|US brand name: Viibryd|
|Generic name: vilazodone|
Viibryd’s Potential Side Effects
Potential Side Effects All Crazy Meds Have
No matter which neurological and/or psychiatric drug you take, you’ll probably get one or more of these side effects. These will usually be gone, or at least will diminish to the point where you barely notice it most of the time, within a week or two.
- Drowsiness / fatigue - even when taking stimulants in some circumstances.
- Insomnia, instead of or alternating with the drowsiness.
- Assorted other minor GI complaints (constipation, diarrhea, etc.)
- Generally feeling spacey / out of it
- Which can all add up to the ever-helpful “flu-like symptoms” listed as an adverse event on the PI sheet of practically every medication on the planet used to treat almost any condition humans and other animals could have.1
- All crazy meds can, and probably will affect your dreams as well. There is no way of telling if that will be good or bad, let alone if this side effect is permanent or temporary.
- Any of the above side effects you see listed again below means they’re even more likely to happen and/or stick around longer and/or are worse than most other meds.
Typical Potential Side Effects
Diarrhea, nausea & vomiting, the shits, excessive sleep or insomnia, and the runs.
I’m still trying to get a handle as to how common or uncommon, permanent or transient, sexual dysfunction and weight gain really are. The lack of weight gain could be a function of puking and/or shitting out everything you eat ten minutes later.
Uncommon Potential Side Effects
Dizziness, tremor, anxiety, and headaches that reach migraine intensity.
Even though it annoys me to no end that people freak out about strange dreams when taking medications that affects their brains, especially since I have written all over this site that “ALL crazy meds can affect your dreams,” for an antidepressant Viibryd seems to really mess with people’s dreams.
Freaky Rare Side Effects
Pollakiuria. In English: an overactive bladder. Viibryd is just way too new to have any decent freaky rare side effects. Give it time.