Can viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) treat anxiety along with depression like zoloft?

Viibryd. Even though I don't see anxiety or generalized anxiety disorder as an FDA indication for this medication, it has been found to be helpful in treating patient with these conditions.

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Tried Zoloft and Viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) with some success. What would you recommend to treat generalized anxiety disorder? Found any particular SSRI/SNRI better?

Individual. This is largely a question of the specific medicine for you: there really isn't at generally better medicine. YOu need to consult your prescriber. Read more...
Therapy? Have you yet tried any form of psychotherapy? Typically, the optimal combination of things to treat emotional issues such as anxiety or depression is medication (which, on your best day, is supposed to take the edge off symptoms) but the real gruntwork takes place in psychotherapist's consulting room. Read more...

Recently put on Viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) for chest pain/ S.O.B. possibly due to anxiety. Most of what I've read is about its use for depression. Any experience with it?

SSRIs and anxiety. You are correct that this medication is often cited in the treatment of depression. It is part of a group of medications called SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors), often referred to as antidepressants. These medications are typically effective in treating anxiety, which from your brief statement may have been why it was prescribed. Clinical study outcomes for anxiety are under way. Read more...

Has anyone had any luck with their patients on viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) for anxiety/depression -I am considering it if insurance will cover it?

Yes, a lot. It is one of the newer SSRIs in the market and has been very effective for depression with anxiety. If your insurance does not cover it and it is helpful, you could get a prior authorization. The company that makes Viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) also has a month trial offer for free , so you could try it before you get your insurance to pay for it. Read more...

How well does Viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) seem to work for anxiety and depression? I've read really mixed feelings on it.

Yes. Viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressant like prozac, paxil, celexa, lexapro, and zoloft. The entire class of medications is effective against both depression as well as anxiety. Of note, it takes 2-3 weeks for a partial effect, 4-6 weeks for a full effect, so you may not feel better or even feel worse for 1-2 weeks before the medication kicks in. Read more...

Was on wellbutril XL for yrs and switched to viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride). Felt great depression/anxiety wise but noticed rapid weight gain; same with lexapro. Options?

Your choice. Wellbutrin does not have weight gain associated but works differently than viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride). If the viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) is working well for you, then try to fight the weight gain with regular exercise and reduction of your portion sizes. Read more...
Different mechanisms. Viibrid is the newest member of a class of drugs affecting mainly the serotonin neurotransmitters in the brain. It is less likely to cause weight gain than other medicines in its class (i.e. Lexapro). Since it was effective on the depressive symptoms perhaps your md could add back the wellbutrin (bupropion). Also healthy eating and exercise should also be included in your treatment. Read more...