What is Vilano 40?
Vilano 40, containing Vilazodone as its active ingredient, is a novel antidepressant classified as a serotonin partial agonist reuptake inhibitor (SPARI). It’s primarily prescribed for the treatment of major depressive disorder (MDD). Vilazodone works by enhancing serotonin levels in the brain, which helps to improve mood and reduce symptoms of depression.
Common side effects of Vilano 40 include diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, dry mouth, dizziness, insomnia, and decreased libido. Some individuals may experience more severe side effects like hallucinations, serotonin syndrome, severe allergic reactions, or changes in mood or behavior.
Vilano 40 should not be used in conjunction with MAO inhibitors or within 14 days of stopping such medications. It’s important to monitor patients for worsening depression or emergence of suicidal thoughts, especially when starting treatment or adjusting the dose.
Innan du tar detta läkemedel
Patients should inform their healthcare provider about any history of bipolar disorder, seizures, kidney or liver disease, bleeding disorders, or a history of suicidal thoughts or actions.
Hur ska jag ta detta läkemedel?
Vilano 40 should be taken exactly as prescribed, typically once daily with food. The medication needs to be taken consistently at the same time each day to maintain an even level in the bloodstream.
The usual starting dose is lower and gradually increased to the standard dose of 40 mg daily to minimize the risk of side effects.
Vad händer om jag missar en dos?
If a dose is missed, it should be taken as soon as remembered. However, if it’s almost time for the next dose, the missed dose should be skipped, and the regular dosing schedule resumed. Do not double doses.
Vad händer om jag överdoserar?
An overdose of Vilano 40 can lead to severe symptoms such as extreme drowsiness, vomiting, rapid heart rate, confusion, and possibly seizures. Immediate medical attention is required in such cases.
Vad bör jag undvika när jag tar det?
Alcohol should be avoided as it can enhance certain side effects of Vilano 40. Patients should also be cautious when engaging in activities that require alertness or clear vision until they know how the medication affects them.
Vilano 40 can interact with other antidepressants, particularly those that affect serotonin levels, as well as certain migraine medications, blood thinners, and anti-inflammatory drugs.