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Brintellix

Generic Name: vortioxetine (VOR tye OX e teen)
Brand Names: Brintellix

No. of Pills - 30 Pills

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What is Brintellix?

Brintellix (vortioxetine) is an antidepressant in a group of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Vortioxetine affects chemicals in the brain that may become unbalanced.

Brintellix is used to treat major depressive disorder in adults.

Brintellix may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

Important information

You should not use Brintellix if you are being treated with linezolid or methylene blue injection.

Do not use an MAO inhibitor within 14 days before you take Brintellix. A dangerous drug interaction could occur. MAO inhibitors include isocarboxazid, phenelzine, rasagiline, selegiline, tranylcypromine, and others. After you stop taking this medicine you must wait at least 21 days before you start taking an MAO inhibitor.

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Some young people have thoughts about suicide when first taking an antidepressant. Your doctor will need to check your progress at regular visits while you are using Brintellix. Your family or other caregivers should also be alert to changes in your mood or symptoms.

Report any new or worsening symptoms to your doctor, such as: mood or behavior changes, anxiety, panic attacks, trouble sleeping, or if you feel impulsive, irritable, agitated, hostile, aggressive, restless, hyperactive (mentally or physically), more depressed, or have thoughts about suicide or hurting yourself.

Do not give Brintellix to anyone younger than 18 years old without the advice of a doctor. Vortioxetine is not approved for use in children.

Before taking this medicine

You should not use Brintellix if you are allergic to vortioxetine, or if you are being treated with linezolid or methylene blue injection.

Do not use an MAO inhibitor within 14 days before you take Brintellix. A dangerous drug interaction could occur. MAO inhibitors include isocarboxazid, phenelzine, rasagiline, selegiline, tranylcypromine, and others. After you stop taking this medicine you must wait at least 21 days before you start taking an MAO inhibitor.

Do not give Brintellix to anyone younger than 18 years old without the advice of a doctor. Vortioxetine is not approved for use in children.

To make sure Brintellix is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have:

  • bipolar disorder (manic depression), or a history of drug abuse or suicidal thoughts;

  • liver disease;

  • narrow-angle glaucoma;

  • seizures or epilepsy;

  • bleeding or blood clotting disorder;

  • low levels of sodium in your blood;

  • if you take aspirin or a blood thinner (warfarin, Coumadin, Jantoven); or

  • if you use a "triptan" migraine headache medicine.

Some young people have thoughts about suicide when first taking an antidepressant. Your doctor will need to check your progress at regular visits while you are using Brintellix. Your family or other caregivers should also be alert to changes in your mood or symptoms.

FDA pregnancy category C. Taking an SSRI antidepressant during pregnancy may cause heart defects, serious lung problems, or other complications in the baby. However, you may have withdrawal symptoms or a relapse of depression if you stop taking your antidepressant. Tell your doctor right away if you become pregnant while taking Brintellix. Do not start or stop taking this medicine during pregnancy without your doctor's advice.

See also: Pregnancy and breastfeeding warnings (in more detail)

It is not known whether vortioxetine passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. You should not breast-feed while using this medicine.

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Brintellix

Generic Name: vortioxetine (VOR tye OX e teen)
Brand Names: Brintellix

No. of Pills - 30 Pills

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