What Does It Do?
The medicine composed of Milnacipran Hydrochloride is categorized as an antidepressant. The pill Savella belongs to a class of medicine known as serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRI). The medicine is an FDA approved solution that is based on two clinical trials that, when combined, included 2,084 fibromyalgia patients (1,460 who took Savella and 624 who took a placebo).
Savella medicine is known to be a selective serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI). This Milnacipran Hydrochloride drug is used for the treatment of pain associated with fibromyalgia. The medicine is similar to duloxetine (Cymbalta), venlafaxine (Effexor), and desvenlafaxine (Pristiq). It works by affecting the neurotransmitters, which is a chemical that nerves within the brain make and release in order to communicate with one another. The Neurotransmitters is known for either travelling across the space that is present between the nerves, which shall attach to receptors on the surface of nearby nerves or they attach to receptors on the surface of the nerves.
The medicine composed of is available in a dosage as they are mentioned below:
• 25 mg: Savella drug is to be consumed orally approx. 2 times a day with or without food as directed by the doctor
• 50 mg: Pill is to be consumed twice a day with or without food as advised by the doctor
Side Effects and Reactions:
Milnacipran Hydrochloride component in the medicine Savella might also have some inactive ingredients or substances that can lead to serious allergic reactions or other problems. Hence, before consumption of the medication, inform the doctor about all your medical history including: kidney disease, personal or family history of glaucoma, liver disease, personal or family history of psychiatric disorders (such as bipolar or manic-depressive disorder), personal or family history of suicide attempts, high blood pressure, heart problems. If these side effects stays for longer time or worsen, consult the doctor as soon as possible.
What is Savella?
Savella affects certain chemicals in the brain called neurotransmitters. An abnormality in these chemicals is thought to be related to fibromyalgia.
Can Savella shared with others?
Do not share Savella with others unless prescribed by the doctor.
Is it safe to drive a car after taking Savella?
It is not safe to drive a car or doing things that require alertness after taking Savella.
What are most common side effects of Savella?
Savella cause most common side effects like Nausea, headache, constipation, dizziness, insomnia, hot flush, excessive sweating, vomiting, palpitations, increased heart rate, dry mouth, and increased blood pressure.
Is Savella safe for children?
Savella is not recommended for children below 18 years old.