Viibryd (vilazodone) is a prescription drug used to treat major depressive disorder (MDD). It is an antidepressant that belongs to a drug class called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) can ease the symptoms of depression by affecting neurotransmitters in the brain to block the reuptake of serotonin. Changing neurotransmitter serotonin balances in the brain is known to help boost mood. Viibryd can help relieve depression symptoms including sadness, tension, difficulty performing daily activities, reduced interest in daily activities, reduced appetite, difficulty sleeping, difficulty concentrating, negative and suicidal thoughts. Viibryd may take several weeks to begin to show improvement in mood. You should take Viibryd according to your doctor's instructions.
Viibryd may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.