Posted by bodhisattva_guy on February 4, 2011, at 23:49:46
In reply to Re: New antidepressant just approved. Vilazodone, posted by mrtook on January 23, 2011, at 13:01:05
NO, this is not same as buspar, reasong being:
"Buspirone functions as a serotonin 5-HT1A receptor partial agonist. It is this action that is thought to mediate its anxiolytic and antidepressant effects. Additionally, it functions as a dopamine D2, as well as α1, and α2-adrenergic receptor antagonist to a lesser degree, though these properties are generally undesirable in an anxiolytic and likely only contribute to side effects." [wikipedia]
My other post gives details as to why this drug is lacking dopamine activity.
> So this med is similar to taking an SSRI and buspar together? I think some people have results with this.