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Viibryd is a prescription medication used to treat major depressive disorder (MDD) in adults. It contains the active ingredient vilazodone, which is an SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor) and a partial agonist of the 5-HT1A receptor. Viibryd works by increasing the levels of serotonin in the brain, which is a neurotransmitter that affects mood, emotions, and sleep.
Vilazodone can improve your mood, sleep, appetite, and energy level and may help restore your interest in daily living. Viibryd can provide relief from a range of mental health symptoms, such as sadness and irritability.
Uses and Dosage
VIIBRYD comes in the form of an oral tablet, which should be taken with a meal once daily. Take the tablet in the morning with breakfast and swallow the tablet with a glass of water afterward. Take this medication regularly according to a dosing schedule, and to not skip any doses. Do not change your dosing or take this medication more frequently than advised, as it will not improve your condition and may increase the risk of side effects.
The dosage of VIIBRYD you receive will depend on your medical condition, your response to treatment, and any other medications you may be taking.
The recommended dosages of VIIBRYD usually start at 10mg per day for the first 7 days, followed by an increase in dosage to 20mg per day with a meal. The goal dosage range is typically between 20mg to 40mg per day, but the specific dosage may vary based on an individual's medical condition and response to treatment.
Common Side Effects of Viibryd (Vilazodone Hcl):
- Insomnia or trouble sleeping
- Low sex drive
- Changes in sexual ability
Serious Side Effects of Viibryd (Vilazodone Hcl):
- Inability to concentrate
- Easy bruising
- Unusual bleeding
- Eye pain
- Widened pupils
- Vision changes
- Shallow breathing
Form and strength
Viibryd (Vilazodone Hcl) is available in the following forms and strength:
- 10 mg
- 20 mg
- 40 mg
Vilazodone Hcl: Tablet
- 20 mg
- 40 mg
- Viibryd can cause drowsiness, affecting your ability to operate heavy machinery or perform other hazardous activities until you know how it affects you. Additionally, it may affect your judgment and cognitive abilities, avoid drinking alcohol while taking Viibryd.
- The need for caution and medical supervision in individuals with bipolar disorder, bleeding problems or glaucoma.
- Special caution should be taken regarding the risk of suicidal thoughts or behavior when taking VIIBRYD, especially in children, adolescents, and young adults. Additionally, there is a potential for sexual problems, sleep disturbances, dizziness, headaches, gastrointestinal issues such as nausea and diarrhea, and the impact on other medications.
- Special caution should be taken as there is a risk of suicidal thoughts or behavior when taking VIIBRYD, especially in children, adolescents, and young adults.
- VIIBRYD may have an impact on how other medications function, and vice versa. To ensure the safety and effectiveness of your treatment, do not commence or discontinue any medications without consulting your healthcare provider while taking VIIBRYD.
- Use of VIIBRYD during late pregnancy may increase the risk of certain problems in newborns. VIIBRYD may also pass into breast milk, so talk to your healthcare professional about potential risks and benefits before taking VIIBRYD while pregnant or breastfeeding.
- VIIBRYD can interact with other medications including monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs), serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs), and certain antibiotics.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
How long does it take for VIIBRYD to start working?
It can take several weeks for VIIBRYD to start working and for an individual to feel the full effects of the medication.
Can VIIBRYD be taken with or without food?
VIIBRYD should be taken with food to help improve absorption.
Is VIIBRYD habit-forming or addictive?
No, VIIBRYD is not habit-forming or addictive.
Can VIIBRYD cause weight gain?
Weight changes, including weight gain or loss, may be a potential side effect of VIIBRYD.
Can VIIBRYD be taken at night?
VIIBRYD can be taken at any time of day, but it is recommended to take it around the same time each day to maintain a consistent level in the body.
It's important to purchase Viibryd from verified Canadian pharmacy.