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Vilazine 20mg Tablet

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Vilazodone(20.0 Mg)
Therapeutic classification
ANTI-DEPRESSANT

Medical Description

Vilazine 20mg tablet is a prescription medicine used to treat Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) or clinical depression in adults. The active ingredient in Vilazine 20mg tablets is Vilazodone, which belo...
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Uses of Vilazine 20 MG

  • As per CDSCO, Vilazine 20mg tablets are used to treat clinical depression/major depressive disorder in adults.

Contraindications of Vilazine 20 MG

  • Do not take Vilazine 20mg tablets or use caution:
  • If you have an allergic reaction to Vilazine 20mg tablets
  • If you use other anti-anxiety medicines or sedatives; they can interfere with Vilazine 20mg tablets and cause adverse reactions
  • If you have uncontrolled angle-closure glaucoma (an eye condition causing high fluid pressure inside the eye)
  • If you have severe liver disease/liver failure
  • If you are on treatment (or have taken in the last 14 days) with monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) like linezolid or intravenous methylene blue; this can result in serotonin syndrome

Side effects of Vilazine 20 MG

  • Dry mouth
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhoea
  • Tiredness
  • Strange dreams
  • Headache
  • Difficulty urinating
  • Blurred vision
  • Burning sensations or tingling in the hands or feet
  • Excessive perspiration
  • Changes in sexual desire
  • Delayed ejaculation
  • Changes in appetite or weight
  • Disorientation
  • Change in gait or unsteadiness while walking

Precautions and Warnings of Vilazine 20 MG

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Vilazine 20mg tablets during pregnancy?
A:
Vilazine 20mg 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 last trimester of pregnancy. Exposure in late pregnancy may cause pulmonary hypertension (increased blood pressure in the lungs) or withdrawal effects in the newborn. Your doctor will weigh the benefit-risk ratio before prescribing Vilazine 20mg tablets.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Vilazine 20mg tablets while breastfeeding?
A:
Vilazine 20mg tablets are generally not advised while breastfeeding. Limited data suggest that a small amount of this medicine may pass into breast milk and harm the baby. Data from animal studies show a definite risk to the foetus with decreased birth weight and delayed maturation.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have taken Vilazine 20mg tablets?
A:
Vilazine 20mg tablets may moderately impair alertness and concentration, drowsiness, dizziness, slow reflexes, and blurred or double vision, especially at the beginning of treatment. Avoid driving while taking Vilazine 20mg tablets.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Vilazine 20mg tablets?
A:
Do not consume alcohol when you are on treatment with Vilazine 20mg tablets. Alcohol can interfere with Vilazine 20mg tablets and cause exaggerated side effects like excessive drowsiness, blurred vision, restlessness, irregular heartbeat, low blood pressure, and heart blockage.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have liver-related issues.
  • You have kidney-related issues.
  • You develop an irregular heartbeat after starting treatment with Vilazine 20mg tablets.
  • You recently had a heart attack or stroke.
  • You develop chest pain after starting treatment with Vilazine 20mg tablets.
  • You develop low blood sodium levels.
  • You have lung failure or have been diagnosed with respiratory or lung disease.
  • You have planned surgery or a dental procedure.
  • You need to take medication that might interact with Vilazine 20mg tablets.
  • You are an older adult over 65. The effects of this medicine are exaggerated in this age group.
  • You develop abnormal limb movements after starting Vilazine 20mg tablets.
  • You experience changes in sexual desires after taking Vilazine 20mg tablets.
  • You are on treatment with a blood thinner or have an episode of blood vomiting.

Mode of Action of Vilazine 20 MG

How Does It Work?

Vilazine 20mg tablets contain Vilazodone, which belongs to a class of medicines called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI). It exerts its action by maintaining the levels of a neurotransmit...
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Directions for Use of Vilazine 20 MG

  • Take Vilazine 20mg tablets exactly as advised by your doctor.
  • Do not exceed the dosage, even if you cannot notice the effects of this medicine.
  • Take Vilazine 20mg tablets as a whole with a glass of water; do not break or chew this tablet.
  • Take this medicine with food because an empty stomach may result in low blood levels and impaired Vilazine 20mg tablet effectiveness.
  • Do not take Vilazine 20mg tablets with other medications without informing your doctor.
  • Do not abruptly stop taking Trikonol Plus tablets; this can result in adverse effects from withdrawal.
  • Do not consume this medicine if its packaging is broken.

Interactions of Vilazine 20 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Concomitant use of monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) like selegiline and linezolid increases the risk of Serotonin Syndrome, which can be life-threatening.
  • Blood thinners/antiplatelet agents (aspirin) and anticoagulants (warfarin) increase the risk of bleeding.
  • Strong CYP3A4 enzyme inhibitors like antifungal medicines (itraconazole and voriconazole) and antibiotics (clarithromycin) increase the blood levels of Vilazine 20mg tablets leading to an increased ri...
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  • Strong CYP3A4 enzyme inducers like anti-epileptic medication (carbamazepine and phenytoin) and anti-tuberculosis medication (rifampin) decrease the blood levels of Vilazine 20mg tablets leading to low...
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  • Medication used to treat heart failure (digoxin) increases digoxin blood levels leading to fatal arrhythmias (changes in heart rhythm).
  • Medicines that cause drowsiness like allergy medication (cetirizine), cold and cough medicine (codeine), opiates (tramadol), or narcotic pain relievers (fentanyl) with Vilazine 20mg tablets can increa...
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Interactions with food items

  • Avoid grapefruit and its juice and other citrus fruits while on treatment with Vilazine 20mg tablets, as it can increase the potency of Vilazine 20mg tablets and worsen its side effects.

Storage and disposal of Vilazine 20 MG

Store Vilazine 20mg tablets in a cool and dry place, away from direct sunlight and humidity. Keep away from the reach of children and pets. Dispose of the unused medicine carefully. Do not consume Tri...
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Dosage of Vilazine 20 MG

Overdose

Vilazine 20mg tablet overdose may cause weakness, headache, difficulty urinating, blurred vision, burning sensations or tingling in the hands or feet, excessive perspiration, disorientation, unsteadin...
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Missed a Dose

If you have missed a Vilazine 20mg tablet dose, try to take the missed dose immediately. But if it is already time to take the next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next one. Do not take both d...
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY
doctor

Dr. Vijay Y

MBBS, MD in Clinical Pharmacology

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Varsha Parihar

MBBS, MD (Community Medicine)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: I have liver disease. Should I take Vilazine 20mg tablets?

A: People with liver disease should exercise caution if using Vilazine 20mg tablets. The doctor will decide on dosage adjustments. Regular monitoring of liver function tests (LFT) is generally recommended.

Q: Can Vilazine 20mg tablets be prescribed to a child with depression?

A: Vilazine 20mg tablets are not recommended for children and adolescents under 18. The effectiveness and safety of this medicine are not proven for this age group. If your child is showing symptoms of depression, consult a doctor immediately for appropriate treatment.

Q: I have diabetes. Can I take Vilazine 20mg tablets?

A: Consult your doctor before taking Vilazine 20mg tablets if you have diabetes, as it might fluctuate blood glucose levels. Regular monitoring of blood sugar levels is advised. Talk to your doctor if you experience fluctuations in blood sugar levels after starting treatment.
Product Details
Brand
VILAZINE
Country of Origin
India
Expires on or After
14/08/2022

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ContainsVilazodone(20.0 Mg)
UsesMajor Depressive Disorder (MDD) in adults
Side effectsDry Mouth, Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhoea, Tiredness, Weakness, Strange Dreams, Headache, Difficulty Urinating, Blurred Vision, Burning Sensations or Tingling in the Hands or Feet, Excessive Perspiration, Changes in Sex Desire, Delayed Ejaculation, Changes in Appetite or Weight, Disorientation, Unsteadiness
Last Updated on: 01 Apr 2022 | 10:25 AM (IST)
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