Vilazodone Alcohol Interaction



Vilazodone Alcohol

Vilazodone is the generic name given to a family of drugs known as antidepressants and are in particular selective reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) and work by affecting chemicals in the brain which may become unbalanced and is used to treat major depressive disorders.

It is suggested no alcohol not even moderate drinking only while using this drug as the drug’s effectiveness may be decreased and the side effects may be increased.

At this time the medical community defines moderate consumption of alcohol as no more than two drinks per day and no more than 14 drinks per week. If anything more than that it is considered an unhealthy dependency on alcohol that may have adverse social, family and health consequences.

If a person drinks only once or twice a week but drinks on the same days each week and more than two drinks this is considered as an alcohol dependency.

If a person binge drinks at any time during the week this is also considered as alcoholism.

Some consider alcoholism as a disease while others consider it an addiction which is the result of personal choice and character fault. This school of thought blames the alcoholism on life style choices.

Personally I consider alcoholism a genetic tendency as I have seen families of alcoholics even when they live far apart. These unfortunate people are probably dependent on alcohol from the first drink.

When alcohol interacts with prescription or over the counter drugs it usually results in negative health effects most especially liver damage as the main organ affected.

Before using this drug advise your doctor if you are allergic to any other drug or substance, if you are using dietary or herbal supplements, are pregnant, plan to be or are breastfeeding, have a history of kidney or liver disease, bleeding or blood clotting disorder, seizures, epilepsy, low levels of sodium in your blood, bipolar disorder (manic depressive) a history of drug abuse or suicidal thoughts,

Side Effects

Less serious side effects are diarrhea, mild nausea or insomnia.. If these occur call your physician for advice.

Serious side effects are severe allergic reactions such as hives difficult breathing, tight chest, swelling of the mouth, face, lips or tongue, seizures, easy bruising, bleeding from nose, mouth, vagina, rectum, blood in urine or stools, red pin spots under the skin, agitation, hallucinations, fever, fast heart rate, overactive reflexes, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of coordination, fainting, very stiff rigid muscles, high fever, sweating, confusion, fast uneven heartbeats, tremors feeling faint, risk taking behaviour, decrease in inhibitions, extremely happy or sad, extreme thirst with headache, nausea, vomiting, weak, poor concentration, memory problems, confusion, fainting, seizure, shallow breathing or stops in breathing.If these occur get emergency medical help.

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This site serves as an information source only and does not dispense medical advice or any other kind of advice. If you are seeking medical advice you are advised to consult your own physician.

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