Last update July 3, 2022


Likely Compatibility

Fairly safe. Mild or unlikely adverse effects. Compatible under certain circumstances. Follow-up recommended. Read Commentary.

Vilazodone is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor and a partial serotonin receptor agonist. Indicated in the treatment of depression. Oral administration once daily. Absorption is enhanced if taken with food.

At latest update no published data on excretion into breast milk were found.

Its pharmacokinetic data (very high percentage of protein binding, moderately high molecular weight and very wide volume of distribution) make it highly unlikely that significant quantities will pass into breast milk.

Until more published data regarding breastfeeding is available, the use of a known and safer alternative drug should be preferred, especially during the neonatal period and/or in case of premature infant.


See below the information of this related product:

  • Maternal Depression (Fairly safe. Mild or unlikely adverse effects. Compatible under certain circumstances. Follow-up recommended. Read Commentary.)


Suggestions made at e-lactancia are done by APILAM team of health professionals, and are based on updated scientific publications. It is not intended to replace the relationship you have with your doctor but to compound it. The pharmaceutical industry contraindicates breastfeeding, mistakenly and without scientific reasons, in most of the drug data sheets.

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Other names

N06AX24 is Vilazodone in ATC Code/s.

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Variable Value Unit
Oral Bioavail. 50 - 72 %
Molecular weight 442 daltons
Protein Binding 96 - 99 %
VD 4 - 8 l/Kg
pKa 14.19 -
Tmax 4 - 5 hours
25 - 29 hours


  1. Forest. Vilazodone. Drug Summary. 2015 Full text (link to original source) Full text (in our servers)

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