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Nefazodone is a prescription medication that is used for treating depression in adults. By balancing serotonin and norepinephrine levels in the brain, the antidepressant can improve the symptoms of depression and help prevent a relapse. Nefazodone, which comes in tablet form and is available in five different strengths, is generally taken twice a day. Potential side effects include nausea, insomnia, headache, and dizziness.

What Is Nefazodone?

Nefazodone hydrochloride (Serzone®) is a prescription medicine used for the treatment of depression (also known as major depression or clinical depression).
(Click What Is Nefazodone Used For? for more information on the drug's uses, including possible off-label uses.)

Side Effects of Nefazodone

As with any medicine, there are possible side effects with nefazodone. However, not everyone who takes the antidepressant will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate it well. When side effects do occur, in most cases they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
The most common side effects of nefazodone include:
(Click Side Effects of Nefazodone to learn about specific nefazodone side effects, including some of the more serious side effects that you should report to your healthcare provider.)
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