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Milnacipran Drug Information

People with fibromyalgia may find treatment with milnacipran hydrochloride (Savella™) beneficial. Although this medication cannot cure the condition, it can help decrease pain and improve physical functioning. Milnacipran comes in tablet form and is generally taken twice a day. You will likely begin with a low dose that is slowly increased as necessary. Before beginning treatment with milnacipran, inform your healthcare provider about all other medical conditions you have, particularly bipolar disorder, glaucoma, or epilepsy, and any other medicines you are taking, including nonprescription drugs, vitamins, and supplements. This will help ensure that this product is right for you. (Click Milnacipran to learn more about this drug, including information on possible side effects, what to do in cases of overdose, how this medicine works, and more.)
Last reviewed by: Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
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