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Is Trintellix the same as Brintellix?

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Apr 11, 2019.

Official Answer


Yes, both drugs are generically known as vortioxetine but only Trintellix is commercially available. There was confusion between the name "Brintellix" (vortioxetine), which is an antidepressant, and "Brilinta" (ticagrelor), an anti-platelet (a type of blood-thinner). Due to the potential for errors resulting from name confusion, the FDA changed Brintellix’s name to "Trintellix" in June 2016.

Patients will see the new name "Trintellix" on their prescription bottles, but no other changes were made to package insert, packaging, or the way the medicine looks.

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