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A healthcare provider may prescribe Savella® (milnacipran hydrochloride) to help relieve symptoms of fibromyalgia. Although this drug is not a cure for fibromyalgia, it can help decrease pain and improve physical functioning. It is only approved for adults (age 17 and older).
 
Savella is an oral medication (taken by mouth) and is part of a group of drugs called serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors, or SNRIs for short. SNRIs affect specific chemicals within the brain known as serotonin and norepinephrine. However, it is not entirely clear how Savella works for fibromyalgia pain.
 
The drug comes in tablet form, and is typically taken twice a day. Savella oral tablets are available in four strengths:
 
  • Savella 12.5 mg
  • Savella 25 mg
  • Savella 50 mg
  • Savella 100 mg.
     
Although most people tolerate this medication well, it is not suitable for everyone. Possible side effects include dizziness, nausea, and constipation.
 
(Click Savella for more information on how Savella oral tablets can help relieve the symptoms of fibromyalgia. This article also discusses general dosing guidelines, safety precautions, and tips on effectively using this medication.)
 
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