What is Vilazodone?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Viibryd

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Vilazodone is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor/5-HT1A receptor partial agonist, antidepressant. It is used in the treatment of major depressive disorder.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Major depressive disorder 90 68
Depressed mood 31 25
Generalized anxiety disorder 9 5
Bipolar disorder 8 7
Bipolar II disorder 6 9

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
30
Moderate
29
Mild
41
None
47

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Vilazodone

Side effect Patients
Diarrhea 12
Nausea 7
Weight gain 6
Headaches 5
Decreased sex drive (libido) 4
Increased appetite 4

Show all 77 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Vilazodone

Dosage Patients
40 mg daily 21
20 mg daily 11
10 mg daily 6
15 mg daily 1
30 mg daily 1
60 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Vilazodone

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 34
Side effects too severe 30
Doctor's advice 24
Expense 10
Other 6
Change in health plan coverage 2
Course of treatment ended 2
Personal research 1
See all 75 patients who've stopped taking Vilazodone

Duration

Currently taking Vilazodone

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 4
6 months - 1 year 3
1 - 2 years 11
2 - 5 years 16
5 - 10 years 9

Stopped taking Vilazodone

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 12
1 - 6 months 26
6 months - 1 year 15
1 - 2 years 12
2 - 5 years 10
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 132
Usually 7
Sometimes 2
Never taken as prescribed 6
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 7
Somewhat hard to take 11
A little hard to take 36
Not at all hard to take 93
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 3
$100-199 6
$50-99 17
$25-49 27
< $25 42
Not specified 52

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Vilazodone after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Fluoxetine (Prozac) 15
Venlafaxine (Effexor XR) 14
Citalopram (Celexa) 6
Escitalopram (Lexapro) 6
Paroxetine (Paxil) 6

Show all 21 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Vilazodone and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Bupropion (Wellbutrin XL) 6
Fluoxetine (Prozac) 4
Vortioxetine (Trintellix) 4
Sertraline (Zoloft) 3
Duloxetine (Cymbalta) 2

Show all 12 treatments patients report switching to

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2 patient evaluations for Vilazodone

Aug 1, 2016 (Started Dec 01, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for bipolar II disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Oct 23, 2015 (Started Dec 01, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bipolar II disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Apr 18, 2015 (Started Dec 01, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bipolar II disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (sexual dysfunction)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 29, 2014 (Started Jun 30, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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