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 Brintellix Vortioxetine
Vortioxetine (vor-tye-OKS-e-teen, trade name Trintellix) is an atypical antidepressant (a serotonin modulator and stimulator) made by Lundbeck and Takeda.[1] Contents 1 Medical use 2 Side effects 3 Pharmacodynamics 4 Pharmacokinetics 5 Research 6 History 7 See also 8 References Medical use Vortioxetine is used as first-line treatment for major depressive disorder.[1][2][3][4][5] Side effects The most common side effects reported with vortioxetine are nausea, diarrhea, dry mouth,...
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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 2 years ago in Brintellix.
Thu, Nov 28 '13, 2:36 PM
Brintellix 10mg
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I have been on brintellix 10mg for a little over a week and I feel worse. Flu symptoms, vomiting, very weak, tired but can't sleep. I feel more aggitated as well. It's scary. ## Hello, Rochelle! How are you feeling? All of those symptoms can be normal side effects of this medication as reported by the FDA. However, if they are so bad that they are scaring you, it may be time to contact your doctor about trying a different medication. Not every medication is right for everyone that tries it. Are there any other questions or concerns? ## I just really don't like the way I feel and the anxiety is not any better. I just plain don't feel good and don't know whether to keep going with it or not. Thank you ...
Updated 5 months ago in Brintellix.
Sun, Nov 29 '15, 3:22 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 18 days ago in Brintellix.
Sun, May 08 '16, 10:37 AM
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 2 months ago in Brintellix.
Sun, Mar 13 '16, 10:32 PM
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 1 year ago in Brintellix.
Tue, Sep 09 '14, 2:47 PM
brintellix / tramadol
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I just started taking brintellix and info. guide says not to take tramadol with. What can I take to replace the tramadol? ## Hello, Jackie! How are you? Virtually any of the other opiates are fine, as long as your doctor approves. Most do not cause the same interaction. The FDA list narcotics as having the potential to be habit forming and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth and constipation. Brintellix may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, dry mouth, weight changes and constipation. Is there anything else I can help with? ...
Updated 9 months ago in Brintellix.
Thu, Jul 30 '15, 2:03 PM
4 weeks on Brintellix
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I have been on Brintellix 10mg for 4 weeks. I feel very little improvement. I am also on Wellbutrin 300mg. Should I give it more time or switch meds? I am fatigued, have low motivation, and cry easily. ## Hello, Helen! How are you? Usually, you'd start to see improvement around 4 to 5 weeks, once it reaches its full level of efficacy in your body. If you've not have any improvement by now, you may need to try a different medication. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, dry mouth and weight changes. Is there anything else I can help with? ...
Updated 5 months ago in Brintellix.
Thu, Dec 17 '15, 3:19 PM
tramodal / brintellix
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What pain reliever can I take with brintellix? I currently take tramodal ## Hello Jackie! How are you? Most of the other opiates are fine, such as Oxycodone, Morphine, Lortab, Percocet and Opana. You doctor should be able to help you decide on which one would be safest for you to try. The FDA classifies these medications as narcotic analgesics, so they carry the risk of being habit forming and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, headache, dry mouth and constipation. Brintellix may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, headache, dry mouth, vision changes and constipation. Is there anything else I can help with? ...
Updated 9 months ago in Brintellix.
Wed, Jul 29 '15, 4:01 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 2 years 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 11 months ago in Brintellix.
Mon, Jun 01 '15, 3:59 PM
dating and brintellix
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I don't know if this is the correct forum but i am kind of searching for answers. I recently starring seeing someone who stopped taking brintellix cold turkey. He has decided to step away until his withdrawal symptoms have ceased. I was told about the discontinuation a week ago but i do not know exactly when it was stopped. I am concerned and just wanted some insight into the course of this withdrawal. Thanks. ## A sudden withdrawal from this medication can include irritability, rebound depression, rebound pain and diarrhea, as listed by the FDA. So there is valid reason to be concerned. He'd actually do better if he spoke to his doctor and did a slow taper. Depending on how long he was on it and what dose he was taking, it could take a few weeks, before things stabilize. Is the... ...
Updated 8 months ago in Brintellix.
Fri, Sep 11 '15, 2:43 PM
Brintellix and driving
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i have been on 5mg of Brintellix for a week for anxiety and depression. My doctor wants me to go up to 10mg. She said the drug should also help me with focus. I still feel anxious and a little dull witted. I have burned food on the stove twice which is a rarity for me. It mentions in the warnings not to drive a car until I know the full effect of the Brintellix. Now, how realistic is that? Now I am nervous about driving my grandkids. So much for helping my anxiety. I am now nervous about going up to 10mg. I know this drug probably will not take effect for a few weeks but I am not sure if I should continue. ## Hello, Mary! How are you? Unfortunately, you'll get that same warning with almost all medications, due to the fact that there's a risk of them making you dizzy and drowsy. ... ...
Updated 4 months ago in Brintellix.
Mon, Dec 28 '15, 3:16 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 10 months 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? ## I too have been irritable for about 2 months. I have been taking 10 mg for a month and before that I took 5 mg ... ...
Updated 3 months ago in Brintellix.
Wed, Jan 27 '16, 4:28 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 8 months ago in Brintellix.
Sat, Sep 12 '15, 5:30 AM
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 9 months ago in Brintellix.
Sun, Aug 16 '15, 7:30 PM
Brintellix and constipation
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Hi friends, I started Brintellix a week ago and I really like the calming effects..but I have been totally constipated for 4 days and it's crazy? I know that constipation is the #1 side effrect for brintellix, but does anyone have any experience with the constipation going away after awhile/ I'd love to stay on this if I could..thanks! ## Hello, Daveboy! How are you? Typically, side effects tend to improve once your body gets used to a medication, which is around 4 weeks in, or so. However, in the meantime, you may want to speak to your doctor about taking a fiber supplement or something else you can use to alleviate the constipation. The FDA lists the other typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, dry mouth and weight changes. Is there anything else I can h... ...
Updated 9 months ago in Brintellix.
Thu, Aug 20 '15, 12:25 PM

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