Nefazodone

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Nefazodone
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Systematic (IUPAC) name
1-(3-[4-(3-chlorophenyl)piperazin-1-yl]propyl)-3-ethyl-4-(2-phenoxyethyl)-1H-1,2,4-triazol-5(4H)-one
Clinical data
Trade names Dutonin, Nefadar, Rulivan, Serzone
AHFS/Drugs.com monograph
MedlinePlus a695005
Pregnancy
category
  • C
Legal status
  • AU: S4 (Prescription only)
  • ℞ (Prescription only)
Routes of
administration
Oral
Pharmacokinetic data
Bioavailability 20% (variable)
Protein binding >99%
Metabolism Hepatic (active metabolites, including mCPP)[1]
Biological half-life 2–4 hours
Excretion Urine (55%), Feces (20–30%)
Identifiers
CAS Number 83366-66-9 YesY
ATC code N06AX06 (WHO)
PubChem CID: 4449
IUPHAR/BPS 7247
DrugBank DB01149 YesY
ChemSpider 4294 YesY
UNII 59H4FCV1TF YesY
KEGG D08257 YesY
ChEBI CHEBI:7494 YesY
ChEMBL CHEMBL623 YesY
Chemical data
Formula C25H32ClN5O2
Molecular mass 470.01 g/mol
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Nefazodone (Dutonin, Nefadar, Serzone) is an antidepressant marketed by Bristol-Myers Squibb. Its sale was discontinued in 2003 in some countries due to the rare incidence of hepatotoxicity (liver damage), which could lead to the need for a liver transplant, or even death. The incidence of severe liver damage is approximately 1 in every 250,000 to 300,000 patient-years.[2] On June 14, 2004, Bristol-Myers Squibb discontinued the sale of Serzone in the United States and Canada.[3] Several generic formulations of nefazodone are still available.[4]

Pharmacology

Nefazodone acts primarily as a potent antagonist at the 5-HT2A receptors (Kd 26 nM).[5] It also has moderate affinity for the α1-adrenergic receptor (Kd 48 nM) and 5-HT1A receptor (Kd 80 nM), and very low affinity for the α2-adrenergic receptor (Kd 640 nM) and D2 receptor (Kd 910 nM).[5] Nefazodone has low affinity for the serotonin (200 nM), norepinephrine (360 nM), and dopamine (360 nM) transporters as well, and therefore acts as a weak serotonin-norepinephrine-dopamine reuptake inhibitor (SNDRI).[6] It has negligible affinity for the H1 receptor (24,000 nM) or muscarinic acetylcholine receptors (11,000 nM), and accordingly lacks any antihistamine or anticholinergic side effects.[6]

Dosing

Nefazodone doses for adults typically start at 100 mg twice daily (200 mg/day) to a maximum of 600 mg/day (300 mg twice daily), according to Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations. Some patients with severe depression were treated with more than 600 mg/day. Most patients were treated with 300 mg–600 mg daily.

Side effects

Common and mild side effects of nefazodone reported in clinical trials more often than placebo include dry mouth (25%), sedation/somnolence (25%), nausea (22%), dizziness (17%), blurred/abnormal vision (16%), weakness (11%), lightheadedness (10%), confusion (7%), and orthostatic hypotension (5%).[7] Rare and serious adverse reactions may include allergic reaction, fainting, priapism (painful/prolonged erection), and jaundice.[8]

Unlike most serotonin reuptake inhibitors, nefazodone has a low incidence of negative effects on libido or sexual function, and is occasionally used as treatment for SSRI or SNRI-induced impotence and anorgasmia in men.[9] Additionally, unlike mirtazapine, nefazodone is not especially associated with increased appetite and weight gain either.[10]

Interactions

Nefazodone is a potent inhibitor of CYP3A4, an isozyme of the cytochrome P450 system, and may therefore interact adversely with many commonly used medications that are metabolized by CYP3A4.[1][11]

Advantages

Nefazodone's claimed advantages over other antidepressants include reduced possibility of disturbed sleep or sexual dysfunction, and ability to treat some patients who did not respond to other antidepressant drugs.

Nefazodone, though an antidepressant, may also be beneficial in the prophylaxis of migraines due to its antagonistic effects on the 5-HT2A[12] and 5-HT2C receptors.[13][14] It has a more favorable side effect profile than amitriptyline, a tricyclic antidepressant commonly used for migraine prophylaxis.

See also

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Lexi-Comp (September 2008). "Nefazodone". The Merck Manual Professional.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles> Retrieved on November 29, 2008.
  2. Rxlist.com: "Nefazodone Prescribing Information", accessed 8 January 2007.
  3. Bootie Cosgrove-Mather for CBS News. December 5, 2007 Anti-Depressant Taken Off Market
  4. FDA Orange Book, accessed 15 January 2006.
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  8. http://www.drugs.com/serzone.html
  9. http://sulcus.berkeley.edu/mcb/165_001/papers/manuscripts/_684.html
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