Prescription onlyClass: Mental health

Viibryd 

(vilazodone)

Prescription onlyClass: Mental health
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Treats depression.

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Viibryd (Vilazodone) is a good option to treat depression, but it often causes stomach and intestinal problems, including diarrhea.

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Upsides

  • Viibryd (Vilazodone) improves depressive symptoms in people with major depressive disorder.
  • The dose of Viibryd (Vilazodone) doesn’t need to be changed if you have severe kidney disease.
  • Compared to other antidepressants, it has a lower risk of weight gain and causing problems with sexual function.
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Downsides

  • You shouldn’t take Viibryd (Vilazodone) if you have severe liver problems.
  • Can’t take Viibryd (Vilazodone) with drugs called monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs).
  • Need to avoid drinking alcohol while taking Viibryd (Vilazodone).
How it works

Viibryd (Vilazodone) is an antidepressant that is both a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) and a serotonin receptor agonist. It treats depression by adjusting the levels of serotonin in your brain.

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Side effect rates for Viibryd (vilazodone)

869 From clinical trials of Viibryd / Depression (40 mg)
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Dry mouth
  • Sleep difficulty
  • Decreased libido
  • Vomiting
  • Lower sex drive
  • Fatigue
  • Abnormal orgasm

Risks and Warnings for Viibryd (vilazodone)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • Age 18 years or younger

    Viibryd (Vilazodone) can increase the risk of suicidal thoughts or behavior. Watch for worsening depression or any unusual changes in mood or behavior, especially during the first few months of treatment, or when the dose changes. Report anything concerning to a doctor immediately. Viibryd (Vilazodone) is not approved for children younger than age 18 years.

    This is a black box warning. The FDA requires this warning when there is a significant risk of serious or life-threatening effects that anyone taking the drug should consider.

Means that some groups have a high risk of experiencing this side effect

Common concerns from people taking Viibryd (vilazodone)

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  • Made me feel great, no side effects. Down side is price.
  • The price is way to high but I feel like a new person when taking the Viibryd.
Alcohol
  • Need to avoid drinking alcohol while taking Viibryd (Vilazodone).
Food
  • Take Viibryd (Vilazodone) with food at the same time every day.
  • Took me 8 years to figure out that it was causing severe bruising. I don't take blood thinners and didn't realize this medication was the issue. Still the best choice for me;.
  • Take with food or it doesn't work effectively.
  • Do take with food. I didn't experience GI issues, but it felt almost like I skipped the dose if I took it without food. Had a lot of trouble sleeping at first and with dose change - melatonin helped get through those periods
Kidneys and liver
  • The dose of Viibryd (Vilazodone) doesn’t need to be changed if you have severe kidney disease.
Weight
  • All medicine has side effects. Have to weigh the inconvenience of side effects over the inconvenience of being depressed