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Vilano 40mg Tablet

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Medical Description

Vilano tablet is commonly used for managing the symptoms of major depressive disorder in adults only. It is a prescription medication. Vilazodone is the active ingredient in Vilano tablets. It is a ty...
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ContainsVilazodone(40.0 Mg)
UsesAnxiety, Major depressive disorder, Panic disorder
Side effectsDelayed ejaculation, Vomiting, Confusion, Weight gain, Loss of appetite, Change in sexual desire, Sexual dysfunction
ClassificationANTI-DEPRESSANT
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Uses of Vilano 40 MG

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

Contraindications of Vilano 40 MG

  • If you have any allergic reaction to Vilazodone or any of the components of this medicine
  • If you are noticing sudden change in the mood or suicidal thoughts
  • If you use other anti-anxiety medicines or sedatives, they can interfere with Vilano 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
  • If you are diagnosed with bipolar disorder and have manic episodes
  • If you are diagnosed with angle-closure glaucoma (an eye condition that causes high fluid pressure inside the eye)
  • If you have severe liver disease

Side effects of Vilano 40 MG

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

Precautions and Warnings of Vilano 40 MG

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Vilano tablets during pregnancy?
A:
No. Vilano 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) or withdrawal effects in the newborn. It may be prescribed in an emergency condition but do not take Vilano tablets without consulting a doctor.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Vilano tablets while breastfeeding?
A:
No. Consult a doctor before taking Vilano tablets if you are a nursing mother. There is minimal data on the effects of Vilano tablets on breastfed babies. It is not known if this medicine may pass into breast milk and have unwanted effects on the baby.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have taken a Vilano tablet?
A:
No, Vilano tablets can cause adverse effects like drowsiness, diminished reflexes, lightheadedness, and blurred/double vision affecting your ability to drive or operate heavy machinery.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Vilano tablets?
A:
No. It's better if you avoid consuming alcohol with Vilano 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 Vilano 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 Vilano tablets and cause serious side effects
  • You use pain relievers or other medications that cause sedation or tranquilzer
  • 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 Vilano 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 Vilano 40 MG

How Does It Work?

The Vilano 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 c...
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Directions for Use of Vilano 40 MG

  • Take Vilano tablets precisely prescribed by the doctor (dose and duration)
  • Do not take more than the recommended dose of Vilano 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 Vilano tablets
  • Vilano tablets can be taken with or without food. In case of any stomach issues, take it after a meal

Interactions of Vilano 40 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Certain anti-anxiety and mood disorder medicines like linezolid, moclobemide, selegiline etc. combined with the Vilano tablet it can cause severe reactions. They inhibit serotonin metabolism and can r...
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  • Combining other antidepressant medicines similar to vilano tablets like fluoxetine, paroxetine etc. with Vilano Tablet can raise serotonin levels and lead to serotonin toxicity with life-threatening s...
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  • If you have bleeding issues or take blood thinners, use Vilano tablets with caution as this medicine may increase the risk of bleeding
  • It is contraindicated to use Vilano tablets along with antibiotics or linezolid 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 Vilano tablets. These medicines can increase the side effects of V...
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  • Antiepileptic medicines for seizure disorders can increase the side effects of Vilano tablets

Interactions with food items

  • Avoid grapefruit and its juice, as this fruit can worsen the side effects of Vilano tablets
  • Avoid coffee and caffeine products as well as 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 Vilano 40 MG

Store Vilano 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 Vilano 40 MG

Overdose

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

If you have missed a single dose of Vilano 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

WRITTEN BY
REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Varsha Parihar

MBBS, MD (Community Medicine)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: Can I use Vilano 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 Vilano 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 Vilano tablets to prevent life threatening symptoms of depression.

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

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

Q: Will I put on or lose weight if I use Vilano tablets every day?

A: Vilano tablets can cause changes in appetite. This medicine can result in weight gain in some people as it increases serotonin levels that affect weight. But it varies from person to person. Try to eat healthy food and exercise regularly to prevent weight changes.
Product Details
Brand
VILANO
Country of Origin
India
Expires on or After
30/03/2023

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