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

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Dr. Julie Abbott
Preventive Medicine
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In brief: 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:)

In brief: 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:)
Dr. Julie Abbott
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In brief: 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).

In brief: 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).
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