What is Trintellix used for?
Trintellix is a serotonin modulator in the antidepressant class of mediation. It works by regulating the amount of serotonin available in the brain. Serotonin is produced by the body and is associated with your mood and emotion. Trintellex is meant to treat major depressive disorder and helps to prevent symptoms from returning. If you are not taking this for depression and unsure why this was prescribed to you, talk to your doctor and find out what condition this is meant to treat. This medication is called a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) and is generally prescribed in cases where other antidepressants do not seem to provide sufficient relief. Trintellix is prescribed to treat the symptoms of major depressive disorder in adults and help prevent the symptoms of depression from reoccurring.
Frequently Asked Questions About Trintellix
The strength of the medication prescribed depends on your age, how effective it is and the severity and frequency of side effects. Always take as directed by your prescriber. Trintellix can be taken with or without food as it does not affect its efficacy. It is generally taken once a day and it is helpful to coordinate your schedule to take this at the same time every day. Taking it with food may reduce some of the irritation associated with this product. It may be ideal to take this medication in the morning as it may interfere with sleep. Your Trintellix dosage is based on your age and how well the medication works for you.
The side effects of Trintellix vary from serious to mild. It’s possible that you may experience unpleasant side effects along with this medication. It is unlikely that you will experience serious side effects but we include them to be sure to seek medical attention should they occur.
- sexual side effects such as erectile dysfunction
- dry mouth
- abnormal dreams
- flatulence (gas)
- itchy skin
- high blood pressure
- bleeding that is severe or uncontrollable
- weakness or unsteadiness
- red-, pink-, or brown-colored urine
- coughing up blood or blood clots
- fast heartbeat
- red- or black-colored (tarry) stools
- vomiting blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds
- trouble concentrating
- muscle spasms or tremors
Suicidal thoughts or Worsening symptoms
People with depression can have thoughts of suicide or worsening symptoms and even when treated with medication. Caregivers and family members of patients taking this medication should watch out for depression symptoms and suicidal thoughts becoming worse. If they do contact a doctor immediately.
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Trintellix is classified as an SSRI (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor). Consult your prescribing physician if you have any questions about how these medications may affect you.
It’s not certain weight gain is associated with this medication or other external factors.
Some things can improve within 1-2 weeks including energy, sleep and appetite. Lack of interest and depressed mood may take longer, around 6-8 weeks. If things do not progress quickly enough consult your doctor for advice Improved sleep etc improving are an early indication the medication seems to work.
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Reviews are anecdotal and may not be the best source on whether or not this medication is right for you. Your doctor is always the next person to consult you on your medication needs.
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