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 Brintellix Vortioxetine
Vortioxetine (vor-tye-OX-e-teen, trade name Brintellix and Trintellix in Canada) is an atypical antidepressant (a serotonin modulator and stimulator) made by Lundbeck and Takeda.[1] On September 30, 2013, it was approved by the U.S. FDA for the treatment of major depressive disorder (MDD) in adults.[2] Vortioxetine was also investigated as a treatment for generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) but was not found to be superior to placebo.[3] Following a positive opinion by the Committee for Medici...
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is it successful in relieving atypical depression ## Hello, Linda! How are you? As with any medication, while it has been proven effective to the standards of the U.S. FDA, it doesn't work for everyone that tries it. The only thing you can really do is try it and see if it helps you. Learn more Brintellix details here. Its side effects may include nausea, dizziness, diarrhea and headache. Are there any other questions or concerns? ...
Updated 1 year ago in Brintellix.
Thu, Nov 28 '13, 2:36 PM
Trying Brintellix
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I have been quickly tapered off of Pristiq 200 mg....and now am on Brintellix 10 mg. (Total time of taper 2 weeks) I feel like I have the flu. I hate trying new meds and wish there was something that would make these flu like symptoms go away !!!! (Headache, queasy yet having horrible carb cravings, a weird sensation-aches) ## Hello, Mary! How are you? Most likely, you're experiencing both some withdrawal effects and some side effects, at the same time and it will probably take a couple of weeks, before they taper off and things start to improve. Learn more Brintellix details here. The Brintellix is fairly new and its side effects may include headache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and dizziness….which explains most of your flu-like symptoms. Was the Pristiq no longer working for... ...
Updated 5 months ago in Brintellix.
Tue, Jan 27 '15, 10:46 PM
anxiety brintellix
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Not too sure about Brintellix yet. Very low dose (5mg) once a day for 4 days now. One positive: more alert, and depression doesn't feel as 'depressing'. Minor nausea, headache, sleep disruptive, some racing thoughts at night. Most disappointing - a persistent low level anxiety seems present and I'm on it primarily for GAD. This med seems much less compatible for me than Klonopin prn. Was hoping for better results but will stay on Brintellix 4-5 days more to see if symptoms abate. ## How are you doing today with the Brintellix? ## @Sailorcat, From what I understand, antidepressants like Brintellix can take several days or weeks to start working as indicated. However if side effects become too unbearable, I would still suggest discussing other options with your doctor. Als... ...
Updated 10 months ago in Brintellix.
Tue, Aug 19 '14, 11:22 AM
brintellix - day 6 - 10mg
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Hi I've been taking brintellix for six days and I am also taking 25mg of hydrochlothazide, 37.5 of phentermine and 20 meqs of potassium ×2 and I am having pains (6 on a scale of one to ten) in my left upper thing (back), back of knee, inside ankle and foot / heel. My left leg/ thigh in warmer then the right probably because of the pain. My leg also feels 'dry' which is weird. I have some gastritis but nothing unreasonable. I do have to hurry to the restroom after I take my morning dose of brintellix- which I take with all the other meds. It doesnt cause too much nausea but definitely some. I am afraid that maybe something is severely wrong because of my left limb pain. Its not swollen just a little numb and very sore. My bottom hurts also. Am I doing something wrong? I ... ...
Updated 9 months ago in Brintellix.
Tue, Sep 09 '14, 2:47 PM
Brintellix And Humana
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And I know like everything else in the Gubbermint, Humana is as well a "Contractor" and have a list to go by, I've been told. Humana won't pay for several kinds of anti depressant even to see if they will help, the one's they do pay for probably cost as much or more than the one's that "aren't on the list". It almost seems like they as in the Insurance Co.'s if you will, don't want to loose a lifetime customer, i.e. What if a person could get better from a new drug, I would imagine they would certainly want to work at doing something, but then again one may have to move to China to get a manufacturing job. ## Well really, no one with a mental health issue is going to get better by just taking a medication, so if that is all they do, most insur... ...
Updated 1 year ago in Brintellix.
Sun, Apr 27 '14, 6:52 PM
brintellix and zoloft
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Hi. I'm about to switch over to Brintellix from Zoloft. The Zoloft has been good for my depression, but my libido is pretty much non-existent. Do I need to wean completely off the Zoloft before I start the Brintellix? I'm getting mixed messages about this. Anyone have personal experience in taking both while weaning from Zoloft? ## Hello, Dar! How are you? Yes, one should be stopped, before starting the other, unless your doctor has instructed you to do otherwise. Brintellix is a little different than Zoloft, the FDA classifies it as an atypical antidepressant, it's a serotonin modulator and stimulator. Typical side effects are listed as possibly including nausea, dizziness, constipation, dry mouth and unusual dreams. You should also be made aware that it can cause problems ... ...
Updated 1 month ago in Brintellix.
Mon, Jun 01 '15, 3:59 PM
brintellix withdrawal
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I stopped taking Brintellix because I couldn't take the vomiting anymore and other issues that my doctor said were side effects of this medicine over the past 3 months and I just suddenly stopped taking it and now I'm experiencing extremely bad anxiety that I can't manage and can't sleep more than a few hours a night. What is going on with me? Will I get over this on my own? ## Hello, Missy! How are you? Yes, withdrawal type effects can be normal, after taking it for a few months and then stopping abruptly. It would have been best to taper off of it. However, they will eventually stop, but it may take a few weeks. Are you feeling any better, yet? ## I have been taking brintellex for 7 weeks 10 mg a day my doctor gave. Me samples and did not tell me the cost. I can't ... ...
Updated 8 days ago in Brintellix.
Thu, Jun 25 '15, 9:25 AM
brintellix & Irritability
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Female. 58 yrs. old. Major Depressive Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder & General Anxiety following vehicle accident. On Effexor XR for 6 yrs. (highest dosage 187.5 mg, lowest dosage managed 112.5 mg). It did not work well for me but better than nothing. I began titrating from Effexor xr to Brintellix on Jan. 18, 2015. Effexor finished on Feb. 15th. Increased Brintellix from 10 to 15mg six days ago. I popped out of bed at 6:00 a.m. this morning happy & motivated (had 9 hours of good quality sleep). Then at 1:00 p.m. I became incredibly irritable (definitely not my nature). Will this irritability pass as it is scarey and not nice for my family to be around me? ...
Updated 3 months ago in Brintellix.
Sun, Mar 15 '15, 4:34 PM
brintellix and chest pain
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I'm only at 2.5 mg Brintellix and experiencing horrible chest pain! Don't think I can continue. ## Hello, Bijg! How are you feeling? I am very sorry about the chest pain. However, that is nothing to play around with and wait out, please seek medical attention to have it checked out. It could be due to the medication, but there's also a risk that it isn't. so it's best to be careful. As listed by the FDA, Brintellix can cause a lot of GI issues, which may explain this symptom. Other side effects may possibly include nausea, dizziness, dry mouth, diarrhea, dizziness and abnormal dreams. Is there anything else I can help with? ...
Updated 3 months ago in Brintellix.
Fri, Mar 13 '15, 1:50 PM
Doing better on Brintellix
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I tapered off Effexor XR and onto 10mg Brintellix. No withdrawal symptoms - seamless transition. I have been on Brintellix now for about 3 weeks. I have to say I feel more alert, my anxiety is low, my sleep is better. So far so good. I had to stop taking Tramadol and Buspar to avoid the interaction but have had no need for the Buspar since and I can just take another opiod pain killer if I need to. Did not experience the nausea that seems to be the most common side effect. Keep your fingers crossed. ## Awesome! I am very glad that it's working so well for you. Can you post back and update me? Thanks! Do you have any questions or concerns? ## Hi I will be trying Brintellix soon to get ease the depression and anxiety from tapering Effexor. How are you doing now. I need help desperatel... ...
Updated 8 months ago in Brintellix.
Fri, Oct 03 '14, 7:36 PM
brintellix nausea & headache
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I've been on 5mgs for 2 weeks now. Having nearly unbearable side effects so no increase yet. Was supposed to up to mgs after 1 week. No obvious mood changes except constant nausea & headache. Anyone have similar initial experience & then began to see benefits? Willing to hang in there if it will be worth it. Thanks! ## Hi Jackster, Sorry to hear about the symptoms you're having to deal with. According to the manufacturer, nausea is actually reported to be one of the most common side effects of Brintellix (vortioxetine). However, other patient reviews I've come across online, do suggest that the nausea either goes away with time or by cutting down the dosage (of course after talking with your Dr.). As to exactly how long the nausea lasts? - That could be anyone's ... ...
Updated 1 month ago in Brintellix.
Mon, May 04 '15, 12:22 PM
can 10mg Brintellix be split?
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Recently (within the last 24-hours) I was FINALLY taken off my Effexor. My blood pressure has been terribly high (189/99 yesterday) for at least two years and I always suspected it was related to my Effexor. My first day off Effexor, my blood pressure was down to 132/75. The Effexor was replaced with 10mg of Brintellix. Sweet lord.... I cannot remember the last time I was, or have ever been, so violently ill. I was sick for HOURS. I tried to replenish my fluids. I was not successful. Well, more accurately, I was able to get some fluids down but they quickly reappeared. I read the enclosed product information and 100% of the Brintellix website. I was unable to find information about splitting the tablets. I realize there is a 5mg tablet, as a dosing option. However, I'm returning bac... ...
Updated 5 days ago in Brintellix.
Sun, Jun 28 '15, 10:17 AM
brintellix withdrawal scared
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I have been taking 10 mg of brintellix for 7 weeks my doctor gave me samples and yesterday wrote me a prescription my insurance doesn't cover it and I can't afford it living on disability will I have withdrawals? I'm scared I have been through a lot in the last year. I'm not even sure if I should be on an antidepressants I have hyperthyroidism and Graves disease they haven't got my thyroid levels straight yet which could be the cause of all of my problems I don't know what to do?? I'm scared of withdrawal ## Hello, Nichole! How are you doing? You won't get severe withdrawals, like someone would if they were abusing a narcotic and suddenly stopped taking it. Antidepressant withdrawals include dizziness, body aches, drowsiness, diarrhea, irritability and mo... ...
Updated 7 months ago in Brintellix.
Thu, Nov 06 '14, 6:00 PM
great results with brintellix
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I have Bipolar, PTSD, Panic Disorder/Agoraphobia. I'm on 20mg and two months in. Since taking it I have gone to parties, socialized, smile more often, no more insomnia, clearer thinking, more motivation, optimistic/planning for the future, and best of all completely calm! No panic attacks in months vs as many as 4/day (on average 4/week). No manic symptoms, no side effects. I had a few gastro symptoms at first but they went away. I noticed a significant improvement each time I raised my dose. It took about 6 weeks to notice a major change in my anxiety, but now I feel normal. Way better than even benzos in my case, and I can think on this drug. I have been taking antidepressants since 1991 and this one is by far the best for me. It's worth a try, but like any drug it's not f... ...
Updated 1 month ago in Brintellix.
Thu, May 21 '15, 11:19 AM
brintellix side effects severe
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DESPERATELY NEED HELP ABOUT BRINTELLIX!!! I have been on 5mg Brintellix for last 10 weeks. About 9 days About 9 days ago I started to feel like i was coming down with flu. week progressed and flu like symptoms got worse every day: flushing, feeling like i had high fever but without actual fever, agitation, muscle cramps, bad nausea, diahrrea all day long, fast heart beat, headache, etc. after several days of symptoms getting worse, on Sunday last I had the feeling i was going to DIE!!! worst flu like symptoms and severe anxiety, depression and suicidal thoughts. I skipped the sunday dose and then cut the monday dose down to 2.5mg. it is wednesday, and most of bad symptoms have gone to mild or moderate. Dr thinks i had case of serotonin syndrome n this med, But , no one can explain why s... ...
Updated 1 month ago in Brintellix.
Tue, May 12 '15, 9:02 PM
Sleepy side effect of Brintellix
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I've been taking Brintellix (10 mg) for 18 days now. I was taking Effexor and then the generic version Venlafaxine since 2008 and was interested in a new medication. I thought that the Venlafaxine made me gain weight, not sure. So, since taking this Brintellix, I've been VERY groggy, and sleepy. Been having a hard time getting out of bed in the morning, and sleep later than usual. Hard to have energy to do things throughout the day. Does this go away with time? Overall, the medication works fine, however this sleepiness is too much. ## Hello, Sheva! How are you? I'm sorry about the problem that you're having. The excessive drowsiness may be due to stopping the other, coupled with side effects from starting the Brintellix. As listed by the FDA, other possible side effects... ...
Updated 1 month ago in Brintellix.
Fri, May 29 '15, 12:51 PM
Brintellix (Trintellix) withdrawal
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Started 10 mg Trintellix 3 weeks ago. Vomiting at least 2x a day and constant nausea, fatigue, muscle and back pain. Trying to wean off it - doctor said take it every second day for a week then go see her. What is the normal time frame for withdrawal I am terrified of this drug. I am diabetic and it is making my sugars wildly fluctuate too. ## Called Lundbeck (canadian office in Montreal) today to get advice on how to wean off/stop taking Trintellix. Shocked to be told "there is NO protocol for weaning/stopping this drug. You have to let your doctor decide how to proceed"! "Everyone has a different reaction". My doctor is away for a week so. My pharmacist and I are trying to figure something out, but I am absolutely stunned at Lundbeck's answer ...
Updated 29 days ago in Brintellix.
Thu, Jun 04 '15, 12:05 PM
Switching from Zoloft to Brintellix
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Today my doc told me to reduce my Zoloft from 100 MG to 50 MG for the next 6 days. On the 7th day I will begin 10 MG of Brintellix in the morning with breakfast. If I experience any sleepiness I should start taking it in the evening. My follow up visit is scheduled for June 29. I have tried many amtidepressants over the years with minimal to moderate success. I hope this is magic bullet. ## don't do it! i have been on ssri meds for over 20 yrs. dr started me on trintellix 3 wks ago. have not been out of the house since then due to nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue and more. Now trying to wean off of it but dr and pharmacist are not sure how to proceed with this. i am also imsulin dependent diabetic andy sugars are erratic. terrifying drug at least for me. ## Day 6. I have complete... ...
Updated 9 days ago in Brintellix.
Tue, Jun 23 '15, 8:22 PM
BRINTELLIX and Bactrium DS okay to take together?
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Been on BRINTELLIX 20mg x7mths & last week was started on Bactrium DS X10 days for a smashed / skin split open -- two days after injury = redness, etc. Now on lat 3 days of the 10day, have developed nausea to abd. Pain/bloat & 5 hrs later = projectile vomiting. Today, N&V persist and now having a temp ~100 and also a generalized H/A of a 5...of course no energy, etc....also severe hip/back/leg pain to burning feet since Aug. 2 when I got beat up.. Is this b/cuz of the med combo or something totally different? Thanks! ## Hello, Linn5605! How are you feeling? It actually sounds like you may be experiencing a lot of side effects or a reaction to the Bactrim, it does cause those types of issues in some people that take it. Have things improved, at all? When do you finish your co... ...
Updated 10 months ago in Brintellix.
Mon, Aug 25 '14, 1:43 PM

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