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Also known as: Brintellix

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6.6/10 Average Rating

17 Ratings with 17 User Reviews

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Review by MP2014: User Rating:  
   
8.0

Brintellix (vortioxetine): I've tried so many antidepressants but this one has been the best. I was on 10mg for a month and just had my dosage increased to 20 mg, two days ago. I do feel sick; nausea and a little disoriented but those are bearable side effects to me. I have had energy, better concentration but the biggest thing I love about this antidepressant is that I have my sex drive back. My libido wasn't affected like it has been in the past with other meds; I've actually had increased sex drive. So far I feel "okay" but hopefully since 20mg is the therapeutic dose, that I feel more "content" or "happy" with my life soon.

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April 3, 2014 9:09 PM
Review by Cattinni (taken for less than 1 month): User Rating:  
   
4.0

Brintellix (vortioxetine): I am very medication resistant and was really hoping this medicine would turn it around. Started at 5 mgs and had blinding headaches and stabbing pain in my stomach. Day five, I had a huge panic attack and confusion. Gave me the kind of out of it feeling that I had with Effexor.

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April 2, 2014 3:20 PM
Review by Tropic (taken for less than 1 month): User Rating:  
   
8.0

Brintellix (vortioxetine): No side effects, a lot of sleeping, but a slight improvement of mood. 2 weeks so far.

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March 31, 2014 6:54 PM
Review by Copenhagun (taken for 1 to 6 months): User Rating:  
   
10

Brintellix (vortioxetine): I've been suffering from major depression since I was a teen. I've had issues with panic attacks, severe anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, and just about everything else. For years I've been on Lexapro because it's the only medication that would work for me. The side effects of Lexapro however were horrendous! The side effects outweighed the benefits. After a few months of discussing it, my doc switched me to Brintellix. I have done a 180! I feel so much better that it scares me! I haven't felt this good in so long that I forget how to act. I'd say it's a miracle., but I know it's no miracle.. it's science! After a lifetime of depression, I'm excited for the future.

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March 23, 2014 9:35 AM
Review by joyjack31: User Rating:  
   
2.0

Brintellix (vortioxetine): started on 10mg for 1 month had nausea and dry mouth, but nausea started to go away, still having depression and some anxiety. then doc went up to 20mg. I been on 20mg for almost two weeks. I been having nausea all day, severe acid reflux, severe indigestion and really bad upset stomach. not sure if this is related but if it is, I cant wait to stop this medicine.

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March 20, 2014 6:04 PM
Review by mgm30: User Rating:  
   
6.0

Brintellix (vortioxetine): I am taking 10 mg for 3 weeks now. After the first week I've started to feel a little bit better side effects dry mouth, I was not eating that much which is good because I am over weight but after the 3 week started to feel again depressed so it means that so far is not helping me, I went to the doctor today. I will increase starting tomorrow 15 mg and lets see how it goes...I will keep you posted.

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March 18, 2014 6:54 PM
Review by AnonMom (taken for 1 to 6 months): User Rating:  
   
4.0

Brintellix (vortioxetine): Past experience taking medicines that did work (Celexa, Wellbutrin), 1-2 years later they seemed to stop working (weepy, sad, never wanted to get out of bed, no desire to do anything, flash backs of a traumatic event, constantly dwelling on negative past experiences, etc.). 10mg Brintellix prescribed (1/10/14) while weaning off Wellbutrin. Not so weepy, but was still sad, had no motivation to get out of bed or do anything. Increase to 20 mg (1/28/14), felt like I was going "downhill" fast: even sadder and weepier, etc. Told it may have been too much at once, so was told to take 1/2 dose one day, full dose the next (2/15/14). Still not feeling as well as I thought I should. Increase to 20 mg Blood Pressure went up from 110/68 to 124/72.

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March 11, 2014 12:00 PM
Review by lost in Ohio (taken for less than 1 month): User Rating:  
   
8.0

Brintellix (vortioxetine): I've been on 10mg Brintellix for a week now. The first day I took it within 30 minutes I was sick. Which I could afford to lose a few pounds so I guess I won't complain about that. I've been extremely tired since taking this medicine. However my mood does seem brighter while I'm awake. I also take Trileptol, Tramadol, Norco, gabapentin, and two inhalers. I'm 33 and have some health issues and so far the medicine seems to be helping. I just hope it stays this way. Good luck to everyone.

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March 8, 2014 9:45 AM
Review by Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months): User Rating:  
   
3.0

Brintellix (vortioxetine): I have been on Brintellix for nearly six weeks. I experienced severe nausea for the first 10 days but thankfully it subsided after that time. The medicine has mellowed me out but I still feel very zoned out, tired and listless. I don't have a "joy" for life with this medicine that I experienced on another antidepressant in the past. My major concern is an increase in blood pressure. I am an extremely healthy 35 year old female whose blood pressure has ALWAYS been 110/70. Since starting this medication, my blood pressure has gone from 110/70 to 120/82, then 139 over 74 and now 149 over 80. Nothing has changed in the past six weeks other than the addition of the medicine. I'm hoping to find something that is going to work soon.

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March 5, 2014 4:07 PM
Review by Sennerin (taken for less than 1 month): User Rating:  
   
9.0

Brintellix (vortioxetine): I have been taken 10 mg for 3 weeks. I have taken other anti depressants before with very little to no help. With this one I feel a lot better, I have more energy, I can focus and concentrate better. My mind is clearer than it has been for a long time and I am happier. So far I have no side effects besides I am a little constipated.

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February 28, 2014 12:08 PM
Review by MoodyMama67 (taken for less than 1 month): User Rating:  
   
8.0

Brintellix (vortioxetine): I have been on Brintellix 10 mg and increased to 20 mg on 02/19/2014. I have experienced dry mouth, dizziness, forgetfulness, no desire to eat, weight loss of 11 lbs in 10 days, which is good considering I'm overweight, this can't be a bad thing, and wake up often, however, I am in a happier mood and not so stressed out. I have been on Brintellix for a total of 11 days. Hope the yucky side effects go away soon. I have tried almost everything else and nothing has worked mood wise for me as good as this is.

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February 20, 2014 2:11 PM
Review by desss: User Rating:  
   
9.0

Brintellix (vortioxetine): I have been taking 20 mg for about 1 month. I feel awesome. I have taken everything you can imagine and no success. I take this along with 3 other medicines. I have energy and no side effects. I couldn't be happier. I hope it stays this way. I was at a horrible place and now have hope.

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February 15, 2014 6:18 PM
Review by LaCristal: User Rating:  
   
9.0

Brintellix (vortioxetine): I'm on week two at just 5mg a day. So far no major side effects, only some nausea that comes about an hour or two after taking the pill. I'm hoping this is the one for me.

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February 9, 2014 4:38 PM
Review by SALosangeles (taken for 1 to 6 months): User Rating:  
   
8.0

Brintellix (vortioxetine): I have been on 10mg it for 8 weeks and it works well for me. I did not want to go up to 20mg but I was going through some ups and downs so my Dr. recommended I go up to 20mg. This is my 4 day on it and seems to be working better. I did not have any sexual side effects or notifiable weight gain but I do seem to have some tingling sensation in my head. This is my first time on Antidepressants.

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February 3, 2014 4:02 PM
Review by sickofbeingsick31 (taken for less than 1 month): User Rating:  
   
8.0

vortioxetine: I have been taking 5mg of Brintellix for a week now. So far, I think it has greatly helped my depression. Unfortunately, it seems to be making me very, very sleepy all the time and it has caused a bit of nausea. I am hoping the side effects will wane over the next couple of weeks. There is some great news besides it helping with my major depression- I have not experienced any sexual side effects like I did on Zoloft.

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January 23, 2014 7:21 PM
Review by frannigan: User Rating:  
   
2.0

Brintellix (vortioxetine): I was so hopeful for this to work but I had an allergic reaction after 18 days, face tingling, agitation, chills, fever. Had to discontinue and now feel terrible withdrawals fever, chills after stopping. I hope others have phenomenal success though. I'm just sensitive to medicines.

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January 8, 2014 12:29 PM
Review by Johncriley: User Rating:  
   
7.0

Brintellix (vortioxetine): So far so good, minimal sexual side effects and I don't feel zoned out like I have on other antidepressants. Still only on ten mg will go up in a few weeks. This is week 2.5 for me.

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November 25, 2013 10:35 PM

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