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Newer Updates in Psychiatry: Focus on Vortioxetine

Imon Paul

Keywords : Major depressive disorder, Vortioxetine,Adverse events

Citation Information : Paul I. Newer Updates in Psychiatry: Focus on Vortioxetine. Ind J Priv Psychiatry 2018; 12 (2):62-65.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10067-0024

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 00-12-2018

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2018 Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Vortioxetine is the new antidepressant on the block which has been described to have a novel mechanism of action–it directly works on multiple receptors of the neurotransmitter serotonin and it also inhibits serotonin reuptake. It has been shown to have promising antidepressant, antianxiety and pro-cognitive action especially during treatment of major depression. This article gives a brief overview of vortioxetine–its clinical use, pharmacological profile, and safety and tolerability. Most of the studies till date have found vortioxetine to be clinically efficacious, and it also improved the cognitive profile in patients with depression. It has a favorable adverse effect profile- it has been shown to be tolerated well by most subjects in clinical trials where nausea was the most frequently reported side effect, and it also showed the added advantage of comparatively less incidence of unwarranted sexual adverse effects.


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