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Been reading that viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) most resembles the ssri Paxil plus buspar...Is this correct?

Almost. It's mechanism of action is that of an ssri which i would characterize more to be like zoloft (sertraline) in effect and the action of buspirone. However, it does not have the indication for the treatment of any anxiety disorder and the studies have not been done yet to see whether it has a generalized anxiety benefit or not. Best wishes. Read more...
Viibryd. is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) & 5HT1A receptor partial agonist. It has an FDA indication for treatment of Major Depressive Disorder (MDD). Paxil is SSRI & it has FDA indications for tx of MDD, Panic D/O, Obsessive Compulsive D/O, PTSD, Generalized Anxiety D/O & Social Anxiety D/O. I don't necessarily agree that Paxil +Buspar are most like Viibryd. Read more...

Because viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) acts in 2 ways on serotonin. Ssri plus buspar why is it so stimulating?

Buspar (buspirone) is an agonist. Buspar (buspirone) is known as an agonist on 5-HT1A and therefore a direct anxiety anxiety relief. There are 11 HT receptors, and only this one directly affected by Buspar (buspirone). Read more...
Brains are sensitive. You are correct, the drug Viibyrd (vilazodone) is a serotonin reuptake inhibitor (like Prozac/Lexapro) which results in more serotonin available for the brain to use. Buspar (buspirone) is usually used for anxiety. In some, these two serotonin effects are too much/overstimulating. This effect would be highly individual and would not occur in all taking both drugs. Good wishes:) Read more...

Is brintellix the same as taking Buspar plus an ssri? I want to stay away from Buspar if possible. Same question regarding viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride).

No. Brintellix is a new antidepressant which prevents the reupatake of Serotonin like the SSRIs however its exact mechanism of work is still unknown. It works on some receptors but the benefits is still unknown. Buspar is an ti -anxiety medication. Viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) is another newer SSRI. Buspar is often used to augment or boost an anti-depressant. Read more...