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Serzone is an antidepressant drug that offers two types of relief for individuals with depression and symptoms of anxiety. Initially, it displays positive signs in curing depression, by easing anxiety and sleepiness and then, if continued over a period of several weeks, it relieves the underlying depression. It is considered an alternative to the popular class of drugs called SSRIs (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors). Serzone is manufactured by Bristol Meyers.

Serzone is now being forced by the FDA to state a black box warning label on the drug notifying the consumers that the use of Serzone may lead to a possible life threatening liver failure. Liver effects range from asymptomatic reversible increases in serum transaminase to cases of liver failure resulting in transplant or death.

Serzone has moderately mild side effects in comparison with some other anti-depressant drugs. The most commonly observed adverse effects associated with Serzone are asthenia (lack of physical strength), dry mouth, nausea, constipation, drowsiness, dizziness, light-headedness, confusion, and blurred or abnormal vision. You should never take Serzone with MAO inhibitors, namely Nardil and Parnate because sometimes fatal reactions have occurred when Serzone is used in combination with these medications. You should avoid Serzone if you are taking Halcion, Hismanal, Propulsid, or Seldane. Serzone can cause you to become drowsy or less alert and may affect your judgment. You should not drive or operate dangerous machinery or participate in any hazardous activity that requires full mental alertness until you know how the drug affects you.