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Vilazine 40mg Tablet

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Vilazine 40 MG Description

Vilazine is a prescription medication. It is used in the management of depression. The active component of Vilazine is Vilazodone (40mg). Depression is a condition characterised by a pervasive low m

ood. Patients present with complaints like feeling low, decreased motivation, feelings of hopelessness and dread, and loss of interest in daily activities, which can be debilitating. Multiple brain pathways and chemical messengers are indicated in depression, chiefly serotonin, norepinephrine and dopamine. Antidepressant medications target these pathways and neurotransmitters to help relieve the symptoms of depression. The medication should be taken as recommended by the doctor. It should not be abruptly started or stopped, as it may cause withdrawal effects. Taking the tablet at the same time every day is advisable for maximum efficacy.


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ContainsVilazodone(40.0 Mg)
UsesManagement of Depression
Side effectsDiarrhoea, Nausea, Vomiting, Dry Mouth, Dizziness, Insomnia
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Uses of Vilazine 40 MG

  • Management of Major Depressive Disorder

Contraindications of Vilazine 40 MG

  • It is contraindicated in patients with Vilazodone hypersensitivity or known allergies to any components in this medication.
  • Vilazodone should not be used to treat children and adolescents < 18 years of age.
  • It can cause suicidal ideation and behaviour in children, adolescents, and young adults <24 years.
  • This medication should not be used in patients with a history of psychiatric conditions such as mania, bipolar disorder, or family history of mania.
  • It should be used with caution in patients with a known history of seizures (fits).

Side effects of Vilazine 40 MG

  • Diarrhoea
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Insomnia (sleeplessness)
  • Dizziness
  • Dry Mouth
  • This medication can also cause decreased sodium levels (hyponatremia). This can result in headache, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, irritability, cramps, and convulsions.

Precautions and Warnings of Vilazine 40 MG



Can I take Vilazine during pregnancy?
Vilazine is not recommended for use during pregnancy. It is a Category C medication meaning that studies have shown that it can negatively affect the growing foetus. Discuss with your treating physician for more information. Inform your doctor regarding your pregnancy or intention to conceive.

Breast Feeding

Can I take Vilazine while breastfeeding?
Vilazine is considered unsafe during breastfeeding as it can be excreted into breast milk.


Can I drive if I have taken Vilazine?
This medication can cause side effects such as drowsiness and dizziness. Hence driving and use of heavy machinery are not recommended.


Can I consume alcohol with Vilazine?
Do not use this medication in combination with alcohol or other CNS depressants as it will potentiate side effects

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • If you are on any other medications. This tablet interacts with many other medications that use the same metabolic enzymes.
  • If you experience any mood changes or suicidal ideation.

Mode of Action of Vilazine 40 MG

How Does It Work?

Vilazodone is a newer antidepressant that belongs to the call of medicines called SPARI (Serotonin Partial Agonist-Reuptake Inhibitor). It works by acting on brain pathways that involve the chemical m...
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Directions for Use of Vilazine 40 MG

  • This medication should be taken as prescribed by the treating physician.
  • It is recommended to take this medication on a regular schedule, i.e., at the same time every day, for optimal pharmacological effects of this medication.
  • This medication is recommended to be taken with food.
  • Swallow this medication as a whole. Do not crush, chew or break this tablet.
  • It is recommended to finish the entire course of this medication as prescribed by your treating doctor.
  • Abrupt stoppage of the drug can cause withdrawal side effects. Consult your doctor before stopping this medication.
  • Driving/ use of heavy machinery is not advised while using this medication.
  • If you worsen your symptoms such as persistent low mood, increased anxieties, worsening of obsessive behaviour, suicidal ideation, consult your doctor immediately.

Interactions of Vilazine 40 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • This drug should not be used concomitantly or within two weeks of use of Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) like Selegiline, Rasagiline etc., as it may cause serotonin syndrome, which is potentially...
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  • This medicine with thioridazine, pimozide, or monoamine oxidase inhibitors, including linezolid or methylene blue, is also contraindicated.
  • Patients who are taking other medications that increase serotonin levels should receive education regarding the risks. These include tramadol, linezolid, sumatriptan, buspirone, etc.
  • It should not be mixed with medications that cause the arrest of bleeding, such as aspirin, NSAIDs, heparin, warfarin, and other anticoagulants or other medicines that cause decreased platelet activit...
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  • Inform your doctor regarding your current medications at the time of prescription of Vilazine.

Storage and disposal of Vilazine 40 MG

Store in a cool and dry place away from direct light and moisture. Do not use the medicine after the date of expiration. Keep the tablets away from children and pets. Do not flush the medication down ...
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Dosage of Vilazine 40 MG


Symptoms of Vilazodone overdose can include serotonin syndrome, lethargy, restlessness, hallucinations, and disorientation. In case of a suspected overdose, rush the patient to a tertiary care centre ...
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Missed a Dose

If you miss a dose of this tablet, it is advised to take it as soon as possible. If the duration missed is too long, and it is almost time for the next dose, it is recommended to skip the missed dose ...
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: I have been using this medicine for a while and feel better. Can I stop taking it?

A: This medication should be used for the recommended period for maximum efficacy per your treating physician. Antidepressants are usually required for 6-9 months to resolve symptoms and decrease recurrence chance completely. Talk to your doctor for more information. Abrupt stoppage can result in withdrawal side effects.

Q: I have been using this medicine for a few days but feel no change. What should I do?

A: Consult your doctor for more information. This medication may require a short period of continued use for optimum efficacy. Your doctor will be able to titrate the dose for you. If you do not feel any changes on continuous use, inform your doctor immediately.

Q: I am having some difficulty falling asleep since using this tablet. Is this normal?

A: Talk to your doctor about any side effects you may be experiencing. Vilazodone is known to cause insomnia. Your doctor will be able to provide you with more information.
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