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Vilamid 20mg Tablet

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Vilamid 20 MG Description

Vilamid tablet is a prescription medication mainly used to manage the symptoms of major depressive disorder (MDD). Vilazodone is the active ingredient in Vilamid tablets. It is a type of antidepressa

nt medicine. This medication is approved for use only in adults over 18. Its safety level is not established in children and adolescents. The mode of action of Vilamid tablets is by increasing certain chemical substances in the brain and reducing the excess activity of the nerve cells, elevating the mood, increasing energy, reducing nervousness, etc. It produces a calming effect and sedation. Nausea, confusion, sleepiness, etc., are some of the side effects of Vilamid tablets. Try to follow the precise dosage of Vilamid tablets as advised by your doctor. Even though it does not result in physical dependency, this medicine can cause psychological dependency if taken for a long time. Vilamid tablets can cause suicidal thoughts in young adults from age 18 to 25, so they must be carefully monitored. It is vital to inform the doctor of the user’s medical history and any medications that are currently taken or to be taken.


Product Summary

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ContainsVilazodone(20.0 Mg)
UsesAnxiety, Major depressive disorder, Panic disorder
Side effectsDelayed ejaculation, Memory problems, Confusion, Drowsiness, Weight gain, Loss of appetite, Change in sexual desire
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Uses of Vilamid 20 MG

  • As per CDSCO, Vilamid tablet is used for the following:
  • In managing symptoms of major depressive disorder (persistent feeling of sadness, loneliness, and loss of interest in life) in adults

Contraindications of Vilamid 20 MG

  • If you have any allergic reaction to Vilazodone or any of the components of this medicine
  • If you are noticing a sudden change in the mood or suicidal thoughts
  • If you use other anti-anxiety medicines or sedatives, they can interfere with Vilamid tablets and cause adverse reactions
  • If you have a known history of alcohol or recreational drug addiction or a mental health disorder
  • If you have a seizure disorder and are currently on antiepileptic (anti-seizure) medication
  • If you were diagnosed with bipolar disorder and had manic episodes
  • If you have severe liver disease
  • If you are diagnosed with angle-closure glaucoma (an eye condition that causes high fluid pressure inside the eye)

Side effects of Vilamid 20 MG

  • Confusion
  • Sleepiness
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhoea
  • Constipation
  • Changes in sexual drive

Precautions and Warnings of Vilamid 20 MG



Can I take Vilamid tablets during pregnancy?
No. Vilamid tablets are not safe to use during pregnancy. A few studies have shown a definite risk to the foetus, especially if the medicine is used in the third trimester. It may cause pulmonary hypertension (increased blood pressure in the lungs) and withdrawal effects in the newborn. Doctors sometimes prescribe it in emergencies but do not self medicate with Vilamid tablets.

Breast Feeding

Can I take Vilamid tablets while breastfeeding?
No. Consult a doctor before taking Vilamid tablets if you are a nursing mother. There is minimal data on the effects of Vilamid tablets on breastfed babies. It is unknown if Vilamid medicine may pass into breast milk and have unwanted effects on the baby


Can I drive if I have taken a Vilamid tablet?
No, do not drive after taking Vilamid tablets. They can cause adverse effects like drowsiness, diminished reflexes, lightheadedness, and blurred/double vision affecting your ability to drive or operate heavy machinery


Can I consume alcohol with Vilamid tablets?
No. It's better if you avoid consuming alcohol with Vilamid tablets. Alcohol can interfere with the effectiveness of this medicine and cause unwanted side effects like drowsiness, vomiting, etc.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You experience changes in your sexual desires after taking Vilamid tablets
  • You have low sodium levels in the blood
  • You use any Ayurvedic and herbal medicines (St John’s Wort) or take vitamins and supplements; these can interact with Vilamid tablets and cause serious side effects
  • You are an older adult over 65. The effects of this medicine are exaggerated in older persons and must be used with caution
  • You are planning to have surgery or a dental procedure
  • You recently had a heart attack or stroke
  • You have high blood pressure
  • You have been diagnosed with respiratory or lung disease
  • You have kidney disorders. While Vilamid Tablet can be safe, consult a doctor as side effects of this medicine increase in end-stage kidney failure
  • You are a child or adolescent under 18

Mode of Action of Vilamid 20 MG

How Does It Work?

Vilamid tablet contains Vilazodone as its main ingredient. It is a type of antidepressant medication. This ingredient increases serotonin levels in the brain by blocking its reuptake by the nerve cell...
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Directions for Use of Vilamid 20 MG

  • Take Vilamid tablets precisely in the dose and duration prescribed by the doctor
  • Try not to take more than the advised dose of Vilamid tablet, even if you cannot notice its effects
  • Try to swallow the whole tablet with a glass of water. Do not break or chew it
  • Do not take the tablets with other medications without informing your doctor
  • Do not use these tablets if their packaging is damaged
  • Do not suddenly stop using Vilamid tablets
  • Vilamid tablets can be taken with or without food. In case of any stomach issues, take it after a meal

Interactions of Vilamid 20 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Antiepileptic medicines for seizure disorders can increase the side effects of Vilamid tablets
  • Certain anti-anxiety and mood disorder medicines like (linezolid, moclobemide, selegiline, etc.) combined with the Vilamid tablet can cause severe reactions. They inhibit serotonin metabolism and can ...
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  • If you have bleeding issues or take blood thinners, use Vilamid tablets with caution as this medicine may increase the risk of bleeding
  • Combining other antidepressant medicines similar to Vilamid tablets like fluoxetine, paroxetine etc. with Vilamid Tablet can raise serotonin levels and lead to serotonin toxicity with life-threatening...
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  • It is contraindicated to use Vilamid tablets along with antibiotics or intravenous methylene blue
  • Do not take other medicines that cause drowsiness, such as allergy, cold and cough medicine, opiates, or narcotic pain relievers with Vilamid tablets. These medicines can increase the side effects of ...
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Interactions with food items

  • Avoid grapefruit and its juice, as this fruit can worsen the side effects of Vilamid tablets.
  • Avoid coffee and caffeine products, chocolates and desserts; these foods can increase serotonin levels and cause serotonin toxicity. High levels of serotonin can cause severe side effects.

Storage and disposal of Vilamid 20 MG

Store Vilamid tablets in a dry place at room temperature, away from heat and humidity. Keep these tablets away from the reach of children and pets. Disposal - Carefully dispose of this medication...
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Dosage of Vilamid 20 MG


Overdose with Vilamid tablets can cause symptoms such as dizziness, shakiness, sudden muscle movements, agitation, convulsion, nausea, vomiting, sodium or potassium electrolyte imbalance, sleep distur...
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Missed a Dose

If you have missed a single dose of Vilamid tablet, try to take it as soon as you remember. If you recall the missed dose when it is almost time for the next one, skip the missed one and continue with...
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Content Details


Dr. Vijay Y

MBBS, MD in Clinical Pharmacology

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: Will I see any changes in my appetite after using Vilamid tablets every day?

A: Vilamid tablets can cause changes in appetite. This medicine can result in weight gain in some people, increasing serotonin levels that affect weight. But it varies from one person to another. Try to eat healthy food and exercise regularly to prevent weight changes.

Q: Can we give Vilamid tablets to a child with depression?

A: Vilamid tablets are not recommended for children and adolescents. The effectiveness and safety are not proven in their age bracket. Right now, they are approved only for adults with depression. If your children are showing symptoms of depression, consult a doctor immediately for appropriate treatment.

Q: Can I use Vilamid tablets if I used to get treatment for bipolar disorder?

A: Inform your doctor about it first before taking these tablets. Generally, it is not advisable to take Vilamid tablets if you are diagnosed and treated for a serious mood disorder like Bipolar disorder, especially if you have manic episodes. But in some rare cases, you doctors may advise Vilamid tablets to prevent life-threatening symptoms of depression.
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