Viibryd is a medication prescribed to patients with depression. It is the same as its generic version vilazodone. Viibryd works as a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) and partial serotonin receptor agonist.
Taking vilazodone has the potential to improve your mood, sleep, appetite and energy levels while restoring your interest in daily life.
Starting a new medication always has the potential to produce certain side effects. For Viibryd specifically, side effects commonly experienced by vilazodone patients include diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, trouble sleeping and decreased interest in sex. Many people who use Viibryd to treat their depression do not experience side effects, but it is important to be aware of them. Vilazodone’s serious side effects are numbness/tingling, tremors, restlessness, inability to keep still, difficulty concentrating, confusion, memory problems, weakness, unsteadiness and pounding heartbeat.
Even more serious Viibryd side effects are unusual or severe mood changes, bloody stools, vomit that looks like coffee grounds, easy bruising or bleeding, seizures, eye pain/swelling/redness, widened pupils and vision changes. If you experience any of the vilazodone side effects mentioned above, seek medical help right away. In some rare but serious cases, some Viibryd patients develop serotonin syndrome. The risk for serotonin syndrome is increased if you take other medications involved in increasing your serotonin levels. Remember to keep a list of your current medications updated and consult your doctors and pharmacists about all the medications you take, including Viibryd. Symptoms of serotonin syndrome are severe nausea, twitching muscles, unexplained fever and unusual agitation.
Even if you are taking vilazodone exactly as your doctor orders, you may develop a dependency or even further addiction to Viibryd. In some cases, people may show signs of vilazodone addiction which include losing interest in daily life or activities they once enjoyed and becoming extremely obsessed with finding and taking Viibryd. Do not hesitate to seek help if you or someone you love develops a vilazodone addiction.
The first step in kicking a vilazodone addiction is to safely detox from the medication. Remember, always consult your doctor before changing your Viibryd medication schedule. Never stop taking vilazodone cold turkey, as this may increase your chances of severe Viibryd withdrawal symptoms. If you are having serious difficulties handling Viibryd withdrawal symptoms, a medically assisted detoxification program may be recommended.
Not every patient has the same needs. That is why it is important to pick the Viibryd rehabilitation program that is right for you. At The Recovery Village, patients can safely detox from vilazodone under the supervision of medical staff before taking the next step in finding a rehab program that fits their needs. It is important to gauge the level of Viibryd addiction you or someone you love is struggling with before choosing a vilazodone rehabilitation program. While at The Recovery Village, patients can participate in recreational therapy and receive help from medical professionals about any co-occurring mental health disorders they may be struggling with. They will also learn skills on how to handle any lingering effects of their vilazodone addiction after leaving The Recovery Village.
Inpatient Viibryd rehab allows patients to safely recover from vilazodone addiction by living on campus at one of The Recovery Village’s designated inpatient rehab centers. This type of vilazodone rehab is recommended for patients struggling with intense Viibryd addiction. After entering the inpatient Viibryd rehab program, patients can access individual and group counseling as well as learn skills on how to cope with their vilazodone addiction.
Outpatient vilazodone rehab is another therapy option which allows patients to live at home and attend scheduled treatment appointments at The Recovery Village. Usually, patients enter into the outpatient program after they finish the inpatient Viibryd program. In this program, patients can still access the same counseling services as inpatient Viibryd rehab.
It is important to consider all your individual needs before choosing a vilazodone rehab center. No two patients are alike, which is why talking to your doctor about your needs is important. Finding the vilazodone rehab center for you is the first step in a life-long recovery.
Viibryd Withdrawal And Detox
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