Nefazodone hydrochloride (Serzone®) is a prescription drug approved to treat depression (also known as major depression or clinical depression). By balancing the levels of certain chemicals in the brain (serotonin and norepinephrine), nefazodone not only helps to improve the symptoms of depression -- it can reduce the chance of a relapse as well.
The medication comes in tablet form and is usually taken twice a day, with or without food. As with any medication, side effects are possible. However, nefazodone is generally well tolerated. In clinical trials, common problems included:
- Dry mouth
(For a more detailed look at this medication, including some warnings to keep in mind before starting treatment, click Nefazodone.)