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Serious Side Effects

Some Viibryd side effects are potentially serious and should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
 
  • Suicidal thoughts or behavior, including thoughts of hurting yourself (see Viibryd and Suicide)
  • Signs of low blood sodium (hyponatremia), such as:
     
    • Confusion
    • Problems concentrating or memory problems
    • Headache
    • Unsteadiness or falling
    • Fainting
 
  • Symptoms of mania, which may include:
     
    • Extreme feelings of happiness or elation
    • Much more energy than usual
    • Extreme difficulty sleeping
    • Racing thoughts or ideas
    • Talking very quickly or more than usual
    • An exaggerated sense of self-worth
 
  • Signs of serotonin syndrome (a rare but dangerous problem associated with medications that affect serotonin), such as:
     
    • Confusion or other mental changes
    • A rapid heart rate
    • Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
    • Hallucinations
    • High or low blood pressure
    • Muscle stiffness
    • Fever, sweating, or shivering
    • Incoordination
    • Twitching muscles
    • Shakiness
    • Agitation
    • Seizures
    • Coma
 
  • Seizures
  • Any unusual bleeding or bruising
  • Signs of a stomach bleed, including:
     
    • Weakness
    • Shortness of breath
    • Stomach pains
    • Black, tarry stools
    • Bloody vomit or vomit that looks like coffee grounds
 
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, such as:
     
    • An unexplained rash
    • Hives
    • Itching
    • Swelling of the mouth or throat
    • Wheezing
    • Difficulty breathing.
 
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