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6.7/10 Average Rating

399 Ratings with 403 User Reviews

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"I ended up having a very bad experience with Viibyrd, due to its drug interactions with Xanax I'm taking for anxiety. The first month was wonderful though. After the first dose, I felt amazing; I felt calm, content, and had energy to get through my day. It did give me nausea sometimes, so I had to make sure I ate a big breakfast to avoid that. Things started to get bad during the second month. My mood wasn't as amazing as before & some suicidal thoughts came back. Then, I began experiencing hallucinations— visual, closed-eyed, even musical. It was pretty horrifying and made my depression and anxiety TREMENDOUSLY worse altogether. My doc immediately took me off Viibyrd & switched to Celexa. Viibryd co-pay was also very expensive."

   
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xoina April 26, 2017

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"Went in for a routine check up a year ago and told my doctor something has been up and I don't feel right. Asa medical student myself, I knew something was up and wasn't going to leave without answers. I explained what was going on and what has been going through my head, and she diagnosed me with depression. I have felt the way I've felt for 11 years because at the young age of 8 I almost lost my dad in a motorcycle accident and the doctors led me to believe I had. I became a recluse... my emotions took over... I got perscribed Vilazodone, and took it up until recently and realized it did NOTHING for me. It was supposed to balance my serotonin levels in my brain that cause depression and anxiety, but it only made me feel worse."

   
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Anonymous April 26, 2017

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"Hello All, I hope this message finds you well and that whatever your troubles may be, you may find a light through the clouds of your depression. I recently tried taking this medication, and did not have a very positive experience. This was my first time to take an antidepressant in many many years. It was not very helpful for me. It made me feel tired, apathetic, and emotionally "flat", if this makes sense. I know that every person's experience is different, and I believe one must do what is best for him or herself. After about a month, I stopped taking these altogether, as I did not think they were very helpful. I am now drinking smoothies and getting more sunlight, instead. Stay strong, my friends!!! Peace be with you"

AnonymousInput April 21, 2017

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"Tried Viibryd about 3 years ago after trying several other anti-depressants over many years, with very little long-term benefit from any of them (Prozac, Lexapro...) After being on it for about 2 months, I forgot to take it one night, and had the worst nightmare of my life; the impact was more like a vision or prophesy. Decided after that to wean myself off, and cut pills in half. For each time I cut the dose, there was another horrendous nightmare. Was very relieved to be done with it."

   
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Maygan60 (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 28, 2017

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"I don't normally review medications but Viibryd is my savior! I am 21 years old with terrible anxiety and depression. I tried a medication I can't recall before Viibryd two years ago and was pretty unstable but upon being put on Viibryd I felt I could be a normal person again. Over this past summer, I was taken off of it due to insurance issues and let me warn you, even forgetting to take it, within an hour past 24 hours since ingestion I start to itch and feel overall sluggish. That is just the beginning, the further symptoms of withdrawal I faced were very vivid dreams and intense thoughts of suicide. Works great when I'm on it, but the withdrawals can be harsh."

   
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btmoore (taken for 2 to 5 years) March 28, 2017

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"I've tried several antidepressants for anxiety and depression with moderate success, however this one takes the cake for being absolutely awful. Within hours of taking it, I experienced my depression returning. I noticed a pattern that every single time I took a dose of this medication (even at the lowest dose of 10mg) I had dark thoughts, low moods, and even sporadic suicidal thoughts. I did a test and did not take this medication for one day. It was like a night/day difference. No gloomy thoughts at all! I also want to mention that I can generally tolerate most antidepressants, however I would beware of this one. This medication may work for some, but it really did not work for me."

   
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FLGAL (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 19, 2017

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"I am fighting constant itching on arms. I can't stop itching. is this common"

   
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grandiE70 (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 7, 2017

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"I didn't like this medication athat all. I became very mean and didn't care about what I said or who it may of hurt. It also noticed occasional memory loss of short periods of time. Just say no!!!!"

   
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Missy1970 (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 1, 2017

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"I've been on viibryd for over 4 years, 20mg. After being a zombie for 4 years bc of depression, followed by two years as a robot on Prozac, viibryd has been a miracle for me. Reading the other reviews, especially the negative ones, has been mind boggling, but goes to show how different everyone is. It took about 4 months for it to work on me. My partner was also on Prozac then viibryd, is on 40mg viibryd right now and he had an immediate change. Sexually we are the same: he has no dysfunction, and I'm as sensitive as ever. Sexual drive the same. No serious side effects. A few years back I woke up in a very soaked bed, sweating. I went to the doctor and my MD recommended I take viibryd in PM not AM. Month later, back to AM and fine since!!"

   
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Lienks February 23, 2017

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"I was on effexor and it was working well, but the excessive sweating and near total loss of libido were too much. I started viibryd and I think it might be The One for me. The depression is better than ever, anxiety is down, sex drive is even higher than it was before I started effexor. The only side effects were diarrhea that went away after a few days on 20mg, and dry mouth which is only a slight bother."

   
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A human male February 12, 2017

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"I started taking 20 mg as I was taking 20 mg of Lexapro. At first I felt better than I did with Lexapro (after 15 years on Lexapro the side effects were to much) after about two weeks I started getting more migraine headaches than I was before also I was starting to get heart palpitations and these problems increased with time. The migraines got to the point I was having one daily. Viibryd also caused me to be impotent even when using Cialis, the migraines likely contributed to this. I told my doctor about these problems and he told me to stop taking it. I have taken many drugs and Viibryd is by far the worst drug I have ever taken. I don't think it is fit for consumption by anyone or anything. I took Viibryd for almost two months."

   
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mrhotel_ca (taken for 1 to 6 months) February 9, 2017

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"This was the worse, made the worse choice in trying this new pill, in one month I did the change slowly, I have bad headaches, I can't sleep, I have the worse taste in my mouth, ringing in my ears, very moody and crying all the time. We don't smoke and all I smell no matter where I go is old ashtrays. Never again so back on my lexapro. Don't try this its not worth it."

   
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Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months) January 18, 2017

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"At first I loved this medicine it seemed to be working for the depression. But after upping my dosage to 40mg I began to experience brain zaps and if I didn't take it within a 24 hour period I would feel horrible. A year and a half later I have experienced brain zaps, sleep paralysis, memory loss, horrible vivid nightmares, headaches, blurred vision in my left eye. I went to my doctor and he is weaning me off of it. Just started Friday 01/13/2017 and I have not been able to function. This medicine is wicked. It needs to be taken off the market."

   
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Pink2012 (taken for 1 to 2 years) January 17, 2017

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"It helped tremendously with my depression but do not use if you're a woman. It causes total numbness of the clitoris. My gynecologist told me to stop taking it."

   
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R.u December 26, 2016

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"Was taking Effexor with good results but had to change meds due to cost. Switched to Viibryd due to availability from my services provider at no cost. While maybe not quite as effective as the Effexor, I have been on the Viibryd for several years with good results and no side effects that I've had with other anti-depressants. It has improved my quality of life very much. No depressive periods even while handling some difficult times. It's been a Godsend for me."

   
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Viking-Lord (taken for 5 to 10 years) December 18, 2016

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"My dr gave me two sample packs and told me to take all the 10mg tablets and once I was done I could go up to 20mg if I needed it, but I continue to get a prescription for 20mg and cut them in half so it lasts me twice as long. She told me I would have upset stomach the first night and that was literally the only bad side effect I had! I take it after dinner/before bed. Right away it made me feel more awake, able to handle things my stressors better, and gave me a general sense of well being. I can still get aggravated so I don't feel like a zombie, and I'm still able to have the big O. I am 36 and have tried 10 or so different antidepressants over the years since I was in my late teens and nothing has ever worked as well as this."

   
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Working Mom Surgery Nurse December 15, 2016

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"I've been on Viibryd for a year now. Start up symptoms were upset stomach, diarrhea, and nausea. I got to about 10mg for a week and couldn't handle the nausea. So I backed off to about 5mgs. I had a good improvement and nausea went away. Tried to go back up to 10mg and by the 4th day I had the same results. Keep in mind anti-depressants are very powerful. I had improvement from just 5 mg. My doc wrote me a script for 20 mg and I cut those into 4. I still have days where I don't feel well, but it has decreased my depression symptoms and panic attacks with minimal side effects. I gained a little weight about 7 lbs. No sexual side effects. Has to be taken with food."

   
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Anonymous (taken for 1 to 2 years) December 14, 2016

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"Terrible and cant get off these. Blurried vision,have to close eyes. Dizzy and not yourself."

   
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Jemmy80 December 12, 2016

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"The first four days I was almost euphoric then it was like the bottom dropped out and depression worse that when I started the medication set in. I have stopped taking it."

   
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3421 November 5, 2016

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"Have completed 1 month on viibryd, but no change in mood. This weekend I will go from 20mg to 40. I was on highest doses of Lexapro, then Effexor, so might need 40 b/f seeing change. I've come this far, so I'll stick it out and see what happens. Have had vivid, detailed dreams every night, but no nightmares. Did forget to take med 1 morning and had terrible day at work--extreme irritability, even anger. Took med when got home, and next day back to normal. Also experienced increased depression & sadness when took med too late 1 Saturday. Whole time on med, have eaten less, but only feel like eating salty, sweet, and/or high fat foods. No interest in salad or veggies, which I normally eat. Hopefully that will change."

   
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Sea Girl (taken for 1 to 6 months) September 19, 2016

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"End of Viibryd week 1 was starting to feel normal, then began week 2 at 20mg. More nausea (Ondancetron med really helps at work), no headaches this week. New symptom of gritty feeling in eyes--think it is dry eyes, so bought some good tear drops and seems a lot better now, will keep using. I switched over cold turkey from 40mg Lexapro. When starting any new antidepressant, I always take it on the weekend, NEVER during the workweek. It might make you sleep all day or be "out of it," but that's usually just an adjustment period you have to go thru. Too bad doctors don't always let patients know what to expect."

   
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Sea Girl (taken for less than 1 month) August 31, 2016

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"I honestly don't like this medication very much. I just started it previously and I am experiencing extreme drowsiness and although it is a common side effect it is not normal to the point where I zone in and out like I'm as high as a kite."

   
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KJMorgan August 30, 2016

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"I've successfully taken Lexapro, also Effexor, and Wellbutrin w/each (did not gain weight on either of these) for last 15 years. Tried Cymbalta--did not help depression & gave me nightmares. Now on day 7 of taking Viibryd. First 4-5 days had nausea & constant mild headache. Did have a few instances while driving of "when did I switch to this lane?" Last night had first strange, vivid dream. Yesterday felt a little bloated, but things going ok so far. I know all antidepressants have an adjustment period w/side effects. It's interesting to see how same drug effects people so differently. Not sure if depression is getting better, but wouldn't know yet b/c work extremely stressful last 5 weeks, so we'll see as work winds down--I'm very hopeful!"

   
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Sea Girl (taken for less than 1 month) August 26, 2016

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"This is horrible stuff! I did the gradual dosage-increase starter pack. It was somewhat effective early on, but then it turned bad. I started to have vivid lucid dreams. Kinda cool, but some were quite unpleasant. During the 40mg stage, I involutarily jizzed my pants while at work! How unsettling! I ran out of Viibryd accidentally & went a day without it. BAD brain zaps came in waves, I felt like I was going to jump out of my skin. That part was terrible! I drove to my doctor & immed asked to go back to my former medication. They ordered that to be refilled, but I couldn't wait the few hours. I had intense malaise & I was super itchy all over like a crackhead. I practically begged for one last Viibryd. The withdrawl was bad! Potent stuff."

   
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SumYungGuy (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 3, 2016

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"Dr. Prescribed several antidepressants before trying Viibryd. Major difference once I was in a routine. Took care of about 90% of my depression/anxiety. Been on it for four plus years."

   
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Navet72 (taken for 2 to 5 years) July 25, 2016

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