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Savella (Milnacipran)

Milnacipran (Generic Equivalent of Savella)

Drug:Milnacipran Capsule (Milza-Intas) (ON BACKORDER)
Dosage:50 mg
Medically Reviewed By: Dr. Bolanle Aina, Pharmacist on 7/24/2023 10:24:45 AM.

Savella (Milnacipran HCl, Milnacipran Hydrochloride) is prescription medication used for the treatment of fibromyalgia (chronic pain disorder) in adults. Savella is not used to treat depression, but it acts like other medications used to treat depression (antidepressant) and other psychiatric disorder. Milnacipran belongs to a class of drugs called serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs), which work by affecting certain chemicals in the brain called neurotransmitters which are related to cause chronic pain. Take Savella exactly prescribed.

Manufacturer Information

We currently have the brand Savella also called lxel comes from a manufacturer in Turkey. Generic Milnacipran is also known as Milnace manufactured by Torrent Pharma in India. It is available in 25 mg (brand capsule, generic) and 50 mg (generic tablet).

The most common side effects of Savella ophthalmic include;
• Constipation;
• Dizziness;
• Headache;
• Hot flash;
• Insomnia;
• Nausea;
• Sweating;

If you suffer any serious side effects as below, please notify your doctor or pharmacist immediately:
• Aggressiveness or impulsivity;
• Anxiety or agitation;
• Convulsions or seizures;
• Thoughts of suicide;
• Unusual changes in behavior or mood;
• Vision changes;

Do not take Savella if you are allergic to Milnacipran HCl or any other ingredients in this medication. Do not take Savella if you are taking Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOIs). Tell your doctor about all the medical conditions you have had before, especially if you have:
• Bleeding problems;
• Glaucoma;
• Heart problems;
• High blood pressure;
• Low salt levels in the blood;
• Manic or bipolar disorder;
• Kidney or liver disease;
• Seizures or convulsions;
• Urinating problems;

Tell your doctor about all the medicines you are taking including prescriptions and over-the-counter medicines including herbal supplements, especially: aspirins, blood thinners, medicines for migraines, mood or psychotic disorders, NSAID pain relievers, etc. This may cause serious side effects. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

The generic alternative is not manufactured by the company that makes the brand product.

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