Viibryd (Vilazodone HCl)
Viibryd is an antidepressant medicine used to treat major depressive disorder (MDD).
Viibyrd can increase suicidal thoughts or actions in some children, teenagers, or young adults within the first few months of treatment or when the dose is changed. Call your doctor right away if you have any of the following symptoms, especially if they are new, worse, or worry you: attempts to commit suicide, acting on dangerous impulses, acting aggressive or violent, thoughts about suicide or dying, new or worse depression, new or worse anxiety or panic attacks, feeling agitated, restless, angry or irritable, trouble sleeping, an increase in activity or talking more than what is normal for you (mania), or other unusual changes in behavior or mood develop.
Viibyrd can cause a severe, possibly life-threatening condition called serotonin syndrome (a drug reaction that causes the body to have too much serotonin, a chemical produced by the nerve cells) or neuroleptic malignant syndrome (a life-threatening brain disorder). Contact your doctor immediately if you experience agitation, hallucinations, fast heartbeat, changes in your blood pressure, fever, lack of coordination, overactive reflexes, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea.
Viibyrd can increase your risk of bleeding, especially if you take it with aspirin, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) (such as ibuprofen) or blood thinners (such as warfarin).
Contact your doctor if you develop symptoms of a manic episode such as greatly increased energy, severe trouble sleeping, racing thoughts, reckless behavior, unusually grand ideas, excessive happiness or irritability, or talking more or faster than usual.
Viibryd can cause low blood sodium levels. Contact your doctor immediately if you experience headache, difficulty concentrating, confusion, weakness, unsteadiness, hallucinations, falls, or seizures.
Do not suddenly stop taking Viibryd without first talking to your doctor, as this can cause serious side effects.