Safety Information

Indication and clinical use:

PrTrintellix® (vortioxetine) is indicated for the treatment of major depressive disorder (MDD) in adults.

The efficacy in providing symptomatic relief of MDD was demonstrated in double-blind, placebo-controlled trials of up to 8 weeks duration. The efficacy in maintaining an antidepressant response for up to 24 weeks was demonstrated in a double-blind, placebo-controlled trial in patients with MDD who initially responded to 12-week acute, open-label treatment. Physicians who elect to use Trintellix for extended periods should periodically re-evaluate the usefulness of the drug for individual patients.

The lowest effective dose of 5 mg/day should always be used as the starting dose in elderly patients ≥ 65 years of age.

Not indicated in patients <18 years of age.


  • Combined use with monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs)

Most serious warnings and precautions:

  • Potential association with behavioural and emotional changes, including self-harm:
    Severe agitation-type events reported; rigorous clinical monitoring for suicidal ideation or other indicators of potential for suicidal behaviour is advised in patients of all ages; this includes monitoring for agitation-type emotional and behavioural changes 
  • Discontinuation symptoms: Gradual reduction in dose, rather than abrupt cessation, is recommended

Other relevant warnings and precautions:

  • Dependence/tolerance
  • Caution when driving or operating machinery
  • Abnormal bleeding
  • Potential for increased risk of postpartum hemorrhage
  • Caution in moderate or severe hepatic impairment
  • Bone fracture risk
  • Caution in patients who have a history of seizures or in patients with unstable epilepsy
  • Serotonin syndrome/neuroleptic malignant syndrome
  • Cognitive and motor disturbances
  • Angle-closure glaucoma
  • Caution in patients with a history of mania/hypomania and discontinue use in any patient entering a manic phase
  • Aggression/agitation
  • Caution with concurrent use of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT)
  • Hyponatremia
  • Caution in patients with severe renal insufficiency 
  • Not recommended during breastfeeding 
  • Dosage adjustment in elderly patients

For more information:

Consult the Product Monograph for important information about contraindications, warnings, precautions, adverse reactions, interactions, dosing instructions and conditions of clinical use not discussed in this piece.
The Product Monograph is also available by calling 1-800-586-2325.

Reference: Trintellix Product Monograph. Lundbeck Canada Inc. August 4, 2021.

Safety Information


Welcome to the Trintellix website, your go-to information resource for vortioxetine. Here, you can learn about the Trintellix efficacy data and tolerability profile, as well as dosing recommendations, and mode of action.

Trintellix (vortioxetine) is indicated for the treatment of major depressive disorder (MDD) in adults.1

25.7 million patients worldwide and counting2

Trintellix is covered by the Ontario Drug Benefit, RAMQ*, Alberta Health, Manitoba Pharmacare, the Saskatchewan Drug Plan, British Columbia Pharmacare (special authorization), the NBPDP, the NLPDP, NIHB§, Veterans Affairs Canada, Correctional Service Canada, Yukon Pharmacare Plan and the Northwest Territories health benefits program.3

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* RAMQ=Official Mark of the Régie de l'assurance maladie du Québec.  
† NBPDP=New Brunswick Prescription Drug Program.
‡ NLPDP=Newfoundland and Labrador Prescription Drug Program. 
§ NIHB=Non-insured health benefit.

References: 1. Trintellix Product Monograph. Lundbeck Canada Inc. August 4, 2021. 2. Data on file. Lundbeck Canada Inc. 3. Data on file. Trintellix Coverage Canada. Lundbeck. September 2021.