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Who Should Not Take Savella?

You should not take Savella if you:
  • Are allergic to Savella, milnacipran hydrochloride, 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 Savella 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).

    Savella Warnings and Precautions: Final Thoughts

    There are a number of situations in which Savella 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 Savella precautions and warnings that may apply to you.
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