Vilazodone Hydrochloride is a medicinal drug used for the treatment of a major depressive disorder. This ingredient plays the role of an antidepressant, a serotonin uptake inhibitor and a serotonergic agonist. It is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor and partial serotonin receptor agonist that is used in the therapy of major depressive disorders. This medication was not related to an increased rate of elevations in serum aminotransferase levels.
Class of Drugs – Antidepressant
Molecular Formula – C26H28ClN5O2
Molecular Weight - 478 g/mol
Working: Given medication is an antidepressant that works by binding with high affinity to the serotonin reuptake site but not to the norepinephrine or dopamine reuptake site. It leads to Vilazodone Hydrochloride potently and selectively inhibits the reuptake of serotonin.
Uses: This mentioned medication is indicated for the treatment of depression. This drug is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor and partial serotonin receptor agonist. Vilazodone Hydrochloride restores the balance of certain natural substances in the brain like neurotransmitters i.e. serotonin. It may also help to improve the mood, sleep, appetite, and energy level and may help to restore the interest in daily living.
Popular Brands and Dosages: This active medication is used in a popular brand medicine as mentioned below:
- Viibryd: 20 mg and 40 mg
This medication is not approved for children below 18 years old; it may cause serious side effects. Any medicine composed of this given active component is not recommended in women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. Alcoholic beverages and drugs should not be consumed while taking this medication.