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Original Article

Efficacy and Tolerability of Vortioxetine in Patients with Major Depressive Disorder: A Clinical Perspective from 33 Indian Cases

Mansi Vora

Keywords : Antidepressant, Cognitive functions, Major depressive disorder, Prescription review, Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor, Vortioxetine

Citation Information : Vora M. Efficacy and Tolerability of Vortioxetine in Patients with Major Depressive Disorder: A Clinical Perspective from 33 Indian Cases. Ind J Priv Psychiatry 2020; 14 (2):57-61.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10067-0061

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 31-07-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2020; The Author(s).


Aim: Limited data are available concerning the tolerability and efficacy of vortioxetine in Indian depressive patients. This retrospective prescription review analysis provides clinical experience of vortioxetine in patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) and high ratings of anxiety (anxious depression). Materials and methods: This prescription data review was carried out at Westcoast Institute of Neuroscience, India. Data were extracted from prescription of all the patients suffering from depression and other psychiatric disorders who were treated with vortioxetine (Brintellix) from February 1, 2019, to May 31, 2020. Results: Thirty-three prescription records were reviewed during the study. Vortioxetine improved depressive and psychological symptoms with minimum adverse effects. Vortioxetine showed good tolerability in majority of patients who were still receiving vortioxetine monotherapy by the end of the therapy. Mental Status Examination (MSE) revealed that the patients treated with vortioxetine demonstrated better orientation, reactiveness, and attentiveness. Conclusion: This retrospective prescription review analysis demonstrated the effectiveness, and tolerability of vortioxetine in Indian MDD patients with depressive and anxiety symptoms.

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