Savella is approved for the treatment of pain induced by a condition called fibromyalgia that affects the muscles, tendons, ligaments, and supporting tissues. It has an active component Milnacipran Hydrochloride, which is a serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor. It is manufactured by the trusted pharmaceutical company, Allergan plc. It is available in dosages of 25 mg and 50 mg as a conventional tablet form.
Manufacturer: Allergan plc
Active Ingredient: Milnacipran Hydrochloride is an active component in this medication. This acts as a serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor that treats major depressive disorders. It is an enantiomer of milnacipran used to treat fibromyalgia. This drug has been related to a low rate of transient elevations in serum aminotransferase levels while treating liver conditions.
Indications: Milnacipran Hydrochloride composed medication is indicated for the treatment of pain caused by a condition called fibromyalgia. This condition affects the muscles, tendons, ligaments, and supporting tissues. Savella belongs to a class of drugs known as serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors that restores the balance of certain natural substances in the brain.
It affects certain chemicals in the brain called neurotransmitters related to fibromyalgia. This drug should not be used to treat depression but it works similarly to antidepressants. It can be used to treat chronic pain.
Action Mechanism: The mentioned medication prevents the reuptake of serotonin and epinephrine by nerves after they have been released. It is an important mechanism for removing released neurotransmitters and interfering with their actions on adjacent nerves. Reduced uptake caused by this drug increases the effect of serotonin and norepinephrine in the brain. It is responsible for its effectiveness. It is thought that Savella involves its effects on serotonin and norepinephrine in the brain.
Dosages: This medication is available in a dosage as mentioned below:
- 25 mg: This drug must be administered orally 2 times a day with or without food as directed by the doctor
- 50 mg: It is to be consumed 2 times a day with or without food as advised by the doctor
Note: This medication is not approved in children younger than 18 years old.