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Who should not take Viibryd?

You should not take the antidepressant Viibryd (vilazodone), if you're taking a monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitor for depression relief or have taken one within two weeks. MAO inhibitors include phenelzine (Nardil), tranylcypromine (Parnate), isocarboxazid (Marplan), and selegiline (Eldepryl, Emsam, Zelapar).

If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or plan to become pregnant soon, do not take Viibryd without consulting your doctor. There are no well-controlled studies looking at the safety of Viibryd during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Since some drugs may not mix well with Viibryd, be sure to give your doctor a list of your other medications, including prescription drugs, herbal remedies, over-the-counter drugs and supplements.

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