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Nefazodone Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Nefazodone is also known as: Serzone

Medically reviewed on December 15, 2017

Nefazodone Pregnancy Warnings

Animal studies have shown no malformations; however, increased early pup mortality and decreased pup weights have been reported. There are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

To monitor maternal-fetal outcomes of pregnant women exposed to antidepressant therapy, a National Pregnancy Registry for Antidepressants has been established. Healthcare providers are encouraged to prospectively register patients. For additional information: https://womensmentalhealth.org/clinical-and-research-programs/pregnancyregistry/antidepressants/

US FDA pregnancy category C: Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.

This drug should be used during pregnancy only if the benefit outweighs the risk to the fetus.

US FDA pregnancy category: C

Comments:
-A pregnancy exposure registry is available.
-Patients should be advised to notify their healthcare provider if they become pregnant or intend to become pregnant during treatment.

See references

Nefazodone Breastfeeding Warnings

Caution is recommended.

Excreted into human milk: Unknown
Excreted into animal milk: Data not available

Comments:
-The effects in the nursing infant are unknown.
-The American Academy of Pediatrics classifies other antidepressants as drugs whose effects on the nursing infant are unknown but may be of concern.
-Patients should be advised to notify their healthcare provider if they are breast-feeding.

See references

References for pregnancy information

  1. "Product Information. Serzone (nefazodone)." Bristol-Myers Squibb, Princeton, NJ.

References for breastfeeding information

  1. "Product Information. Serzone (nefazodone)." Bristol-Myers Squibb, Princeton, NJ.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

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