User Reviews for Vilazodone

Also known as: Viibryd

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Major Depressive Disorder 22 reviews 44 medications
   
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Depression 314 reviews 75 medications
   
7.0
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder 3 reviews 13 medications
   
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Review by squidfish (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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10

Viibryd (vilazodone) for Depression: I have fought depression all my life-60 years. I have tried pretty much every medicine available. My care provider put me on 40 mg Viibryd and 100 mg Lamotrigine. After about 6 weeks I woke up and could face the day. I have the desire to live and no longer have to try to pull myself out of a deep pit every day.

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January 11, 2015 8:05 PM

Review by ShelbyC (taken for 1 to 2 years):

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9.0

Viibryd (vilazodone) for Major Depressive Disorder: I experienced some side effects in the beginning of taking this medication. I tried two others prior to this and they failed so when I got onto this it helped me so much. I feel so much better and more energized then I have had in the past.

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January 11, 2015 12:38 PM

Review by Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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8.0

Viibryd (vilazodone) for Major Depressive Disorder: I've been taking Viibrid for 5 weeks, and my mood seems to be much more stable. It's nice to not have constant feelings of despair. The one problem it's giving me is extreme nausea and vomiting. Even so, the positive effects from Viibryd are great and I'm more than willing to keep taking it despite all the nausea.

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January 3, 2015 7:01 PM

Review by BrittMosh:

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3.0

Viibryd (vilazodone) for Depression: I gave have severe depression for 15+ years and I've been on everything. Viibryd was great at first but at full dose of 40mg I have plateaued. I am more stable mood wise still struggling. I had high hopes and in general it's great due to the fewer side effects.

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January 2, 2015 1:49 PM

Review by birdzflysouthinthewinter:

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10

Viibryd (vilazodone) for Depression: I had depressive episodes even as a teenager. They seemed to get worse every third month. I'd been on every known medicine for twenty years without any help. I took Valium for panic attacks several times a day every day for twenty years. I've been on Viibryd for five weeks and finally found help. The only side effects have been diarrhea only in the morning the first few days and dry mouth. I wake up feeling very good each day. Thank you.

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December 14, 2014 7:09 AM

Review by Erin123456:

Viibryd (vilazodone) for Major Depressive Disorder: I switched from Effexor to Viibryd and I was doing fine the few month or two. Then all hell broke loose. The last two months I was on Viibryd were absolutely horrid. Extreme irritability (usually for no reason), felt like I HAD to scream or I'd explode out of my body, constantly fidgety and restless, etc. My depression exhibits itself via my temper so one of the most important reasons I take a depression med is to help with controlling that anger... Viibryd made it so much worse after the first few weeks.

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December 9, 2014 3:44 PM

Review by Jane5663 (taken for less than 1 month):

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2.0

For Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: I've had so many unpleasant side effects with this medicine. At 40 mgs this medication made my obsessive compulsive disorder and panic attacks worse. My doctor told me to go back down to 20 mgs. Feel slightly better but OCD is still pretty bad. I know everyone is different but this medication hasn't helped me.

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December 6, 2014 11:28 AM

Review by KalRock14 (taken for 1 to 2 years):

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10

Viibryd (vilazodone) for Major Depressive Disorder: Viibryd has worked extremely well for me. I haven't taken any other antidepressants in the past. One of my main concerns was the loss of sexual arousal. I'm in my early 20s and that scared me a little. I was informed Viibryd doesn't reduce your sexual arousal as much as others do. My Psychiatrist did tell me this medicine is more expensive than other anti depressants right off the bat, even with my parents insurance plan. I'd say one side effect of this medicine for me is that I need to take it every day. I notice a crash effect if I miss a day or take it later than I usually do in the morning. For some reason the 30MG tablets were more expensive than the 40MG tablets.

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December 1, 2014 10:53 PM

Review by excellent:

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9.0

Viibryd (vilazodone) for Depression: You have to give it time to work. At the beginning I thought it was not going to work, but after 3 months was great. I have been on Viibryd for about 6 months, is excellent, don't gain weight and my sex drive is very high.. Excellent. Hope it works for you.

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November 29, 2014 12:07 AM

Review by NymeriaSnow:

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7.0

Viibryd (vilazodone) for Major Depressive Disorder: I've been on Viibryd (40mg) for a few months now, for major depression/anxiety. Before that, I took Prozac, but I felt like it had stopped working. The Viibryd is working well for me. I have more good days. I don't feel sedated, just more positive and functional. As far as side effects, I get an upset stomach if I don't eat before I take it. I took it right before bed one time and had a really vivid nightmare, so I try to take it early in the day. When I do miss a dose, I feel withdrawal more than I did with Prozac. Overall, it's effective for me, but I have to be more careful to avoid side effects.

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November 15, 2014 10:39 AM

Review by CarrLissie (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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6.0

Viibryd (vilazodone) for Major Depressive Disorder: I've been on Viibryd for less than 2 months. My depression is gone and I handle my anxiety better, but I feel disconnected and confused 80% of the time. I forgot how to write a cheque and get hot water several times. I also become very shaky and I feel like nothing is real and it takes everything in me to stay sane. It's working and making me worse all at the same time and I'm not sure if these side effects will go away or not, but I work a lot and I can't afford to not function. Viibryd is helpful and harmful to me right now and I'm not sure what to do. I'm going to stick with it for 12 weeks and if the negative side effects don't go away, I'm going to switch.

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November 9, 2014 6:51 PM

Review by Dreamseam:

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8.0

Viibryd (vilazodone) for Depression: Viibryd is the only anti-depressant that really worked for me. I tried Prozac, Zoloft, Effexor. I'll never know if those 3 medicines didn't work but the effect was subtle at best. Viibryd's impact was unambiguous. So much so that after the 3rd week I felt that 30 mg would be sufficient. My Doctor advised me to go ahead and take 40 mg and that is my current dosage. Note that I was diagnosed with co-occurring anxiety and the action of Viibryd is such that it is a very effective anti-anxiety medication, at least for me. Note that some people report an increase in anxiety with Viibryd at higher dosages.

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November 1, 2014 4:42 PM

Review by Brooke3654 (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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10

Viibryd (vilazodone) for Major Depressive Disorder: This medication literally saved my life. I noticed a difference after a few days on 10mg. I had diarrhea once. I did have a TON of gas for a few weeks. I also have been eating a high protein diet since starting this medicine. I am not sure if that helps. Have been on 20mg for about 3 months. Only side effects I have are mild RLS and I wake up after 4 hours. I take 1000mg L-tryptophan at night and I sleep just fine now. 30mg would work better for me as far as the depression goes (unfortunately, that is not manufactured), but I can't afford two prescriptions. 20mg also seems to make me manic when I am PMSing, but the depression was so bad that the benefits outweigh the risk, so I am staying here. 40mg would make me a basket case.

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October 30, 2014 8:16 PM

Review by Bttrbyfarr (taken for less than 1 month):

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9.0

Viibryd (vilazodone) for Depression: Had been on Effexor XR for 5 years, and noticed as I progressed toward menopause, my depression was worsening. I was just a shell of the person I was previously. I went to my dr and was prescribed Viibryd. Within a week I noted some gradual changes. It has been just short of a month, and I notice less sleepiness and concentration concerns. I also have less anxiety, and my irritable bowel syndrome symptoms are lessening too. So far I am very pleased with it.

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October 29, 2014 10:53 PM

Review by Female/19/college student (taken for less than 1 month):

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10

Viibryd (vilazodone) for Depression: I have been on viibryd for two weeks now (20 mg) for generalized anxiety and moderate depression and I feel exceptionally better. I tapered off lexapro about 2 years ago and was off anti depressants for the last couple of years. It was an emotional roller coaster every single day until I got on viibryd. I experience some symptoms like dizziness and nausea/diarrhea so I take it at night right before I go to sleep. I am a student athlete in college with an extremely busy schedule and this medicine has helped keep me motivated. The feelings of hopelessness and emptiness are almost completely gone and I feel like I can get through everyday without the constant negative thoughts I was having.

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October 23, 2014 2:42 PM

Review by eyecrunchies (taken for 1 to 2 years):

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10

Viibryd (vilazodone) for Major Depressive Disorder: Viibryd has been the best medication I have taken for my depression. I have tried a few others and had terrible results. Viibryd seems balanced. I feel more stable. Although i do have trouble with insurance covering the medication for some reason. I have great insurance.

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October 19, 2014 7:07 PM

Review by LivinOnTampaTime (taken for 2 to 5 years):

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9.0

Viibryd (vilazodone) for Depression: I began taking Viibryd in October of 2011, at the age of 37. I've had problems with Dysthymia and nervousness my entire adult life, but I started having panic attacks, depression, and insomnia. Within a week after beginning the 20mg dose, I came out of my funk, was able to sleep soundly throughout the night, and panic attacks were nonexistent. I recently had a traumatic experience involving my daughter which forced me to take a more structured job in an extremely hostile work environment. The panic attacks returned and I felt like I was slowly losing my grip on reality. Three days ago, my doctor increased my dose to 40mg daily and I feel fantastic. No more panic attacks, and I have an overwhelming sense of calm -almost euphoric feeling.

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October 7, 2014 8:51 PM

Review by Workout Queen:

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9.0

Viibryd (vilazodone) for Depression: I've been on Viibryd for 4 days for Generalized Anxiety, Mild Depression (Dysthymia). Can tell a difference already. LOVE it! Best SSRI for my body so far. Tried Lexapro, but had gastrointestinal issues. Paxil was better than Lexapro, but not 'the one' Only tried 1 dose of Cymbalta, and felt like I had the flu for 4 days (and I rarely get sick). So far, so good with this. NO side effects, but on the lowest dose (10 mg). My Dr said this is a fairly new medicine, and it seems to be getting good reviews from many people. Clearly not all things work for all people, but my experience has been good!

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September 30, 2014 10:05 PM

Review by Allie J:

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10

Viibryd (vilazodone) for Major Depressive Disorder: Bipolar with major depression disorder.

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September 28, 2014 6:42 PM

Review by Tryingtogetbetter (taken for 1 to 2 years):

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8.0

Viibryd (vilazodone) for Depression: I am taking it for anxiety, depression and obsessive compulsive disorder intrusive thoughts. This medicine worked really quick, between 40mg of this, 5mg of Abilify with therapy it helped a lot! However after a year it stopped working for me. So I was switched to something else. Good luck everyone it's a good medicine.

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September 1, 2014 9:44 PM

Review by Danyalson (taken for 6 months to 1 year):

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9.0

Viibryd (vilazodone) for Major Depressive Disorder: I am a 28 year old male. I was diagnosed with High Functioning Autism (Asperger's) when I was 19 and a couple years later with Treatment Resistant Unipolar Major Depressive Disorder. I've lost several jobs and did poorly in school due to severe social anxiety, and poor attendance. I always wanted to be alone and just sit in my room. I had a couple suicide attempts when I was younger. After trying many antidepressants my psychiatrist tried me on Viibryd. I began feeling better at the beginning of the 3rd week of treatment and soon my depression was almost nonexistent. I do have several odd side effects: Diarrhea, Dilated Pupils, Brain Zaps, twitching/talking in sleep, etc. But I am still better off than before.

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August 18, 2014 7:10 PM

Review by moonchild16:

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10

Viibryd (vilazodone) for Major Depressive Disorder: Love it. Energy. Lost 15 pounds in 6 weeks. Happy with clear thoughts and reasonable thinking.

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August 18, 2014 6:48 PM

Review by Depressed but hopeful (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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7.0

Viibryd (vilazodone) for Major Depressive Disorder: Was diagnosed with clinical/major depressive disorder when I was a teen. I am now approaching 60 and have battled this all of my life. I had very good luck with Cymbalta starting in 2006 but within the past year the Cymbalta (120 mg/day) lost effectiveness and I had several serious depressive down cycles. My therapist put me on Viibryd (after trying some others) about 2 months ago. I have suffered the previously mentioned side effects: diarrhea, restless-legs, vivid dreams, some insomnia, but I feel much better mentally. My biggest problem has been in weaning myself off of the Cymbalta. Still on 20 mg day, and halving that on a weekly basis. Terrible withdrawal from Cymbalta!

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August 18, 2014 12:33 PM

Review by purpleindigo (taken for less than 1 month):

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9.0

Viibryd (vilazodone) for Depression: I've been on Viibryd for 7 days and it's been great. I'm only on 10mg right now and will be moving to 20mg in the next couple days. I only had soft stools once but other than that no other stomach issues. Some of the side effects I am having are weird vivid dreams, super increased libido and out of 6 of the 7 days I've taken Viibryd, I've awakened out of my sleep to very intense orgasms. Other than that I feel much better. The real test will be when my PDD occurs. If it can control my lows during my period then we have a winner.

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August 16, 2014 10:27 AM

Review by Ladder157:

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1.0

Viibryd (vilazodone) for Major Depressive Disorder: Left Lexapro for Viibryd. First few weeks were fine. After about 5 weeks on 40 MG the terrible symptoms hit. Insane irritability, hostility, anger, anxiety, panic attacks, etc. My doctor with over 40 years experience told me not to even bother with a slow reduction. Just stop the medicine ASAP. He recommended taking 10 MG only if I felt withdrawal symptoms. This was destroying my life.

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August 12, 2014 1:54 PM

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