Mental Health Home > Serzone Warnings and Precautions
There is a lot of important information you should know before starting an antidepressant like Serzone. Warnings and precautions include being aware of certain drug interactions, making sure you don't have bipolar disorder (instead of depression), and looking out for dangerous side effects. You should not take Serzone if you are allergic to any components of the drug or are currently taking triazolam, pimozide, cisapride, or carbamazepine.
You should talk to your healthcare provider prior to taking Serzone® (nefazodone hydrochloride) if you have:
- Bipolar disorder or a family history of bipolar disorder (also known as manic depression)
- Have heart disease or have had a heart attack or stroke
- Chest pain
- Seizures or epilepsy
- Had a recent heart attack
- An upcoming surgery
- Liver problems, including liver failure or cirrhosis
- A history of suicide attempts or suicidal thoughts
- Any allergies, including allergies to food, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
Be sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medicines you may be taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.