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Nice edits, Rmky87. Thanks. -WanderingHermit.
Argh, I can't figure out how to change the brand name to the chemical name (under the molecInsert non-formatted text here ule picture). Oh well. - Fuzzform 22:12, 14 December 2005 (UTC)
I added a bit about the availability of nefazodone in the US. I will add a detailed section on side effects later, as nefazodone is associated with numerous reports of visual disturbances and anxiety, probably due to one of its primary metabolites, m-chlorphenylpiperazine.
Porkchopmcmoose 22:52, 15 January 2006 (UTC)
Serzone Equals Sleep
I have struggled with depression since my adoloscence and was prescribed Aropax (Sp?) at the age of 18 with no results positive nor negative.
At the age of 23 I tried Serzone after some investigation on the internet. As I recall, the prescription indicated a dose every eight hours. In my case, this resulted in an almost constant state of drowsiness. I would sleep for six or seven hours and awaken in time for the next dose. I quit the stuff after two or three weeks. The causes and effects of depression are wide and varied and, having since beaten the disease after a long struggle, I know that, at least for some of us, the torment may be beaten via a non-pharmaceutical approach. Jones
Nefazodone and Sleep/Libido=
No question that this medication is beneficial with sleep. But it should not be dosed every 8 hours; it can be dosed once daily or twice daily (refer to rxlist.com). Its sedative properties are similar to its "cousin", Trazodone, which is commonly used in the U.S. as a sedative in those that have addiction potential; often used as a sleep medication in Alcohol/Substance abuse treatment centers.
In regards to libido, Nefazodone can be combined with lower doses of SSRIs, since it potentiates the effect of the SSRI (anxiolytic) without having to use full doses of SSRIs which all have noted sexual side effects. Please note, SSRIs, despite being called anti-depressants, are in fact the best anti-anxiety medications on the market. DirkMc (talk) 02:50, 9 July 2009 (UTC)
"Please note, SSRIs, despite being called anti-depressants, are in fact the best anti-anxiety medications on the market." Better than benzodiazepines like Alprazolam and Clonazepam? Better than the Phenelzine? Better than Pregabalin? SSRIs aren't the best anxiolytic medications on the market on any level, including the possible difficulty of withdrawal. About its possible use to decrease the dosage of other antidepressant drugs with worst side effect profile, you're right. --WhereIsMarty (talk) 06:42, 15 September 2009 (UTC)
<<< It depends what you mean by "best." There are a number of reasons they like to prescribe SSRI's for anxiety instead of benzos... they do not tend to produce tolerance, and their effects are very slow, so they have much lower abuse potential than benzos. Benzodiazepene's are most effective for occasional episodes of anxiety, like the ones some people get when flying or speaking in public, whereas SSRI's give baseline coverage for chronic anxiety disorders. I don't know about Phenelzine or Pregabalin. Besides, your little sister is a lot less likely to steal your Nefazodone. :) >>> 126.96.36.199 (talk) 12:01, 20 June 2010 (UTC)