GENERIC NAME: vortioxetine
BRAND NAME: Trintellix (formerly known as Brintellix)
GENERIC AVAILABLE: No
USES: Vortioxetine is used for the treatment of a certain type of depression known as major depressive disorder (MDD).
SIDE EFFECTS: The most common side effects of vortioxetine treatment are:
As with other antidepressants, vortioxetine may increase the risk of suicidal thoughts or actions in children, teenagers, or young adults within the first few months of treatment.
Other rare but serious side effects are:
- Serotonin syndrome
- Abnormal bleeding or bruising
- Withdrawal symptoms if discontinued too quickly
- Manic episodes
- Hives (angioedema
- Eye problems or vision changes
- Low levels of salt or sodium (hyponatremia) in blood
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