What is Brintellix® Vortioxetine Tablet?
Brintellix® Tablet is a medicine prescribed to treat depression in adults. It belongs to a group of antidepressants known as serotonin modulators and stimulators (SMS). This medication helps to improve mood and energy levels and reduce sadness and feelings of worthlessness in people with depression.
Brintellix® Tablet may be taken with or without food but it should be taken regularly at the same time each day. The dose and how often you need it will be decided by your doctor so that you get the right amount to control your symptoms. Your treatment may be continued for at least 6 months after your symptoms resolve. Follow your doctor’s instructions carefully while taking this medicine. It may take a few weeks before you start to feel better. Do not change the dose or stop taking the medicine, even if you feel well. Doing so may make your condition worse.
Some common side effects of this medicine include vomiting, nausea, and constipation. Consult your doctor if any of these side effects persist or worsen. Let your doctor know straight away if you develop any sudden worsening of mood or any thoughts about harming yourself or if your condition does not improve or if it worsens.
Before taking Brintellix® Tablet, you should tell your doctor if you have epilepsy (seizure disorder or fits), diabetes, liver or kidney disease, any heart problems, or are currently taking medicines for depression known as MAO inhibitors. These may affect your treatment. Please tell your doctor about all the medicines you are taking to make sure you are safe.
Brand name: Vortioxetine was previously trademarked as Brintellix in the United States, but the US FDA approved a name change to Trintellix in 2016. In Europe, Lundbeck has changed the name of Brintellix to Fonksera. The brand Vortioxetine can be called Brintellix, Trintellix, and Fonksera.
Benefits of Brintellix® Vortioxetine Tablet (Trintellix generic)
In Depression. Brintellix® Tablet works by increasing the level of a chemical called serotonin in the brain. This improves your mood, relieves anxiety, tension, and helps you sleep better. It has fewer side effects than older antidepressants. It usually takes 4-6 weeks for this medicine to work so you need to keep taking it even if you feel it is not working. Do not stop taking it, even if you feel better unless your doctor advises you to.