nefazodone - oral, Serzone (cont.)

PRECAUTIONS: See also Warning section.Before taking nefazodone, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to trazodone; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: liver disease, personal or family history of psychiatric disorder (e.g., bipolar/manic-depressive disorder), personal or family history of suicide attempts, heart/blood vessel disease (e.g., history of stroke/heart attack), loss of too much body water (dehydration), seizures, intestinal ulcers/bleeding (peptic ulcer disease).Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist that you are using this medication.This drug may make you dizzy or drowsy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires alertness until you are sure you can perform such activities safely. Avoid alcoholic beverages since they can make you dizzy or drowsy and also cause liver disease.Caution is advised when using this drug in the elderly because they may be more sensitive to the effects of the drug, especially dizziness/drowsiness or bleeding.During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.It is not known whether this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

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