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Vilamid 40 Tablet

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Introduction of Vilamid Tablet

Vilamid 40 Tablet is a prescription medicine used in the treatment of depression. This medicine works by increasing the levels of a chemical messenger called serotonin in the brain which helps in regulating mood.

Vilamid 40 Tablet is taken by mouth with food preferably same time each day. Take this medicine as advised by doctor and if you have missed a dose, take it as soon as you remember. Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment and never stop this suddenly without talking to doctor. Before taking the medicine, inform your doctor if you have any problems with your kidneys, heart, or liver problems or have a history of seizures.

Some common side effects of using this medicine are nausea, vomiting, and insomnia (difficulty in sleeping). It may also cause dizziness and sleepiness, do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you feel better. This medicine may cause diarrhea, drink plenty of fluids to keep yourself hydrated while taking this medicine. It is important to inform your doctor if you develop any unusual changes in mood or behavior, new or worsening depression, or suicidal thoughts or behavior.

Uses of Vilamid Tablet

Vilamid Tablet side effects

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
  • Dizziness
  • Diarrhea

How to use Vilamid 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. Vilamid 40 Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Vilamid Tablet works

Vilamid 40 Tablet works in depression by increasing the levels of serotonin in the brain. Serotonin is one of the chemical messengers in the brain that helps in regulating mood.

Vilamid Tablet related warnings

Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Vilamid 40 Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Vilamid 40 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.
Vilamid 40 Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Vilamid 40 Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Vilamid 40 Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Vilamid 40 Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Vilamid 40 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Vilamid 40 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Limited information is available for use of Vilamid 40 Tablet in these patients. No dose adjustment is recommended in patients with mild to moderate liver disease.

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Expert Advice

  • Always take vilazodone along with food. 
  • Do not stop taking vilazodone, even if you feel better, without consulting your doctor.
  • Seek immediate medical attention if you experience suicidal or violent thoughts, anxiety or panic attacks, unusual mood swings, restlessness, agitation, sleeping trouble, or unusually increased talking (manic attacks).
  • Consult a doctor if you experience confusion, decreased coordination, fainting, hallucinations (apparent perception of something not present), headache, memory problems, mental or mood changes, fits, sluggishness, trouble concentrating, or weakness, muscle stiffness or tightness
  • Tell your doctor if you have a history of suffering from low blood volume or blood pressure, low blood sodium levels, dehydration or you are on a low-salt (sodium) diet.
  • Tell your doctor if you or your family member has a history of bipolar disorder (manic-depression) or other mental or mood problems, alcohol or substance abuse, or if you drink alcohol.
  • Inform your doctor if you have liver or kidney problems, bleeding problems, increased eye pressure (glaucoma), or fits (seizures).
  • Do not drive or use any machinery after taking vilazodone as it may cause dizziness.
  • Do not consume alcohol when on treatment with vilazodone as it may worsen its side effects.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding. 
  • Do not use if you are allergic to vilazodone or any of its ingredients.
  • Do not use if you are taking antidepressant medications like monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs)

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Vilamid with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Euroglip, Pridex MG, Glimpee
Brand(s): Diabic, Glicla
Brand(s): Piobest, Piokind
Brand(s): Tamocas, Tampros MR

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Vilamid

Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Based on your clinical history, your doctor plans the type of medicine and it's dose and duration. For first episode of anxiety/ depression/ panic, the usual maintenance phase is 6 months of asymptomatic period, after which medicines can be gradually tapered. But treatment may need to continue longer depending on severity and frequency of episodes. To take any decision to change medication or stop them, several factors have to be taken in account for which regular follow up with your psychiatrist is important. For second opinion, seek a proper consultation with another psychiatrist and take along your previous prescriptions.
Hi my name is PATIENT i was always a weak kid in school growing up my parents got seperated,leading my mother basically abandoning me after grade 5.I could never concentrate in school and i always wanted to be outdoors and my marks were terrible ! but anyway in the up-coming years i shifted a lot of shcools had a lot of failures and identety crises could never really calm down and figure what the problem is at the age of 20 i started working at an IT company which was really hard for me to get into but basically a job that i loved ! i was good at it too then i got sacked because i wasn't being able to concentrate again and i started losing interest.Well coming to the point i started seeing my first psycatrist in a year ago and he said i just had genralized anxiety disorder which i was given medication for but didn't solve my depression at all then i went to someone i was diagnosed with add but my main problem as if now is that i was on dazzle 20-30 mg for 15 days and it made me feel too drowzy and slow and blocked my thoughts now my doctor has percribed pregawave-m,S methiwave-400 and vilamid-20 but i haven't had them because I'm scared of the side effects my questions are :- 1. Can i consume alcahol with this drug combination ? 2. is there something more lighter ? ayurveda better ? 4.and does clinical depression wave off and how long do i take the meds ?
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
1. It is not advisable to take alcohol with medicines. 2. There is no heavy or light medicines. It's individual body's pharmacokinetic response. What suits one may not suit another. If you are having side effects, your psychiatrist can modify regimen accordingly. 3. A qualified Ayurvedacharya will know if he/ she can treat your condition. There are no comparative research studies between Ayurvedic and allopathic regimens to conclude if one is better than the other but as an Allopathy practitioner, I find satisfactory response with psychotropics. 4. Depression and anxiety are neurochemical responses to emetic and environmental factors. Treatment includes both medicines and psychotherapy for developing positive coping skills. Duration and response depend on a number of factors like history, symptom severity, duration and individual personality. Only time will tell if one is completely cured with or without medicines.
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Q. Is Vilamid a narcotic?

No, Vilamid is not a narcotic

Q. Does Vilamid help in anxiety?

Yes, Vilamid helps in relieving anxiety symptoms in patients with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD).

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