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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of Brintellix oral.

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61 Total User Reviews

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Condition: Major Depressive Disorder
7/16/2014 8:12:27 PM

Reviewer: 19-24 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
Brintellix was the first SSRI I have ever tried. I did not really know what to expect. The nausea was overwhelming the first week I was on it (10mg). It dissipated after about an hour and I think it helps to take it with food. I would usually take promethazine (Phenergan) along with it and this helped the nausea immensely. After about a month I increased my dose to 20mg. It has been extremely effe ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Major Depressive Disorder
7/16/2014 3:19:57 PM

Reviewer: Johnnie, 55-64 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
My doctor suggested this med. I started at 10 mg., then went to 20 mg. after one week. My anxiety went through the roof. I stuck with it for three more weeks. Things did not improve. I have tried other meds, but this one has been very difficult. Besides all of this, this medication is very expensive. Can't recommend anything positive about it.

Condition: Major Depressive Disorder
7/15/2014 12:53:38 AM

Reviewer: Unsanitary Sanity, 35-44 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Was on Lexapro which quit working and was switched to this. The nausea was horrible. Then the east of my digestive system started to respond unfavorably over the weeks. Depression wise I felt better and had better memory retrieval and word recall which I'd never experienced with any other a/d. Then I suddenly started feeling a terrible sense of restlessness. No panic, no insomnia, no real agit ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Major Depressive Disorder
7/14/2014 5:25:00 PM

Reviewer: Mouse, 35-44 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I didn't know how messed up my mood was until I took this medicine! It worked quickly and I had a WONDERFUL remission of my negative thoughts, sadness, guilt, etc. My family all noticed, too! The problem was that it was very irritating to my intestines. The initial nausea went away after the first week, but the longer I took the drug, the worse my stomach and intestines got. I had gas, ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Major Depressive Disorder
7/9/2014 5:40:45 PM

Reviewer: wl, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:

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