You may be able to find Medicare plan options in your area that cover Viibryd (Vilazodone). Learn more about Viibryd and find Medicare Advantage plans in your area that cover other prescription drugs.
Chemical name: Vilazodone
Brand name: Viibryd
Typical dosage: 40mg
Typical type: Tablet
Viibryd is a medication used to treat depression. Viibryd is only available as a brand-name drug and comes as an oral tablet.
Viibryd is a medication that contains the active ingredient Vilazodone. Viibryd is used to treat major depressive disorder.
Viibryd increases serotonin and norepinephrine in the brain to help improve major depression disorder and anxiety. It comes as an oral tablet that is taken once daily for 7 days.
Common side effects of Viibryd include insomnia, upset stomach, vomiting, diarrhea, dry mouth, dizziness, drowsiness and headache.
How much does Viibryd cost with Medicare Advantage?
Viibryd coverage and costs may vary based on the specific plan you have, as well as what coverage stage you're in.
Contact your plan carrier or consult your plan formulary for more cost information.
Does Medicare Advantage cover Viibryd?
According to GoodRx, 98% of Medicare Advantage plans and Medicare Part D plans covered Vilazodone, the generic form of Viibryd, in 2023.1
Medicare Advantage plans or Part D plans that cover Viibryd include copay amounts that can range widely from one plan to another. Plan members may also be responsible for meeting a deductible before the plan’s drug coverage kicks in.
Medicare Advantage plans that offer prescription drug coverage are called Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug Plans (MA-PD). 89% of 2023 Medicare Advantage plans included prescription drug coverage.2
Medicare prescription drugs plans each have their own formulary, or drug list, that details what prescription drugs are covered by the plan and how they are covered.
Drug coverage may vary based on plan availability. You may be able to find Medicare Advantage plan options in your area that cover Viibryd. We represent carriers such as Humana, Aetna, UHC, Anthem BCBS, Wellcare, Cigna Healthcare, and Kaiser Permanente.
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Take your daily dose of Viibryd with food. Try taking your dose in the morning if it causes you to have any sleeping problems.
Your dose of Viibryd should be slowly increased.
Viibryd comes as a kit that will instruct you how to take the medication. Typically, you start by taking a 10mg tablet for 7 days, then increase to a 20mg tablet once daily. Your doctor can increase your dose to 40mg after 7 days for full benefit if needed.
Do not take more than your doctor directs you to, and follow instructions on increasing the dose. Increasing the dose too soon could increase your risk of experiencing side effects.
Suicidal thoughts can be increased in young adults who take Viibryd. It is important to be aware of this risk and get help right away if your depression gets worse or you have other negative mood changes like panic attacks or nervousness.
If any suicidal thoughts or actions occur, tell your doctor right away.
Let your doctor know if you experience signs of bleeding, eye problems or any changes in balance, muscle twitching or seizures, as Viibryd can sometimes cause more serious conditions.
This article is for informational purposes only. It is not healthcare advice, treatment, or diagnosis. It is not an endorsement of or recommendation for this medication. Speak to your doctor or healthcare provider about your specific healthcare needs, including your prescription medications. Only take medication as directed by your doctor.
Coverage and costs of prescription medications will vary by Medicare plan. Not all plans are available in all areas.
Written by Hayden Gharibyar, Pharm.D.
1 GoodRx. Viibryd. Retrieved October 2023, from www.goodrx.com/Viibryd/medicare-coverage.
A formulary for Medicare is the list of drugs a given Medicare Part D prescription drug plan or Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug (MA-PD) plan will cover. A Medicare plan formulary details information such as how drugs are covered, their relative costs, limitations and/or restrictions. Read more