VIIBRYD Reviews

Average Rating: 2.6 (367 Ratings)

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 2  Depression, anxiety Night sweats, joint pain, rapid weight gain This was added to my pre-covid medication routine (Lamictal for depression maintenance) to help with anxiety related to the pandemic, mainly social anxiety due to prolonged isolation. I started taking it Dec 2020. It seemed to help slightly and took the edge off, but it was very subtle and I still had to rely on Xanax to get me through some days. If I didn't take my Viibryd dose within 24 hours exactly, depression and anxiety would kick in. The main reason for discontinuing was rapid weight gain. I have a naturally healthy metabolism, and didn't gain ANY weight after sitting on the couch with no exercise for all of 2020. The weight gain started two months into my treatment, but it was gradual. So I made big changes to my diet, and started to exercise. No matter what I do, I continue to gain weight. What's strange is that I don't have an increased appetite on this. I also drink enough water, eliminate all sweets and limit white breads, pasta etc, basically a clean diet. I'm starting to think it's all water weight. Anyways, I decided to taper off under the guidance of my doctor and the withdrawal symptoms are unbearable at times. Crying spells, irritability, memory loss. Hoping these subside once I'm completely off the med, and really hope I lose the weight. This is a drug that needs to taper off VERY slowly. Personally, the weight gain side F 40 9 months
40 mg 1X D
9/8/2021
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 4  PTSD, depression, anxiety Diarrhea and nausea the first week. Has subsided now. Occasional headache and increased urinating (not bad) I tried Zoloft, and Effexor before Viibryd. Horrible side effects (brain zaps, vertigo, nausea, worsening depression) with Effexor and Zoloft made me feel like a zombie with a very flat affect. With viibryd I havent had any brain zaps, dizziness etc. just the initial nausea and diarrhea the first week or so. 4 months in and Im taking in combination with Wellbutrin (because I was slightly unmotivated) and this drug has helped my depression the most. Definitely recommend if you have tried the other two I listed and had similar side effects. I do have vivid dreams/nightmares but had these before viibryd so im not sure if they are related (due to PTSD). But on medication to help with nightmares and it has been effective. F 25 4 months
40mg 1X D
8/16/2021
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 1  Major depression Major weight gain!!!!! Stomach problems!! Sat on toilet half the day!!!! Ate anything I could get my hands on!!! Blurred vision. Makes me cross eyed. Can't afford the amount of toilet paper I go through a day or food. Cotton mouth, nonstop farting if you don't believe me go right ahead and try this medication and you'll see! F 46 30 days
20mg 1X D
7/24/2021
 3  Major Depressive Disorder Daily morning headache, increase in blood pressure from my baseline. I will go to the research information to see if this was monitored when the study was conducted. F 63 1 months
10 1X D
6/2/2021
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 1  MMD, severe recurrent Rhetorical, but who in their right mind would ever allow approval of this medication for treatment of depression. The serious medical contraindications and interactions alone should have stopped this drug from being approved I would suggest that if the FDA even still exists as an agency that approves safe medication only. reconsider not only cost of mental health benefits over the contraindications. F 63 29 days
10 1X D
5/16/2021
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 2  Major depressive disorder No side effects while going on to it. It worked for about a year and a half but has stopped helping. Clouds seemed to lift and I felt good. After 2 years, I developed awful brain zaps when going to sleep. Total loss of motivation. Weight gain. Very low mood. Very depressed and irritable. I don't feel like myself anymore. My family has said I have no personality anymore. I'm just "there"Ě. I'm currently waening off this stuff and never looking back. I wish I never started it after how I feel now. F 41 2 years
40 mg 1X D
3/30/2021
 3  Major Depression, BPD, Bipolar Nausea, vivid dreams, trouble sleeping, headaches So far my only major complaint about this medication is the extreme nausea. Within 40 minutes of taking it in the morning I feel like vomiting. And it comes in waves. Sometimes even into the evening. During the first two days on this medication I also had insomnia and really bad headaches but I'm not sure if that was due to this drug or me coming off of Effexor. I am sleeping better now though than I have in awhile. I hope this drug works for me. **Side Note: BOOMERS stop giving people medical advice. If this drug didn't work for you write your experience & move on. The number of Boomers saying this drug should be outlawed or telling people not to take it. Calm your nuts F 29 5 days
10 mg 1X D
3/5/2021
 1  Anxiety and mild depression When I started viibryd I absolutely loved it! It stabilized my mood (no more anxiety, no more depression) everyone around me noticed a huge difference, I was back to my old happy self, I felt great!. Then the side effects started happening. I didn't know the brain zaps were a side-effect because it wasn't listed anywhere. My husband and my doctor thought I was crazy, heck I thought I was going crazy. I didn't know the brain zaps were a side effect until today reading other reviews on here. I would have nightmares that would cause me to cry and thrash around at night. My husband would tell me he would literally have to yell at me and grab me and shake me to wake me up. I could hear him during my nightmares calling my name but I couldn't wake myself. He said it was like my whole body was convulsing. After several years of taking the drug my insurance decided to no longer cover it and I ran out of the drug, don't ever stop this drug abruptly!!! I literally felt like a crazy person for days I wanted to run my car into a wall, I was super angry and hostile. I ended up confining myself to my room for days so I didn't hurt myself or others. I had to call into work. I felt like my body was detoxing from a powerful drug. And now I have memory loss which I also attribute to viibryd. I would not recommend this drug to anyone ever!! It severely changed my life for the worst. I should also mention I am very healthy individual who at the time only took a synthroid everyday and the occasional allergy pill. F 32 3 years
40mg 1X D
2/28/2021
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 3  Depression and Anxiety Sudden and significant weight gain This medication works exceptionally well for my depression and anxiety. I've been on many different meds over the years. I tried this one and the research shows that it isn't supposed to cause weight gain. Despite having a very stable weight with a healthy diet for the past three years, my weight suddenly shot up ten pounds in a two month period. Even with additional changes to my diet and adding in more exercise, it continued to creep up. F 29 2 months
20 mg 1X D
2/16/2021
 1  Depression Started with 10mg. And I felt good at first. But after I up the dose I began to have manic episodes, and sleep paralysis. And the hullucination. Also had stomach problems and heart palpitations. I would not ever take it again. F 56 1 months
30mg 1X D
2/15/2021
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 3  BP-2 Diarrhea; mania (impulsive, irritable, things I felt before diagnosis but not for a long time until now); this slightly off feeling that is not dizzy but world is kind of tilted a bit to the side; Going to try 10mg for another 30days. Had other drugs that made me ‚Äúnot happy not sad kind of numb‚ÄĚ so I went looking for something to deal with major depression without taking away all my emotions. Not sure this is it yet. M 48 10 days
10 1X D
1/22/2021
 4  Depression I had slight gastrointestinal discomfort for about 3 hours the first day, then no other side effects except the RAPID WEIGHT GAIN! That is the only reason I quit. Now I cannot lose the weight. So sad because it was a wonderful drug for depression and sleep for me, but I've gained up to 50 pounds over the years due to antidepressants I've taken, and I simply cannot bear it anymore. Talking to doctor today to try something else. BTW these are the drugs that have caused me weight gain: Zoloft, Pristiq, and Viibryd. Not sure if there's a link between these three. F 50 2 months
10-20 mg 1X D
1/14/2021
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 1  MDD I started at 10 mg and felt ok the first few days and then started to feel incredibly restless and spacey, like an out of body feeling. night sweats and sleep paralysis immediately. stuck with it, trying melatonin to help with sleep. Stayed on the 10 for 14 days instead of the recommended 7 because I did not feel safe on the low dose and wanted to see if it would get better. Eventually, I felt depressed again even on the 10 mg of the Viibryd, so i took that as a sign to up the dose to 20mg. After only 1 day, I felt like i was crawling out of my own skin, so anxious and thoughts racing, questioning everything. Very out of it, feeling like I was observing myself and not actually being myself. Didn't feel safe to drive or operate machinery. Stuck that out for a few more days and then called the doctor because I couldn't take all of the side effects. Glad I did, was told to ween off the drug immediately. The only other time I felt such a quick and strong adverse reaction was w F 36 22 days
20 mg 1X D
11/18/2020
 4  Depression Sleep paralysis nightmares, but went away when took med in am, serious weight gain, fatigue, diminished focus and cognitive function, lost of interest I most things, sugar craving. Was much more effective in regards to ending depressive episodes, and I am almost consistently in a good to neutral mood. Also it didn't affect libido like other meds. But the fatigue, loss of mental clarity, weight gain and high cost are making me rethink my choice. M 52 8 months
40 mg 1X D
10/18/2020
 5  Bipolar 2 Restless legs.2 nightmares when started.Angry once in awhile.Often wake up at 3a.m. difficult to get back to sleep.It does make me sweat profusely in warm weather. Like hot flashes. I remain on 10 mg. I feel great, zero suicidal thoughts in 3 years.It might be that others having trouble with this med might do well on a lower dose. Of course talk to your Dr. first. I also take 100mg. of Lamotrigine 1time per day. This med is a life saver for me. I previously tried to kill myself 6 times BEFORE taking this great med! Last June I reviewed Viibryd, I donít seem to have flat affect now and my creativity is once again pretty good. Memory is better again. Never lost the weight gain of 15lbs. but havenít really tried hard to. Overall I would recommend this med. F 62 3 days
10 mg 1X D
10/16/2020
 4  Major depressive disorder Nauseous at first but went away after a week. I haven't been able to lose weight. I feel like I have gained weight. F 34 1 years
20mg 1X D
10/9/2020
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 4  Depression/anxiety Difficulty sleeping, when i switched from 10mg to 20mg diarrhea and nausea Looking through these reviews, I would advise anyone not to let them convince you to start or stop this medication. I see plenty of DONT TAKE THIS reviews based on their experience. I would say it will be different for each person,, and of course if the side effects are awful and borderline dangerous, talk to your doctor about switching from it.. While I am having some unpleasant side effects at the moment, mentally and emotionally I feel like it's working well for me. I can't see myself continuing this medication if the side effects persist, but I've read they usually only last a week or two. M 33 11 days
20mg 1X D
8/7/2020
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 5  Mdd In very beginning diarrhea F 46 3 years
20 1X D
7/31/2020
 2  Major Depressive Disorder I experienced significant weight gain as well as Watery diarrhea every time I ate Eggs. I ended up just going off my meds completely and starting over. F 25 30 days
25mg
7/31/2020
 1  anxiety made me so depressed. thinking horrible things. more irritated. i hate feeling this way F 19 1 months
10 1X D
7/30/2020
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VIIBRYD  (VILAZODONE HYDROCHLORIDE):  Vilazodone is used to treat depression. It is an SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor) and partial serotonin receptor agonist. It works by helping to restore the balance of certain natural substances in the brain (neurotransmitters such as serotonin). This medication may improve your mood, sleep, appetite, and energy level and may help restore your interest in daily living.   (Sources: U.S. Centers for Medicare Services, FDA)

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