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Viibryd Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is vilazodone (Viibryd)?
- What are the possible side effects of vilazodone (Viibryd)?
- What is the most important information I should know about vilazodone (Viibryd)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking vilazodone (Viibryd)?
- How should I take vilazodone (Viibryd)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Viibryd)?
- What happens if I overdose (Viibryd)?
- What should I avoid while taking vilazodone (Viibryd)?
- What other drugs will affect vilazodone (Viibryd)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Viibryd)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Viibryd)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222. An overdose of vilazodone can be fatal.
Overdose symptoms may include some of the serious side effects listed in this medication guide.
What should I avoid while taking vilazodone (Viibryd)?
Drinking alcohol can increase some of the side effects of vilazodone.
This medication may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert.
What other drugs will affect vilazodone (Viibryd)?
Cold or allergy medicine, sedatives, narcotic pain medicine, sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, and medicine for seizures or anxiety can add to sleepiness caused by vilazodone. Tell your doctor if you regularly use any of these medicines, or any other antidepressant.
Ask your doctor before taking a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) for pain, arthritis, fever, or swelling. This includes aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn, Naprelan, Treximet), celecoxib (Celebrex), diclofenac (Cataflam, Voltaren), indomethacin (Indocin), meloxicam (Mobic), and others. Taking an NSAID with vilazodone may cause you to bruise or bleed easily.
Many drugs can interact with vilazodone. Below is just a partial list. Tell your doctor if you are using:
- bosentan (Tracleer);
- buspirone (BuSpar);
- cimetidine (Tagamet);
- conivaptan (Vaprisol);
- dexamethasone (Cortastat, Dexasone, Solurex, DexPak);
- imatinib (Gleevec);
- isoniazid (for treating tuberculosis);
- St. John's wort;
- tramadol (Ultram, Ultracet);
- tryptophan (also called L-tryptophan);
- a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven);
- an antibiotic such as clarithromycin (Biaxin), erythromycin (E.E.S., EryPed, Ery-Tab, Erythrocin, Pediazole), rifabutin (Mycobutin), rifampin (Rifadin, Rifater, Rifamate), rifapentine (Priftin), or telithromycin (Ketex);
- an antidepressant such as citalopram (Celexa), desvenlafaxine (Pristiq), duloxetine (Cymbalta), fluoxetine (Prozac, Sarafem, Symbyax), nefazodone, paroxetine (Paxil), sertraline (Zoloft), venlafaxine (Effexor), and others;
- antifungal medication such as itraconazole (Sporanox), ketoconazole (Nizoral), or miconazole (Oravig);
- a barbiturate such as butabarbital (Butisol), secobarbital (Seconal), pentobarbital (Nembutal), or phenobarbital (Solfoton);
- a diuretic (water pill);
- heart or blood pressure medication such as nicardipine (Cardene) or quinidine (Quin-G);
- HIV/AIDS medicine such as atazanavir (Reyataz), delavirdine (Rescriptor), efavirenz (Sustiva, Atripla), etravirine (Intelence), indinavir (Crixivan), nelfinavir (Viracept), nevirapine (Viramune), saquinavir (Invirase), or ritonavir (Norvir, Kaletra);
- medicines to treat narcolepsy, such as armodafanil (Nuvigil) or modafanil (Progivil);
- medicine to treat psychiatric disorders, such as aripiprazole (Abilify), chlorpromazine (Thorazine), clozapine (Clozaril, FazaClo), fluphenazine (Permitil, Prolixin), haloperidol (Haldol), perphenazine (Trilafon), or thioridazine (Mellaril);
- migraine headache medicine such as almotriptan (Axert), frovatriptan (Frova), sumatriptan (Imitrex, Treximet), naratriptan (Amerge), rizatriptan (Maxalt), or zolmitriptan (Zomig); or
- seizure medication such as carbamazepine (Carbatrol, Equetro, Tegretol), felbamate (Felbatol), oxcarbazepine (Trileptal), phenytoin (Dilantin), or primidone (Mysoline).
This list is not complete and there are many other drugs that can interact with vilazodone. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor. Keep a list of all your medicines and show it to any healthcare provider who treats you.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about vilazodone.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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Additional Viibryd Information
- Viibryd Drug Interactions Center: vilazodone oral
- Viibryd Side Effects Center
- Viibryd FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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