Viibryd

(vilazodone)

4.0/ 5 average rating with 95 reviewsforViibryd
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Treats depression.

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Viibryd (vilazodone) is a good option to treat depression, but you can cause stomach irritation including diarrhea.

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Quick facts about Viibryd
  • Drug class: Mental health
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available

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 kidney disease.
  • Compared to other antidepressants, it has a lower risk of weight gain and less sexual side effects.
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Downsides

  • It may take several weeks before you feel the full effects of Viibryd (vilazodone).
  • Cannot take Viibryd (vilazodone) if you have severe liver problems.
  • Cannot take Viibryd (vilazodone) with other medicines called monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs).
  • Need to avoid drinking alcohol while taking Viibryd (vilazodone).
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How it works

Viibryd (vilazodone) is an antidepressant that treats depression by adjusting the levels of serotonin in your brain which helps stabilize your mood.

Quick facts about Viibryd
  • Drug class: Mental health
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available

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What to expect when you take Viibryd (vilazodone) for Depression

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  • Possible side effects
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Loss of sleep
  • Dry mouth
  • Dizziness
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Side effect rates for Viibryd (vilazodone)

From 1945 clinical trials of Viibryd when taken for depression (40 mg/day)
  • Diarrhea
    28%28%
    10%10%
  • Nausea
    24%24%
    7%7%
  • Headache
    14%14%
    14%14%
  • Dizziness
    8%8%
    5%5%
  • Dry mouth
    7%7%
    5%5%
  • Loss of sleep
    6%6%
    2%2%
  • Vomiting
    5%5%
    2%2%
  • Sleepiness
    5%5%
    2%2%
  • Abdominal pain
    4%4%
    3%3%
  • Low sex drive (males)
    4%4%
  • Upset stomach
    3%3%
    2%2%
  • Gas
    3%3%
    1%1%
  • Abnormal dreams
    3%3%
    2%2%
  • Restlessness
    3%3%
    1%1%
  • Fatigue
    3%3%
    3%3%
  • Increased appetite
    3%3%
    1%1%
  • Erectile dysfunction (males)
    3%3%
    1%1%
  • Stomach infection
    2%2%
    1%1%
  • Tingling and numbness
    2%2%
    1%1%
  • Palpitations
    2%2%
  • Increased weight
    2%2%
    1%1%
  • Abnormal orgasm (males)
    2%2%
  • Ejaculation disorder (males)
    2%2%
  • Low sex drive (females)
    2%2%
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Where we got our data »

The placebo bar shows how common a side effect was for people taking a sugar pill instead of Viibryd.

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Risks and Warnings for Viibryd (vilazodone)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • Age 24 years or younger

    Viibryd (vilazodone) may 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 in children under 18.

    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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Price
  • Worth it
    Low hassle
    Reviewed Viibrydon 3/5/2018Please find a way to lower the cost! Viibryd, has saved my life in many ways, but it is ridiculous what I have to do just to be approved by insurance to get my prescription filled.
    51
    Woman
    Two years or more
    Would rather not say
  • Worth it
    Some hassle
    Reviewed Viibrydon 2/13/2018It works!! however the Cost is so high you must try to get samples from the Dr.Why give me somthing I can not afford to buy???
    61
    Woman
    A few months
    Would rather not say
  • Worth it
    Reviewed Viibrydon 9/16/2017Bc it's pricey try online coupons or some Canadian pharmacies have generics for much cheaper
    47
    Woman
    A couple weeks
    Major depressive disorder
Alcohol
  • Need to avoid drinking alcohol while taking Viibryd (vilazodone).
  • Not sure
    Reviewed Viibrydon 7/31/2017I feel quite frustrated! I have menopause; depression; anxiety; PTSD. I am a recovering alcoholic, drug addict. Can't seem to find the right drug. I don't know if it is menopause, depression, the combination. I feel tired often. I have lost body strength. I cannot maintain stability. I sometimes feel I would be better off dead...or worse start drinking and drugging again to numb out.
    53
    Woman
    A month or so
    Major depressive disorder
Food
  • Take Viibryd (vilazodone) with food at the same time every day.
  • Not worth it
    Some hassle
    Reviewed Viibrydon 7/21/2017Take at the same time every day. I couldn't take at night or without food or I would get sleep paralysis. Very expensive.
    29
    Woman
    A few months
    Major depressive disorder
  • Worth it
    Low hassle
    Reviewed ViibrydTook 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;.
    72
    Woman
  • Worth it
    Low hassle
    Reviewed Viibrydon 9/13/2016Helps to take with food and plenty of water. Mornings have personally worked best.
    30
    Woman
    Major depressive disorder
Kidneys and liver
  • The dose of Viibryd (vilazodone) doesn't need to be changed if you have kidney disease.
Weight
  • Worth it
    Some hassle
    Reviewed Viibrydon 10/5/2016All medicine has side effects. Have to weigh the inconvenience of side effects over the inconvenience of being depressed
    37
    Woman
    Major depressive disorder