Savella is a prescription drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat fibromyalgia. Savella is also prescribed off-label to treat spondylitis. Savella is also known by its drug name, milnacipran HCI.
Savella is a serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI). Most drugs in this class are antidepressants. Savella is believed to work by changing the balance of neurotransmitters in the brain.
How do I take it?
Savella is taken twice daily.
Savella comes in tablet form.
The FDA-approved label for Savella lists common side effects including nausea, headache, constipation, dizziness, insomnia, hot flush, excessive sweating, vomiting, palpitations, increased heart rate, dry mouth, and high blood pressure.
Rare but serious side effects listed for Savella include worsening depression, suicidal thoughts, serotonin syndrome, liver problems, glaucoma, abnormal bleeding, seizures, and elevated blood pressure and heart rate.
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Savella — Allergan
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