Last update June 13, 2021

Vortioxetine Hydrobromide

Very Low Risk

Safe. Compatible. Minimal risk for breastfeeding and infant.

Antidepressant effects similar to other selective serotonin-reuptake inhibitors.
Oral administration once daily.

Its pharmacokinetic data (high percentage of plasma protein binding and high volume of distribution) explain the negligible passage into milk observed (Marshall 2021).

No problems have been observed in infants whose mothers have taken it (Marshall 2021).

It can cause hyperprolactinemia and galactorrhea (Verma 2017).

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Pharmacokinetics

Variable Value Unit
Oral Bioavail. 75 %
Molecular weight 379 daltons
Protein Binding 98 - 99 %
VD 36 l/Kg
Tmax 7 - 11 hours
T1/2 66 hours
Theoretical Dose 0.002 - 0.008 mg/Kg/d
Relative Dose 1.1 - 1.7 %

References

  1. Verma A, Kumar A. Risks Associated with Vortioxetine in the Established Therapeutic Indication. Curr Neuropharmacol. 2021;19(5):711-717. Abstract
  2. Marshall K, Datta P, Rewers-Felkins K, Krutsch K, Baker T, Hale TW. Transfer of the Serotonin Modulator Vortioxetine into Human Milk: A Case Series. Breastfeed Med. 2021 Apr 16. Abstract
  3. EMA. Vortioxetina. Ficha técnica. 2016 Full text (in our servers)
  4. EMA. Vortioxetine. Drug Summary. 2016 Full text (in our servers)
  5. Areberg J, Petersen KB, Chen G, Naik H. Population pharmacokinetic meta-analysis of vortioxetine in healthy individuals. Basic Clin Pharmacol Toxicol. 2014 Abstract

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