Last reply 1 month ago
Brintellix

Hi everyone

I started on a new antidipressant Brintellix about about 20 days ago. My mood is dlightly better but I have this horrible itching on random parts of my body. My back and the bottoms of my feet is the worse. I tried antihistamine but it does not get any better. Is anyone having similar problems? I dont know if I should keep taking it cor a few more weeks to see if the itching stops or to go off it?

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stumbler
1 month ago

@tiesie , according to the Patient Information Leaflet for Brintellix (https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/files/pil.7121.pdf ), up to 1 in 10 people will suffer “itching of the whole body”.
 
It also says “In general, the observed side effects were mild to moderate and occurred within the first two weeks of treatment. The reactions were usually temporary and did not lead to cessation of therapy.”
 
Hope this helps.


tiesie
1 month ago

@stumbler, thank you very much for the information. I will stay on the Brintillix as I feel ok and I dont want fo start new medication again. I hope and prY that this itching is temporary. 🙏🏻

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