Anticipate That Brexanolone Will Be Saved for Severe Postpartum Depression
Brexanolone (Zulresso, zul-REH-soh) will be a new injectable med for treating postpartum depression.
Women with postpartum depression often get SSRIs (sertraline, etc)...which take a week or more to start working. Brexanolone's effects kick in sooner...within 24 to 48 hours.
But expect brexanolone to be saved for severe cases. It costs up to $34,000/course...and it can cause serious side effects, such as sedation and loss of consciousness.