Viibryd and Suicide
If you or someone you love is taking an antidepressant such as Viibryd, it is very important that you know what to watch for. You should report any signs of suicidal behavior or actions to a healthcare provider immediately. Symptoms to report include:
- Thoughts about death or committing suicide
- Attempts to commit suicide
- Aggressive, angry, or violent behavior
- Impulsive behavior
- Worsening depression or new depression symptoms
- New or worse anxiety or panic attacks
- Agitation, restlessness, or irritability
- Problems sleeping
- Unusual increases in activity, talking, or speech
- Any other strange changes in mood or behavior.
Although suicidality can happen at any time, you may want to be particularly watchful for these symptoms within the first one or two months of treatment or whenever the dose is changed. In addition to the symptoms listed here, contact your healthcare provider if you notice any other behaviors that concern you.
Do not stop taking an antidepressant without first talking to your healthcare provider. Stopping an antidepressant suddenly may cause other potentially dangerous problems, including worsening depression.
Depression is a treatable illness. Talk to your healthcare provider about the risks and benefits of using Viibryd, especially in children, adolescents, and young adults. Your healthcare provider can discuss all the available treatment options with you and help you make the best decision for your (or your loved one's) depression treatment.