Discontinuation symptoms associated with nefazodone


Tamam L. , Ozpoyraz N.

JOURNAL OF PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY, vol.17, no.4, pp.447-450, 2003 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 17 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/0269881103174010
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.447-450

Abstract

We present a patient who developed discontinuation symptoms following abrupt cessation of nefazodone. Three days after the first appearance of the discontinuation symptoms (i.e. 5 days after cessation of the drug), all symptoms resolved spontaneously without a need for intervention. This case report emphasizes the importance of gradual discontinuation of serotonergic drugs to avoid any consequent unpleasant discontinuation symptoms.