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Brintellix 20 mg Tablet

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Overview

Introduction of Brintellix Tablet

Brintellix 20 mg Tablet is a medicine used in the treatment of depression. This medicine helps by increasing the levels of serotonin, a chemical messenger in the brain. This improves mood and relieves symptoms of panic and obsessive disorders.

Brintellix 20 mg Tablet is taken by mouth with or without food. Take it at a fixed time each day to maintain consistent level of medicine in the blood. In case you have missed a dose, take it as soon as you remember it. Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. It is important that this medication is not stopped suddenly without talking to doctor.

Some common side effects of this medicine includes vomiting, nausea, and constipation. Initially, this medicine may cause sudden drop in the blood pressure when you change positions, so it is better to rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down. It may even causes dizziness and sleepiness, do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you. It is important to inform doctor if you develop any unusual changes in mood as it may lead to suicidal thoughts.

Uses of Brintellix Tablet

Brintellix Tablet side effects

Common
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Constipation

How to use Brintellix Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Brintellix 20 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Brintellix Tablet works

Brintellix 20 mg Tablet is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressant. It works by increasing the levels of serotonin, a chemical messenger in the brain. This improves mood and physical symptoms in depression and relieves symptoms of panic and obsessive disorders.

Brintellix Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Brintellix 20 mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Brintellix 20 mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Brintellix 20 mg Tablet during lactation is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
SAFE
Brintellix 20 mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
You should exercise caution when driving or operating hazardous machinery especially on starting treatment with Vortioxetine or on changing the dose.
Kidney
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Liver
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Brintellix with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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LIFE-THREATENING
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SERIOUS
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Brand(s): Imirise, Imikon
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Psycool, Proparise, Poplol
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Stoin, Marantin, Notian
SERIOUS
Brand(s): DLX, Dulok, Dulotek
SERIOUS
Brand(s): R Zep
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Cizonil
SERIOUS

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References
  1. Stahl SM, editor. Vortioxetine. In: Stahl's Essential Pschopharmacology: Prescriber's Guide. 5th ed. New York, New York: Cambridge University Press; 2014. pp. 733-37.
  2. Vortioxetine. Deerfield, IL: Takeda Pharmaceuticals America, Inc.; 2013. [Accessed 19 Mar. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Vortioxetine. Deerfield, IL: Takeda Pharmaceuticals America, Inc.; 2014. [Accessed 19 Mar. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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Lundbeck India Private Limited, "H M Towers", I Floor, #58, Brigade Road, Kodihalli BDA, HAL II Stage, 560 025, Bangalore, India
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