BRINTELLIX 5MG contains Vortioxetine which belongs to a group of medicines called antidepressants. It is used to treat depression and helps in reducing depressive symptoms, such as sadness, feeling anxious, disturbances in sleep, reduced appetite, reduced concentration, feeling of being slowed down. Depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest and can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems. It is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) and serotonin receptor modulator. It improves your mood, and energy level and may help restore your interest in daily living. It works by increasing the amount of serotonin, a natural substance in the brain that helps maintain mental balance.
Take this BRINTELLIX 5MG according to the dose and frequency as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break the medicine. Before taking this medicine, inform your doctor if you have epilepsy (seizure disorder or fits), diabetes, liver, kidney disease, heart problems or taking any medications. It is not recommended in children and adolescents under 18 years of age, pregnant or breastfeeding. The common side effects are nausea, diarrhoea, constipation and vomiting.