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 85 67
Depression with anxiety 54 48
Depressed mood 31 27
Generalized Anxiety Disorder 9 7
Bipolar Disorder 8 7
Fibromyalgia 6 5

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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 24
Mild 40
None 47

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Vilazodone

Side effect Patients
Diarrhea 12
Nausea 7
Weight gain 6
Headaches 4
Brain zaps 3
Flatulence 3

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Vilazodone

Dosage Patients
40 mg daily 33
20 mg daily 9
10 mg daily 2
15 mg daily 1
25 mg daily 1
60 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Vilazodone

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 28
Side effects too severe 26
Doctor's advice 22
Expense 9
Other 6
Change in health plan coverage 2
Course of treatment ended 2
Personal research 1
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Duration

Currently taking Vilazodone

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 10
6 months - 1 year 5
1 - 2 years 9
2 - 5 years 16
5 - 10 years 7

Stopped taking Vilazodone

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 10
1 - 6 months 24
6 months - 1 year 15
1 - 2 years 11
2 - 5 years 9
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 127
Usually 7
Sometimes 2
Never taken as prescribed 5
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 7
Somewhat hard to take 10
A little hard to take 35
Not at all hard to take 89
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 3
$100-199 5
$50-99 15
$25-49 27
< $25 40
Not specified 51

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Vilazodone after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Venlafaxine (Effexor XR) 14
Fluoxetine (Prozac) 13
Bupropion (Wellbutrin XL) 5
Escitalopram (Lexapro) 5
Paroxetine (Paxil) 5

Show all 20 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Vilazodone and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Fluoxetine (Prozac) 4
Vortioxetine (Trintellix) 4
Bupropion (Wellbutrin XL) 3
Sertraline (Zoloft) 3
Escitalopram (Lexapro) 2

Show all 12 treatments patients report switching to

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2 patient evaluations for Vilazodone

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ProfGumbySan
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ProfGumbySan
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
On
Mouth/throat: mild
Arms: mild
Chest: mild
Legs: mild
I am: g
I have:
Parkinson's

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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
Alicethecluz
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Alicethecluz
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 3
Mania: 2
Emotional: 3
Anxiety: 4
Compulsion: 3
External Stress: Overwhelming
24 F
Function: Low
Distress: High
I am: g
I have:
Major Depressive Disorder

See Alicethecluz's full Vilazodone history

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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