Medication Monday: Trintellix

Another week is rolling in and that means another Medication Monday coming your way. This week we are talking about the antidepressant Trintellix (Vortioxetine).

Trintellix belongs to the class of drugs known as Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs), and like other SSRIs acts by restoring neurochemical balance in the brain.

Also like other SSRIs, it comes with a host of potential side effects. These side effects can include nausea, constipation, vomiting, dizziness, and changes in sexual ability including a decreased interest in sex.

While you should let your doctor know if you experience any of these symptoms while taking Trintellix, you should also follow your doctors advice. They will have prescribed this medication for a reason, and the medication’s ability to improve sleep and mood might offset the side effects listed above. If you do decide to come off this medication, you should do so in accordance with your doctor’s advice, since coming off this medication suddenly can create additional problems.

And as always, I stress the need for you to listen to your doctor because I am not one, nor is Medication Mondays meant to be a substitute for medical advice. Rather, it is meant to be a brief, informative introduction to medications currently available on the market. Questions about this or any other medication covered in this series should be directed to your doctor.

As always, thanks for reading and I hope you enjoyed this installment of Medication Mondays.

Source: WebMd – Trintellix

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