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Precautions and Warnings With Milnacipran

Who Should Not Take Milnacipran?

You should not take milnacipran if you:
  • Are allergic to milnacipran hydrochloride, Savella, or any inactive components used to make the medicine. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist has a list of the inactive ingredients.
  • Have taken a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) within the past two weeks. Also, you should not take an MAOI if you have taken milnacipran within the last five days. MAOIs include:
  • Are taking intravenous methylene blue or linezolid (Zyvox®).
     
  • Have uncontrolled narrow-angle glaucoma (a condition of the eye).

    Milnacipran Warnings and Precautions: Final Thoughts

    There are a number of situations in which milnacipran should not be taken, as well as several precautions and warnings people should be aware of before starting treatment. However, it is possible that not all of the warnings or precautions were discussed in this article. Therefore, talk with your healthcare provider about the specific milnacipran precautions and warnings that may apply to you.
    Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD
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