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Vilazodone (Viibryd) Part II

September 2011

In March, we summarized available information on the recently introduced antidepressant vilazodone (Viibryd) (BTP 2011;34:9). A selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) and partial 5-HT1A agonist, vilazodone is being promoted with the suggestion that it will treat depression faster…

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