I was on Viibryd for over a year and went off because of the side effects to see if something else would work. Well, the other med didn't work so I just started back on Viibryd four days ago. I've taken four days of 10mg pills. Just yesterday I started getting bad diarrhea. I had diarrhea on Viibryd when I was on it before but it was a once a day thing I got used to. This has been an almost all day thing leaving me in the bathroom multiple times. Is there something I can take that won't interfere with the medicine? Will this go away? I don't understand as this didn't happen before with the med.
Hello lennongurl. It is a side effect (diarrhea) to taking the drug. I would give it another few days since it has been one day out off the four that you are experiencing this problem. If it continues, your doctor might adjust yoiur dose to help ease the diarrhea. Regards pledge
Hi again sweet lennongurl,
I'm happy to hear you're going to give Viibryd another chance. I promise you-the diarrhea will stop!! I think it stopped completely for me after I finally stepped up to 40. It never returned after the about 5 weeks. What time of day are you taking your dose? Always make sure you eat with some real food, not just milk. Keep in touch my dear. Feel free to PM also.
I have always had problems with stomach and diarrhea on Viibryd, and I can't go past 10 mg without severe effects. So, everyone is different. Your cases are probably more typical but I would not advise everyone these side effects will definitely go away. For me it's a hard trade-off but Viibryd is the only med that works for me after years of trying others. I am often up in the middle of the night with stomach problems as well--and this has gone on for many months. My best advice is to eat yoghurt when you take it, as well as throughout the day. If I did not do that, I would not be able to take the med.
- Viibryd Information for Consumers
- Viibryd Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Viibryd (detailed)
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