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6.7/10 Average Rating

405 Ratings with 410 User Reviews

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"I am on my fourth week of taking 40 mg viibryd and it seems to be working well. I had very few side effects. However, I am noticing severe hair loss on my frontal hairline. I still want to continue taking Viibryd because it works well for me. Anyone else having the same problem with hair loss? If so, did you discontinue taking Viibryd or did you do something that alleviated the problem?"

   
8.0

Simmer (taken for less than 1 month) June 16, 2017

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"Caused major insomnia and racing thoughts. I was unable to sleep for 3 days after stopping this medication. The other side effects I experienced including irregular heartbeat, sense of being hot all the time, stomach pains and diarrhea."

Awake for days June 16, 2017

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"Pfizer could not tell me if hair would grow back, but they confirmed hair loss is a side effect of Viibryd. Wish I'd known."

   
1.0

massive hair loss in 1 month! (taken for 1 to 6 months) June 9, 2017

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"Side effects: heart palpitations & pounding, insomnia, numb hands, 24/7 panic attack even in my home lying in bed, fearful of getting out of bed, leaving the house. Frequent diarrhea & abdominal pain. Auditory hallucinations. Had to stop, not even remotely tolerable. I got tested by 'Assurex Health' Genesight testing which showed this to be on my 'green' list. I see that they billed my insurance $6,224.00 and my responsibility is $1300.00 but I was told there was some sliding scale so we'll see. They're making a killing on these tests and I'm afraid to try anything else on their green list, since they're all newer drugs, all costing in the range of $250 to $400, seems like there is something going on that doesn't benefit patients/victims"

   
1.0

femmebot June 6, 2017

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"After trying several other medications viibryd does help with my depression. Unfortunately I have had many side effects including insomnia, Vivid abnormal dreams, night sweats, and numbness in my hands. I have been taking 20 milligrams a day for almost a year. My depression has started to increase and I am hesitant to increase the viibryd to 40 milligrams a day because I am afraid the side effects will get worse. The drug manufacturer offers a very good rebate program on their website. I get $100 refund from them each month so my cost is only $115 per month."

   
7.0

Band mom (taken for 1 to 2 years) May 15, 2017

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"This medication has worked well for me. It is becoming cost prohibitive."

   
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aubs (taken for 2 to 5 years) May 7, 2017

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"Unlike any other anti-depressant I have tried, if I missed a single dose withdrawal symptoms would immediately begin. Scary dreams accompanied by brain zaps are just a few that need to be shared!! They seemed so real!! It was a side-effect that I could not handle and everyone should be warned about the night terrors before starting this medication. I can only imagine the horror of missing two doses. That alone was enough for me to switch back to Celexa. It did help with my mood but this medicine seemed too potent or too dangerous for some reason. The "what ifs" where always in the back of my mind."

   
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Viibryd is scary! (taken for 1 to 6 months) May 3, 2017

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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."

   
1.0

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."

   
4.0

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."

   
1.0

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."

   
1.0

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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