdrawal Symptoms Of Serzone (Nefazodone)

Some people may have more trouble managing their Serzone withdrawal symptoms than others. If you are going through a tough time during the withdrawal process, it may be necessary to enter a medically assisted detoxification program. Entering this type of program can help you effectively and safely withdrawal from nefazodone, which is the first step to a healthy, lasting recovery.

Serzone (Nefazodone) Medications And Detox

Make sure you keep a list of any other medications you are taking, as these may interact with nefazodone. This includes herbal products and other nonprescription drugs. Medications known to interact with Serzone are Abilify, Ativan, Celexa, Cymbalta, Klonopin, Lexapro, Lyrica, Paxil, Prozac, Seroquel, Topamax, Valium, Vitamin D3, Wellbutrin, Xanax, Zoloft and more. In some cases, nefazodone may interact with alcohol. Serzone can also interact with certain conditions such as hypotension, liver disease, angle-closure glaucoma, mania and seizures.

An important step in a life-long, healthy recovery from Serzone addiction is a safe detox. There is potential for a nefazodone dependency or addiction to occur even if you are taking Serzone responsibly. Identify how severe you or your loved one’s Serzone addiction is to best decide what kind of detoxification program will work best. If you have been taking nefazodone for a long period, a medically assisted detoxification program is recommended.

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