Milnacipran is commonly prescribed to treat fibromyalgia. Studies have shown that the medication can significantly reduce pain and improve physical functioning. As a serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor, it works by affecting certain chemicals within the brain. Even though most people have no problems with this drug, potential side effects include dizziness, constipation, and dizziness.

What Is Milnacipran?

Milnacipran hydrochloride (Savella®) is a prescription medication approved for the treatment of fibromyalgia. Although it cannot cure the condition, the medication can help decrease pain and improve physical functioning.
(Click What Is Milnacipran Used For? for more information, including possible off-label uses.)

Potential Side Effects

Just like any medicine, milnacipran can cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience problems. Most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Common milnacipran side effects include but are not limited to:
(Click Side Effects of Milnacipran to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD
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