Brintellix- FAQ

Major depressive disorder (MDD) is a depression lasting longer or with more severe low moods than other types of depression. As such, many of the antidepressants on the market are not capable of helping to restore a sense of well-being to an individual suffering from this condition. Brintellix, however, is a prescription being more commonly prescribed as it works a bit differently. It acts on a larger and more varied set of brain chemicals than other antidepressants – serotonin, noradrenaline, dopamine, histamine, and acetylcholine.

Like most antidepressants, Brintellix has serious side effects to watch for. These can include mania, nausea, confusion, suicidal thoughts, lack of inhibition, serotonin syndrome, agitation, seizure, and more. Additionally, it can be habit forming if a user chooses to tweak their dosages to use this drug recreationally for further mood elevation. This can be dangerous because, as with any drug, the body can build up a tolerance to the new dosage and maintenance of a solid base of well-being is then harder to keep up. Increased dosing leads to a dependency and then the person can become psychologically addicted to the drug. Realizing that they may feel awful while dosing down or quitting entirely often keeps people taking the drug longer than they need to.

If you have become reliant on using Brintellix, help to break your addiction is available. To learn more, check out the frequently asked questions we have available or contact a representative at The Recovery Village to learn about options for recovery.