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    Vilazodone

    Information about Vilazodone

    Vilazodone uses

    Vilazodone is used in the treatment of depression.

    How vilazodone works

    Vilazodone 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.

    Common side effects of vilazodone

    Nausea, Vomiting, Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping), Dizziness, Diarrhoea

    Available Medicine for Vilazodone

    • ₹200 to ₹335
      Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹208 to ₹353
      Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹195 to ₹325
      Lupin Ltd
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹191 to ₹324
      Unichem Laboratories Ltd
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹218 to ₹330
      Cipla Ltd
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹195 to ₹325
      MSN Laboratories
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹216 to ₹360
      Micro Labs Ltd
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹191 to ₹324
      Alkem Laboratories Ltd
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹195 to ₹325
      Abbott
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹209 to ₹349
      Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      2 variant(s)

    Expert advice for Vilazodone

    • 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)

    Frequently asked questions for Vilazodone

    Vilazodone

    Q. Is Vilazodone a narcotic?
    No, Vilazodone is not a narcotic
    Q. Does Vilazodone help in anxiety?
    Yes, Vilazodone helps in relieving anxiety symptoms in patients with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD).

    Content on this page was last updated on 29 August, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)