Stopping Serzone® (nefazodone hydrochloride) abruptly can lead to withdrawal symptoms. Although the manufacturer does not warn about the possibility of a Serzone withdrawal, it is possible that withdrawal symptoms may occur.
Withdrawal symptoms of antidepressants can include:
In most people, these withdrawal symptoms improve with time, without the need for any treatment.
If you are going to be taken off of Serzone, your healthcare provider may wean you off slowly to minimize the chances of developing withdrawals from Serzone. If withdrawal symptoms do occur, your healthcare provider may return you to your previous Serzone dosage and then wean you off even slower.