Viibryd vs. Irenka

Are Viibryd and Irenka the Same Thing?

Viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) and Irenka (duloxetine capsule) are antidepressants used to treat major depressive disorder.

Irenka is also used to treat generalized anxiety disorder, diabetic peripheral neuropathy, and chronic musculoskeletal pain.

Viibryd and Irenka are different types of antidepressants. Irenka is a serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI) and Viibryd is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI).

Side effects of Viibryd that are different from Irenka include vomiting.

Side effects of Irenka and Viibryd that are similar include nausea, diarrhea, sleep problems (insomnia).

Side effects of Irenka that are different from Viibryd include headache, dry mouth, drowsiness, fatigue, constipation, dizziness, decreased appetite, increased sweating, and abdominal pain.

Both Irenka and Viibryd may interact with alcohol, other antidepressants, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), aspirin, blood thinners, triptans for migraine, and St. John's wort.

Viibryd may also interact with other drugs that make you sleepy or slow your breathing (sleeping pill, narcotics, prescription cough medicines, muscle relaxers, or medicines for anxiety or seizures), diuretics (water pills), medicines to treat ADHD or narcolepsy, and medicines to treat mood disorders, thought disorders, or mental illness.

Do not stop using Viibryd suddenly, or you could have unpleasant withdrawal symptoms.

Irenka may also interact with monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs), cimetidine, some antibiotics, aluminum- and magnesium-containing antacids, theophylline, caffeine, desipramine, fentanyl, lithium, tramadol, tryptophan, and buspirone.

What Are Possible Side Effects of Viibryd?

Common side effects of Viibryd include:

  • diarrhea,
  • nausea,
  • vomiting, and
  • sleep problems (insomnia).

Contact your doctor if you have serious side effects of Viibryd including:

  • easy bruising,
  • unusual bleeding (nose, mouth, vagina, or rectum),
  • blood in your urine or stools,
  • purple or red pinpoint spots under your skin,
  • agitation,
  • hallucinations,
  • fever,
  • loss of coordination,
  • fainting,
  • overactive reflexes,
  • very stiff (rigid) muscles,
  • sweating,
  • confusion,
  • fast or uneven heartbeats,
  • tremors,
  • lightheadedness,
  • racing thoughts,
  • risk-taking behavior,
  • decreased inhibitions,
  • feelings of extreme happiness or sadness,
  • extreme thirst with headache,
  • weakness,
  • trouble concentrating,
  • memory problems,
  • confusion,
  • seizures (convulsions), or
  • shallow breathing.

What Are Possible Side Effects of Irenka?

Common side effects of Irenka include:

  • nausea,
  • headache,
  • dry mouth,
  • drowsiness,
  • fatigue,
  • insomnia,
  • constipation,
  • dizziness,
  • diarrhea,
  • decreased appetite,
  • increased sweating, and
  • abdominal pain

What Is Viibryd?

Viibryd is a prescription medicine used to treat depression. It is important to talk with your healthcare provider about the risks of treating depression and also the risks of nottreating it. You should discuss all treatment choices with your healthcare provider.

Viibryd is used to treat:

*Not approved for use in children

Talk to your healthcare provider if you do not think that your condition is getting betterwith Viibryd treatment.

What Is Irenka?

Irenka (duloxetine capsule) is a serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI) antidepressant used to treat major depressive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, diabetic peripheral neuropathy, and chronic musculoskeletal pain.

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What Drugs Interact With 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.

What Drugs Interact With Irenka?

Irenka may interact with monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs), cimetidine, fluoroquinolone antibiotics, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), aspirin, warfarin, aluminum- and magnesium-containing antacids, theophylline, caffeine, desipramine, alcohol, triptans, tricyclic antidepressants, fentanyl, lithium, tramadol, tryptophan, buspirone, and St. John's wort. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use.

How Should Viibryd Be Taken?

Take Viibryd exactly as prescribed. Your healthcare provider may need to change the dose of Viibryd until it is the right dose for you.

  • Take Viibryd with food. Viibryd may not work as well if you take it on an empty stomach.
  • If you miss a dose of Viibryd, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and take your next dose at the regular time. Do not take two doses of Viibryd at the same time.
  • If you take too much Viibryd, call your healthcare provider or poison control center at 1-800-222-1222 right away, or get emergency treatment.

How Should Irenka Be Taken?

The dose of Irenka is 40 mg/day (given as 20 mg twice daily) to 60 mg/day (given either once daily or as 30 mg twice daily) for major depressive disorder, and 60 mg/day for generalized anxiety disorder, diabetic peripheral neuropathy, and chronic musculoskeletal pain.

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References


Allergan. Viibryd Product Information.

https://www.viibryd.com

Dailymed. Irenka Product Information.

https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=5e288ace-c350-4e14-8552-e2c2c563e6fe

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