VIIBRYD- vilazodone hydrochloride tablet
VIIBRYD- vilazodone hydrochloride
Read this Medication Guide carefully before you start taking VIIBRYD and each time you get a refill. There may be new information. This information does not take the place of talking to your healthcare provider about your medical condition or your treatment.
What is the most important information I should know about VIIBRYD?
VIIBRYD and other antidepressant medicines may cause serious side effects.
Call your healthcare provider right away if you have any of the following symptoms, or call 911 if there is an emergency:
1. Suicidal thoughts or actions:
Call your healthcare provider right away if you have any of the following symptoms, especially if they are new, worse, or worry you:
2. Serotonin Syndrome:
3. Increased chance of bleeding: VIIBRYD and other antidepressant medicines may increase your chance of bleeding or bruising, especially if you take the blood thinner warfarin (Coumadin®, Jantoven®), a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), or aspirin.
4. Manic episodes:
5. Discontinuation symptoms. Do not suddenly stop VIIBRYD without first talking to your healthcare provider. Stopping VIIBRYD suddenly may cause serious symptoms including:
If your healthcare provider decides that you should stop taking VIIBRYD, your healthcare provider should slowly decrease (taper) your dose.
6. Seizures or convulsions.
7. Glaucoma (angle-closure glaucoma): Many antidepressant medicines including VIIBRYD may cause a certain type of eye problem called angle-closure glaucoma. Call your healthcare provider if you have changes in your vision or eye pain.
8. Low salt (sodium) levels in the blood.
Elderly people may be at greater risk for this. Symptoms may include:
What is VIIBRYD?
VIIBRYD is a prescription medicine used to treat a certain type of depression called Major Depressive Disorder (MDD). It is important to talk with your healthcare provider about the risks of treating depression and also the risk of not treating it. You should discuss all treatment choices with your healthcare provider.
Talk to your healthcare provider if you do not think that your condition is getting better with VIIBRYD treatment.
It is not known if VIIBRYD is safe and effective in children.
Who should not take VIIBRYD?
Do not take VIIBRYD if you:
People who take VIIBRYD close in time to taking an MAOI may have serious or even life-threatening side effects. Get medical help right away if you have any of these symptoms:
What should I tell my healthcare provider before taking VIIBRYD?
Before starting VIIBRYD, tell your healthcare provider if you:
Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines that you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. VIIBRYD and some medicines may interact with each other, may not work as well, or may cause serious side effects when taken together.
Especially tell your healthcare provider if you take:
Your healthcare provider or pharmacist can tell you if it is safe to take VIIBRYD with your other medicines. Do not start or stop any medicine while taking VIIBRYD without talking to your healthcare provider first.
How should I take VIIBRYD?
What should I avoid while taking VIIBRYD?
What are the possible side effects of VIIBRYD?
VIIBRYD may cause serious side effects, including:
Common side effects in people who take VIIBRYD include:
Tell your healthcare provider if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away. These are not all the possible side effects of VIIBRYD. For more information, ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
How should I store VIIBRYD?
Store VIIBRYD at room temperature (68°F to 77°F or 20°C to 25°C).
Keep VIIBRYD and all medicines out of the reach of children.
General information about the safe and effective use of VIIBRYD.
Medicines are sometimes prescribed for purposes other than those listed in a Medication Guide. Do not use VIIBRYD for a condition for which it was not prescribed. Do not give VIIBRYD to other people, even if they have the same condition. It may harm them.
This Medication Guide summarizes the most important information about VIIBRYD. If you would like more information, talk with your healthcare provider. You may ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist for information about VIIBRYD that is written for healthcare professionals.
For more information about VIIBRYD call 1-800-678-1605.
What are the ingredients in VIIBRYD?
Active ingredient: vilazodone hydrochloride
Inactive ingredients: lactose monohydrate, microcrystalline cellulose, magnesium stearate, colloidal silicon dioxide, polyvinyl alcohol, titanium dioxide, polyethylene glycol, talc, and FD&C Blue #1 (40 mg only), FD&C Yellow #6 (20 mg only) and FD&C Red #40 (10 mg only).
This Medication Guide has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
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