If you are starting depression treatment with Viibryd, it is recommended to begin at a lower dosage (usually 10 mg) each day for the first seven days of treatment. After that, your healthcare provider may gradually increase this amount up to the standard recommended dose of 40 mg once a day. Regardless of the amount you use, make sure to take Viibryd with food.
The dose of Viibryd™ (vilazodone) your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
- How you respond to this medication
- Other medications you are taking.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
The usual dose of Viibryd for treating major depression is 40 mg once daily. It is recommended that people start Viibryd at 10 mg once daily for the first seven days. The dose may then be increased to 20 mg once daily for seven additional days, and then to 40 mg once daily.
Your healthcare provider will monitor your symptoms and determine how long you should continue treatment with Viibryd. Most people will need it for several months (or longer) to treat an episode of depression. If there is a high risk that your depression will return, your healthcare provider may recommend long-term maintenance treatment.
The goal of maintenance treatment is to prevent depression from recurring. Some people may need maintenance treatment for several years, or even their entire lives. The Viibryd dosage your healthcare provider recommends for maintenance treatment may be different from the amount you took to treat your depression episode.