FAQs

Will depression go away on its own?

Depression is different than just being sad. You can’t simply “snap out of it,” and if left untreated, it can last for months or years. In order to feel better, you need treatment so your doctor may prescribe VIIBRYD. Learn more >

What causes depression?

It is widely believed that depression results from a combination of genetic, biochemical, environmental, and psychological factors. If left untreated, it can last for years. Learn more >
VIIBRYD comes in 10 mg, 20 mg, and 40 mg pills. Most patients start with one 10 mg dose daily for 7 days. Your dose will then increase to 20 mg daily in the second week, and 40 mg daily in the third week and onward.

How should I take VIIBRYD?
  • Take VIIBRYD with food and exactly as your doctor has instructed. VIIBRYD may not work as effectively on an empty stomach.
  • Taking VIIBRYD at the same time every day will make it easier to remember.
  • If you miss a dose, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your next dose at the regular time. Do not take 2 doses of VIIBRYD at the same time.
  • Even if you start feeling better, it may take several weeks to feel the effect of VIIBRYD. Continue taking VIIBRYD according to your doctor's instructions.
  • Talk to your doctor before you stop taking VIIBRYD. Stopping suddenly may cause serious symptoms, including anxiety, irritability, high or low mood, feeling restless or sleepy, headache, sweating, nausea, dizziness, tremor, electric shock-like sensations, and confusion.
For additional information about VIIBRYD, call the Forest Medical Information and Communication Department toll-free at 1-800-678-1605. You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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