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Brexanolone is a unique, intravenously administered, neuroactive steroidal antidepressant used in the therapy of moderate-to-severe postpartum depression. In prelicensure clinical trials, brexanolone therapy was not associated with an increased rate of serum aminotransferase elevations, and it has not been linked to instances of clinically apparent acute liver injury.

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