Warnings:

This medication may cause you to feel very sleepy or to suddenly pass out (lose consciousness). You might not even feel drowsy first. Careful monitoring by your doctor may decrease your risk. During treatment with this medication, tell your doctor right away if you feel like you cannot stay awake during the time you are normally awake, or if you feel like you are going to pass out. Another caregiver must be with you to help care for your child(ren) during this time. After your injection, do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs alertness until you can do it safely. Limit alcoholic beverages. Talk to your doctor if you are using marijuana (cannabis).

For patients to receive this medication, all doctors, pharmacists, and patients must agree to, understand, and carefully follow the requirements of the Zulresso REMS Program. These requirements apply in the United States. If you live in Canada or any other country, consult your doctor and pharmacist for your country's regulations.

Antidepressant medications are used to treat a variety of conditions, including depression and other mental/mood disorders. These medications can help prevent suicidal thoughts/attempts and provide other important benefits. However, studies have shown that a small number of people (especially people younger than 25) who take antidepressants for any condition may experience worsening depression, other mental/mood symptoms, or suicidal thoughts/attempts. It is very important to talk with the doctor about the risks and benefits of antidepressant medication (especially for people younger than 25), even if treatment is not for a mental/mood condition.

Tell the doctor right away if you notice worsening depression/other psychiatric conditions, unusual behavior changes (including possible suicidal thoughts/attempts), or other mental/mood changes (including new/worsening anxiety, panic attacks, trouble sleeping, irritability, hostile/angry feelings, impulsive actions, severe restlessness, very rapid speech). Be especially watchful for these symptoms when a new antidepressant is started or when the dose is changed.

Uses

This medication is used to treat a certain type of depression (postpartum depression). It is thought to work by affecting the balance of certain natural substances in the body. This medication may improve your mood, sleep, appetite, and energy level and may help restore your interest in daily living. It may decrease fear, anxiety, and unwanted thoughts.

How to use Brexanolone 5 Mg/Ml Intravenous Solution

Read the Medication Guide provided by your pharmacist before you start using brexanolone. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

This medication is given by continuous injection into a vein by a healthcare provider. The injection is given as directed by your doctor, usually over 60 hours (2 and a half days). The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment.

Tell your doctor if your condition does not get better or if it gets worse.

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