Savella Medication Information
Savella™ (milnacipran hydrochloride) is a prescription medication approved for the treatment of fibromyalgia, a disorder that causes muscle pain and fatigue. This drug is especially useful for relieving fibromyalgia pain. Although Savella has been shown to be effective for improving physical functioning and decreasing pain, it is not a cure for fibromyalgia.
Savella comes in tablet form and is typically taken twice a day. Commonly reported side effects include headaches, dizziness, and constipation.
Although this medication is generally safe and effective, not everyone can use it. Savella's safety information should be discussed with your healthcare provider before starting treatment to minimize risks. For example, you may not be able to use this drug if you have certain allergies, if you are taking certain medications, or if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
(Click Savella for more information on this medication. This article covers topics such as how it works, other possible side effects, and basic dosing guidelines.)