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Learn more about VIIBRYD

What is VIIBRYD?

What is VIIBRYD?

VIIBRYD is the brand name for vilazodone and is availabe as an oral tablet.

What dosages is VIIBRYD available in?

What dosages is VIIBRYD available in?

VIIBRYD is available as 10 mg, 20 mg, and 40 mg oral tablet.

What is VIIBRYD used for?

What is VIIBRYD used for?

VIIBRYD both a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) and a serotonin (5HT1A) receptor partial agonist that is used to treat major depressive disorder (MDD).

How does VIIBRYD work?

How does VIIBRYD work?

VIIBRYD is considered both a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) and a serotonin (5HT1A) receptor partial agonist. While the exact way it works to treat depression isn’t well-understood, it’s thought to work by boosting the amount of serotonin circulating in your brain, and also directly acting on serotonin receptors. Serotonin is a chemical in your brain that seems to play a role in mood, anxiety, and overall well-being.

How do I take VIIBRYD?

How do I take VIIBRYD?

VIIBRYD is typically started at 10 mg by mouth daily with food for a week. After that, your provider might raise your dose to 20 mg daily. The maximum dose is 40 mg daily.

Is it safe for me to take VIIBRYD?

Is it safe for me to take VIIBRYD?

VIIBRYD is a safe and effective treatment when used for FDA licensed indications. However, like all medications, they may give you unwanted side effects. You should always discuss potential side effects with your physician to ensure the medication is suitable and right for you. You should not use this medication if you have taken (or have just stopped taking within the past 2 week) a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI).

VIIBRYD Common Side Effects

VIIBRYD Common Side Effects

Common side effects of VIIBRYD:

  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Vomiting
  • Problems falling asleep or staying asleep (insomnia)
VIIBRYD Serious Side Effects

VIIBRYD Serious Side Effects

Serious side effects are rare with VIIBRYD. Contact your healthcare provider immediately if you experience any of the following.

  • Suicidal thoughts and behaviors
  • Serotonin syndrome: high fever, seizures, irregular heartbeat, confusion, loss of consciousness
  • Serious bleeding: bleeding that won’t stop, bruising that doesn’t go away, blood in the urine, dark or tarry stools
Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on VIIBRYD

Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on VIIBRYD

The following medications may interact with VIIBRYD:

  • CYP3A4 Inhibitors: The VIIBRYD dose should not exceed 20 mg once daily when co-administered with strong CYP3A4 inhibitors
  • CYP3A4 Inducers: Consider increasing VIIBRYD dosage by 2-fold, up to 80 mg once-daily over 1 to 2 weeks when used concomitantly with strong CYP3A4 inducers for greater than 14 days.
Who makes VIIBRYD?

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Is VIIBRYD safe in pregnancy?

Is VIIBRYD safe in pregnancy?

Third trimester use of VIIBRYD may increase risk for persistent pulmonary hypertension and withdrawal in the newborn. There is a pregnancy exposure registry that monitors pregnancy outcomes in women exposed to antidepressants during pregnancy. Healthcare providers are encouraged to register patients by calling the National Pregnancy Registry for Antidepressants at 1-844-405-6185 or visiting online at women’s health . You and your doctor will have to decide if you should take VASCEPA while you are pregnant or if you plan to become pregnant.


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