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Thinking of starting brintellix but it's so new. Only approved sept 2013. How do I know it's safe? Are there enough reports on it yet?
Medication safety: If you are not allergic to a medication, most medications are "safe." Saying that side effects are present with most medications and affect the decision as to whether to initially prescribe a medication and once a side effect is present whether to continue prescribing the same medication, ...Read more
Probably: The mechanism of action has overlap with effective serotonergic interventions that have already been shown to work for anxiety conditions although it is not FDA approved for any anxiety disorder so there is no conclusive proof that it will work for anxiety disorders that I am aware of presently. ...Read more
Brintellix safe to use I'm 22 what should I worry when starting medicine side effects things associated with this medicine worry me?
Hyponatremia: Should be avoided in general. The manufacturers of Brintellix warn this agent should not be used if you have this condition. In 2013 they issued a warning that all Serotonergic agents can cause SIADH (Syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone release). As it turns out many agents can lower serum sodium levels. Some degree of reduction is tolerated. Symptomatic Hyponatremia can produce seizure ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was prescribed Tranxene (clorazepate) and Brintellix at the same time. Are the benefits better together? What are the benefits of each? Hard to find info on them.
Vortioxetine is: Approved in the U.S. only for treatment of Major Depressive Disorder. Studies on Generalized Anxiety Disorder in adults had conflicting results, one that it was superior to placebo & one that it was not. Studies of Vortioxetine for MDD showed efficacy for MDD at 20 mg./day, but not at lower doses. See: http://www. Rxlist. Com/script/main/mobileart-rx. Asp? Drug=brintellix&monotype=rx-ad&monopage=4 ...Read more
Brintellix: Ongoing. Only approved indication for now is for Major Depression. ...Read more
Weaning one: ... and increasing the other are usually the best way of adapting to a new medicine. Brintellix is newer and more potent SSRI in addition to being an SRM, therefore it should be started at the lowest dose while still weaning down (and off) Zoloft (sertraline). I would go Zoloft (sertraline) 100 mg for a week then 50 mg and add Brintellix for 1 week. Then stop Zoloft (sertraline) completely. ...Read more
I have been on brintellix for 6 months all great, but due to stress lately I use urbanol 5mg 0r 10mg a day if needed can I start duromine 15mg now?
Need follow-up.: Brintellix (Trintellix) is an antidepressant that is dosed at 10mg or 20mg daily. Urbanol is a benzodiazepine like Valium that is used for rescue anxiety dosing. Duromine is an appetite-suppressant, like Fastin. If you are not taking the 20g Brintellix, you might talk to your Family Doc about an increase if you need Urbanol rescue. The Duromine (stimulant) may worsen anxiety. ...Read more
Is brintellix too new yet to trust? I hate to try something if it's only approved less than 1 year. Is it safe to take? Would you prescribe? SEs?
Play it safe: Your concerns seem reasonable to me. I hope you also hold a conservative stance w/ respect to more established drugs. Have you explored psychotherapy? It has no side effects or potential for long-term surprises. Use your discernment to interview and select a good psychotherapist with whom you can develop trust and work on learning moos mgmt skills. A time w/ meds might help, but maybe not needed. ...Read more
Headaches and tension feel like headaches from stress while on 5 mg of BRINTELLIX is this normal started today wore off now but still alittle head pan?
R/O TENSION HA: The 4 basic headaches are Tension, Sinus, migraine and cluster. The muscles that originate at the base of the neck insert near the temple. Rest /ice and a darkened room may help. Also a NSAID like Aleve (naproxen) /daypro. Muscle relaxant ie KLONOPIN/ FLEXERIL. Meditation/Yoga/Biofeedback. GF DIET WHOLEAPPROACH. Com You need a full exam an blood work to be through. If symptoms worsen seek medical evaluation ...Read more