How can I minimize the side effects of Viibryd?

Your doctor can help minimize the side effects of Viibryd (vilazodone) by starting you on a low dose and monitoring your reaction. He or she can increase your dose gradually as necessary for depression relief.

Be sure to keep your appointments and call your doctor if your depression worsens or you have any unpleasant or unexpected physical or emotional reactions or changes in your behavior. For instance, if you start behaving aggressively or have racing thoughts, report it promptly. Contact your doctor immediately if you have suicidal thoughts.

Notify your doctor at the first sign of stomach upset, trouble sleeping, fast heartbeat, muscle stiffness or any other side effect.

Do not drink alcohol while you are taking Viibryd, since alcohol may increase sedation caused by the drug and make side effects worse.

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