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 Brintellix Vortioxetine
Vortioxetine[note 1] is an antidepressant medication that is prescribed to treat depression. It is believed to work to relieve depression by increasing serotonin concentrations in the brain, by inhibiting its reuptake in the synapse and by modulating (activating certain receptors while blocking, or antagonizing, others) certain serotonin receptors. This puts it in the class of antidepressants known as serotonin modulators and stimulators. It is made by the pharmaceutical companies Lundbeck an...
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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? ...
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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 ## I've been on Brintellix for 1.5 months and experienced vomiti... ...
Updated 4 months ago in Brintellix.
Wed, May 31 '17, 9:27 AM
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 you... ...
Updated 6 days ago in Brintellix.
Sun, Oct 15 '17, 7:11 PM
2.5mg of Brintellix
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I went from lexapro to Prozac. Prozac made me worse. Today I was prescribed Brintellix. I am terrified of taking Medicine and what it could do to me.. would it be okay to break .5mg in half just to see how I do? ## It is always best to follow your doctor's dosing instructions, thus you should ask, and if they approve, it should be fine to do so. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, weight changes, anxiety, and constipation. Is there anything else I can help with? ## What time of the day is best to take Trintellix? In the morning or at night ? I started 2 weeks ago and I am having terrible side affects , feeling much worse than before the pills, my anxiety is the worse I have ever had, this medicine is making me so sick and feeling... ...
Updated 4 months ago in Brintellix.
Wed, May 31 '17, 9:22 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 1 year 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 3 years 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 2 years ago in Brintellix.
Thu, Jul 30 '15, 2:03 PM
Brintellix diarrhea
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Day 7 on 10mg Brintellix. Nausea improving. Daily neck pain and headaches. Anxiety through the roof. Not sleeping at all. Insane watery diarrhea since day 5. Need something mainly for anxiety. Not feeling hopeful about Brintellix. ## I'm very sorry that you're so miserable. Those can be normal side effects of such a medication, usually they last about 3 to 4 weeks, before tapering off and then going away entirely. You may also experience dizziness and weight changes, as reported by the FDA. Has there been any change, yet? ...
Updated 1 year ago in Brintellix.
Mon, Jun 20 '16, 1:09 PM
Allergex Brintellix
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I have been using 10mg Brintellix daily for the last week. Last night I also took an Allergex tablet to help with hayfever. I think this had an interaction with the Brintellix - I had difficulty waking up this morning and am feeling very lethargic. I have taken Allergex in the past with only mild sleepiness which wore off by morning. Is this drug interaction safe or will it affect the Brintellix working as it should? Is there another antihistamine that I can take safely with Brintellix? ...
Updated 7 months ago in Brintellix.
Tue, Feb 21 '17, 1:37 AM
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 1 year 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 2 years 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 3 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 5 months ago in Brintellix.
Fri, May 05 '17, 6:06 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 2 years 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. ... ...
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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 1 year ago in Brintellix.
Mon, Aug 15 '16, 5:29 AM
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I have been on Trintellix 20 mg for quite some time, my pshychiatrist started tapering me off gradually ,during this process i experience several symptoms that were listed but also noticed problems of paronoia and now that i have stopped taking trintellix the paronoia has sky rocketed as well as the anxiety and vomiting has anyone experienced a problem with paronoia while being TAPERED OFF of trintellix or once they completely STOPPED taking trintellix? ## That is possible, depending on how long you were taking it and how rapid the taper was, it might have been too fast for you. In many cases, stopping such a medication needs to be tapered very slowly, and occasionally, it must be adjusted according to how each individual reacts to the taper. The NIH also warns that stopping the medicat... ...
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Thu, Oct 19 '17, 3:50 PM
Brintellix 5 mg/ headache
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Hi, My daughter is 16, she has always headache.. Our docktor have tried a lot of medication without any luck. Now she got Brintellix 5 mg. My daughter has still headache, even more. Have to say its only been a week. Now she skal duble the dose. What l want to know is; is it known to help headache also? ## No, it doesn't help headaches. Topamax works great for chronic headaches. Trintellix works great for me and my depression. Hope it can help you daughter. ## I suffered from massive headaches and Remeron helped me alot. I took it for 8 months and then slowly tapered off and stopped. There are dome studies that say it really help some types of headaches ... non migranous like the ones I had ## Topamax was horrible for me. Used it for headaches. It gave me severe anorexia and put me i... ...
Updated 10 months ago in Brintellix.
Fri, Nov 18 '16, 9:59 PM
Brintellix side effects
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My fiance was recently taking Pristiq for about a year. He recently was changed over to Brintellix. He sees that it works extremely well during the day, and really helps. As the night gets later we have noticed it wearing off so to speak, mind begins to race, anger becomes an issue, not able to sleep, etc..... What would be the best thing for us to do about making it last longer through the day??? ## Hello, Amber! How is your fiancé doing? What dosage is he taking? It could be that he needs a dosage adjustment, or it may not be the right medication to help him. Has he informed his doctor? There really isn't anything that either of you can do that make it last longer. The FDA lists its typical side effects as including nausea, dizziness, vomiting and vision changes. ## I take br... ...
Updated 1 year ago in Brintellix.
Fri, Oct 21 '16, 2:49 AM

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