Brintellix Withdrawal - The Worst Has Yet to Come

Sep 15

Brintellix withdrawal is no joke. Abruptly stopping Brintillix can leave you feeling unwell and depressed. Zaps, agitation, insomnia - these are just a few of the symptoms of SSRI discontinuation syndrome. But there is a light at the end of the tunnel...

Does Viibryd Increase Anxiety or Alleviate It?

Sep 3

Viibryd is a serotonergic antidepressant. How does treatment with Viibryd impact anxiety? Here's the quick-and-dirty answer: Viibryd (vilazodone) is approved in the United States as a treatment for depression, and also shows promise as an anti...

Naloxone vs Naloxegol - Which is Best for Constipation?

Aug 26

What are Naloxone and Naloxegol? These are opioid antagonists - they block the effects of opioids. Opioids are drugs that bind the opioid receptor and relieve pain. There is one key difference between Naloxone vs Naloxegol. AstraZeneca specifically...

5 Nootropics That Banished My Social Anxiety

Aug 26

There are few good medications for social anxiety. But what about nootropics for social anxiety? The Problem With Typical Anxiety Medications Benzodiazepines like Xanax are effective but tolerance develops quickly. These drugs also tend to induce...

Phenibut Side Effects - Three Terrifying Reports

Aug 26

Phenibut exists in a gray area in the United States. It's unregulated and sold as a dietary supplement. Yet its a relatively powerful drug and CNS depressant. Phenibut is a GABA mimetic - meaning that it mimics the effects of GABA. GABA is an inhibitory...

How Modafinil Works - The Elusive Mechanism Of Action Of Modafinil

Aug 25

Modafinil’s Mechanism of Action (MOA) Modafinil is a wakefulness-promoting agent that enhances arousal. Tentative evidence suggests that modafinil improves cognitive function and mood in healthy subjects. Modafinil has been reported to enhance...