What is unique about Viibryd?
A unique mechanistic approach is that of vilazodone, an agent that combines two mechanisms in a single drug, namely that of the SSRIs with 5HT1A receptor partial agonist actions, or a serotonin partial agonist reuptake inhibitor (SPARI).
What does Viibryd do to the brain?
Vilazodone is used to treat depression. It is an SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor) and partial serotonin receptor agonist. It works by helping to restore the balance of certain natural substances in the brain (neurotransmitters such as serotonin).
What are the long term side effects of Viibryd?
What are the serious side effects of Viibryd?
- bleeding more easily than usual.
- mania or hypomania (periods of high energy or racing thoughts)
- closed-angle glaucoma (sudden buildup of pressure in the eye)
- hyponatremia (low level of sodium in the blood)
- suicidal thoughts and actions*
- serotonin syndrome†
How does Viibryd make you feel?
Based upon other reviewers, and my own experience, I feel that something is inherently “wrong” with Viibryd. I may have noticed a slight elevation of my mood when I began taking it; but over time, the side effects such as nausea, indigestion, and a general feeling of malaise gradually took center stage.
What drug is similar to Viibryd?
Lexapro is available as a brand-name and generic medication. Compared to Viibryd, it’s a cheaper option. It’s also covered by most Medicare and insurance plans.
Does Viibryd make you gain weight?
In Viibryd studies, the average weight gain ranged from about 0.35-1.3 pounds.
Can Viibryd cause weight gain?
Which is better Prozac or Viibryd?
Prozac (fluoxetine) is good for treating depression and anxiety. It’s more energizing than other antidepressants, so it may not be the best choice for people who have trouble sleeping. Treats depression. Viibryd (vilazodone) is a good option to treat depression, but you can cause stomach irritation including diarrhea.
Should Viibryd be taken in the morning or night?
Viibryd should be taken at the same time every day. Depending on your body’s response to the medication, it may be better to take Viibryd in the morning or in the evening. Most doctors recommend taking Viibryd in the morning with breakfast.