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Vilazodone (By mouth)

Treats depression.

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Vilazodone is used to treat depression in adults. It is an antidepressant and belongs to a group of medicines known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Vilazodone works by increasing the activity of a chemical called serotonin in the brain. This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription… Read more
Brand names include
Viibryd, Viibryd Starter Pack, Viibryd Titration Pack
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Evidence reviews

Dementia: A NICE-SCIE Guideline on Supporting People With Dementia and Their Carers in Health and Social Care

This guideline has been developed to advise on supporting people with dementia and their carers in health and social care. The guideline recommendations have been developed by a multidisciplinary team of health and social care professionals, a person with dementia, carers and guideline methodologists after careful consideration of the best available evidence. It is intended that the guideline will be useful to practitioners and service commissioners in providing and planning high-quality care for those with dementia while also emphasising the importance of the experience of care for people with dementia and carers.

Nonpharmacological Versus Pharmacological Treatments for Adult Patients With Major Depressive Disorder [Internet]

To compare the benefits and harms of second-generation antidepressants (SGAs), psychological, complementary and alternative medicine, and exercise treatment options as first-step interventions for adult outpatients with acute-phase major depressive disorder (MDD), and as second-step interventions for patients with MDD who did not achieve remission after a first treatment attempt with SGAs.

Antidepressant Treatment of Depression During Pregnancy and the Postpartum Period

To evaluate the benefits and harms of pharmacological therapy for depression in women during pregnancy or the postpartum period.

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Depression (PDQ®): Patient Version

Expert-reviewed information summary about the diagnosis, assessment, and treatment of depression in adults and children who have cancer.

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