How does medication Brintellix work, and how is it used?
Brintellix 10 mg is an antidepressant medication that contains the active ingredient Vortioxetine.
Does Brintellix work for anxiety?
Brintellix medication affects serotonin receptors in the brain. The active ingredient blocks the activity of some receptors and stimulates the activity of others. Vortioxetine (generic name) also blocks the action of the serotonin transporter, thereby increasing serotonin activity. It relieves symptoms of anxiety and restlessness.
The use of Brintellix medication for depression?
Symptoms of depression often include deep sadness, loss of interest in favorite activities, sleep disturbances, lethargy, anxiety and restlessness, and weight changes.
The drug is prescribed to adult patients with major depressive disorders, such as mood disorders. Frequent mood swings significantly reduce the quality of daily life.
How to take Brintellix 10 mg?
Brintellix 10 mg tablets can only be taken with a prescription. You can send a prescription from your doctor to our mail. The usual dose is 10 mg once a day. Patients aged 65 years and older should start with 5 mg per day. The duration of treatment with the drug is 6 months until the symptoms of the disease disappear.
Best time of day to take Brintellix
The drug can be taken regardless of meals. It is recommended to take it at the same time.
Brintellix: side effects
The most common side effects after taking this drug:
If you experience more severe side effects, be sure to see your doctor.
Does the drug cause itching?
Among the side effects of the drug on the skin and subcutaneous tissue, the most common is itching, including generalized itching.
Does Brintellix cause weight gain?
Some patients who have taken Brintellix have gained weight while taking the drug, but it has not yet been proven that the change in weight is related specifically to taking the drug.
Does Brintellix make you sleepy?
No increase in the incidence of insomnia or drowsiness was found during the study of the drug when compared to placebos.
Brintellix 10 mg: Drug Interaction
This substance may cause anticonvulsant effects. Administration of concomitant use with antidepressants (SSRIs, tricyclic antidepressants, and SSRIs), neuroleptics (Thioxanthenes, Phenothiazines, Butyrophenones), Mefloquine, Bupropion, Tramadol, are especially careful.
In studies of drug and alcohol interactions, no apparent changes in the effects of Vortioxetine have been found. The medical community does not recommend the use of alcohol during treatment with drugs containing Vortioxetine.
Aspirin can be prescribed at the same time as Brintellix 10 mg tablets to prevent heart attack. No changes in the effect of the drugs were found when used concomitantly.
When several drugs with serotonergic effects are used (e.g., Tramadol, Sumatriptan, and others), serotonin syndrome may develop.
Using Brintellix in combination with herbal remedies that contain St. John's wort can lead to more frequent side effects, including serotonin syndrome.
Brintellix generic costs depend on various factors: availability of insurance, pharmacy location, and taxes. If you have health insurance that covers your medications, the cost may change. In general, our Mexican pharmacy offers affordable prices.