Nefazodone Alcohol is the generic name, Serzone is the brand name. It is an antidepressant type of drug used to treat depression.
The possibility of suicide must always be considered when prescribing this drug in severely depressed people. Persons taking this drug must be constantly watched until their condition improves.
People with a history of seizure disorders may experience while using this drug.
Recent heart attack patients should use this drug with caution because it can substantially reduce heart rate.
It is suggested no drinking while using this drug as the drug’s effectiveness may be decreased and the side effects may be increased.
At this time the medical community defines moderate consumption of alcohol as no more than two drinks per day and no more than 14 drinks per week. If anything more than that it is considered an unhealthy dependency on alcohol that may have adverse social, family and health consequences.
If a person drinks only once or twice a week but drinks on the same days each week and more than two drinks this is considered as an alcohol dependency.
If a person binge drinks at any time during the week this is also considered as alcoholism.
Some consider alcoholism as a disease while others consider it an addiction which is the result of personal choice and character fault. This school of thought blames the alcoholism on life style choices.
Personally I consider alcoholism a genetic tendency as I have seen families of alcoholics even when they live far apart. These unfortunate people are probably dependent on alcohol from the first drink.
When alcohol interacts with prescription or over the counter drugs it usually results in negative health effects most especially liver damage as the main organ affected.
Before using this drug advise your doctor if you are allergic to any other drug or substance, if you are using dietary or herbal supplements, are pregnant, plan to be or are breastfeeding, have liver disease, heart disease, high or low blood pressure, low white blood cell counts, high cholesterol or triglycerides, history of heart failure, heart attack, stroke, history of breast cancer, seizures or epilepsy, diabetes, enlarged prostate, difficult urination, bowel problems or narrow angle glaucoma.
Weakness, dry mouth, nausea, constipation, blurred or abnormal vision, tiredness, dizziness, light headedness and confusion.
Low blood pressure, fever, chills, flu like symptoms, joint pain, stiff neck, itching, rash, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, thirst, sore throat, changes in sense of taste, ringing or buzzing in the ear, unusual dreams, poor coordination, tremors, muscle stiffness, reduced sex drive, urinary difficulties including infection, vaginitis and breast pain.
Upset stomach, increased appetite, cough, memory loss, tingling in hands or feet, flushing or feelings of warmth, poor muscle coordination and dizziness when rising from a sitting or lying position.
Drug allergy, feeling unwell, swelling, sensitivity to the sun, pelvic pain, hernia, bad breath, high blood pressure, dizziness, angina pain, periodontal abscess, gum disease, abnormal liver tests, tongue swelling, difficulty swallowing, stomach bleeding, liver inflammation, arthritis, eye pain, impotence and breast enlargement.
If these occur get emergency medical help.
If pregnant do not use this drug.
This site serves as an information source only and does not dispense medical advice or any other kind of advice. If you are seeking medical advice you are advised to consult your own physician.
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