What is Nefazodone?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Serzone

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Nefazodone is an antidepressant that is classified as a serotonin reuptake inhibitor / antagonist. It has been used to treat post-traumatic stress disorder.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Depressed mood 14 6
Major depressive disorder 9 3
Generalized anxiety disorder 3 1
Bipolar disorder 1 0
Bipolar I disorder 1 0
Bipolar II disorder 1 1

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 2
Moderate 1
Mild 2
None 6

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Nefazodone

Side effect Patients
Fatigue 3
Don't remember 1
Oversleeping (too much sleep) 1
Very tired right after treatment 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Nefazodone

Dosage Patients
200 mg twice daily 2
800 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Nefazodone

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 9
Side effects too severe 7
Doctor's advice 6
Other 4
Expense 2
Personal research 2
See all 18 patients who've stopped taking Nefazodone

Duration

Currently taking Nefazodone

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 1
10 years or more 2

Stopped taking Nefazodone

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 9
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 3
5 - 10 years 2
10 years or more 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 8
Usually 2
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 4
Not at all hard to take 4
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 1
$25-49 1
< $25 5
Not specified 4

What people switch to and from

Patients stopped taking Nefazodone and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Bupropion (Wellbutrin XL) 1
Escitalopram (Lexapro) 1
Venlafaxine (Effexor XR) 1
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1 patient evaluation for Nefazodone

Mar 22, 2004 (Started Oct 06, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for suicidal thoughts or urges)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: This was the first psych medication I was prescribed and it seemed helpful at that time. When it was tried again several years later it was no longer helpful as my depression was much more severe.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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