5.4/ 7 average rating with 95 reviewsforViibryd

Viibryd
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(Vilazodone)

Viibryd (Vilazodone)

Prescription only

Cymbalta (duloxetine)

Prescription only
1 of 8 alternatives
Treats depression.

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

Improves mood and relieves certain types of pain.

Cymbalta (duloxetine) is good for treating depression, anxiety, and some forms of chronic pain, but it is more likely than other antidepressants to cause problems if you drink alcohol or have high blood pressure.

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.
  • Cymbalta (duloxetine) may help relieve nerve pain from diabetes and other forms of chronic pain.
  • Cymbalta (duloxetine) has several uses, which may be good for people with multiple conditions.
  • Available as a generic, which is cheaper.
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).
  • Cymbalta (duloxetine) may not be a good option if you're a heavy drinker, or have liver or kidney problems.
  • Cymbalta (duloxetine) can increase high blood pressure.
  • Like most antidepressants, Cymbalta (duloxetine) can cause higher risk of suicidal thoughts and behavior for people aged 24 and younger.
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  • Extended release
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Reviews
95 
67%
think this treatment is worth it
63%
think this treatment works well
13%
think this treatment is a hassle

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496 
58%
think this treatment is worth it
49%
think this treatment works well
24%
think this treatment is a hassle

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Side effects
10possible side effects
  • Diarrhea
    28%
  • Nausea
    23%
  • Dizziness
    9%
  • Dry mouth
    8%
  • Insomnia
    6%
  • Vomiting
    5%
  • Decreased libido
    5%
  • Abnormal dreams
    4%
  • Libido decreased
    4%
  • Fatigue
    4%
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10possible side effects
  • Nausea
    23%
  • Headache
    14%
  • Dry mouth
    13%
  • Drowsiness
    10%
  • Fatigue
    9%
  • Difficulty sleeping
    9%
  • Constipation
    9%
  • Dizziness
    9%
  • Diarrhea
    9%
  • Decreased appetite
    7%
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Risks and warnings
  • Suicidal thoughts or behavior

    Age 18 years or younger

  • Monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) interaction

    Taking Viibryd (Vilazodone) with MAOIs

    ...and 1 more risk factors

  • Serotonin syndrome

    Taking Viibryd (Vilazodone) with other drugs that increase serotonin

  • Abnormal bleeding

    Taking Viibryd (Vilazodone) with NSAIDs, warfarin, aspirin, or other drugs that affect clotting

  • Risk to fetus

    Women of childbearing age

  • Eye problems

    History of glaucoma

  • Activation of mania/hypomania

    History of bipolar disorder (mixed/mania)

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  • Suicidal thoughts or behavior

    Age 24 years or younger

  • Serotonin syndrome

    Taking tricyclic antidepressants, lithium, tramadol, fentanyl, amphetamines, certain headache medications (triptans), St. John's Wort

  • Withdrawal

    Stopping Cymbalta (duloxetine) abruptly

  • Increased bleeding

    Taking other blood-thinning drugs (including aspirin, NSAIDs such as Advil, warfarin)

  • Changes in blood pressure and risk of falls

    Elderly patients

    ...and 4 more risk factors

  • Bipolar disorder

    History of bipolar disorder

    ...and 1 more risk factors

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