Savella

Active Ingredient(s): Milnacipran Hydrochloride
FDA Approved: * January 14, 2009
Pharm Company: * FOREST LABS
Category: Neurological Disorders

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".



Savella Overview

Milnacipran (trade names Ixel, Savella, Dalcipran, Toledomin) is a serotonin–norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI) used in the clinical treatment of fibromyalgia. It is not approved for the clinical treatment of major depressive disorder in the USA, but it is in other countries. Contents 1 Medical uses 1.1 Depression 1.2 Fibromyalgia 2 Contraindications 3 Side effects 4 Interactions 5 Pharmacology 5.1 Pharmacodynamics 5.2 Pharmacokinetics 6 History 7 References 8 External l...

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savella does it cause weight gain like a lot of other meds?

the new medicine savella for fibermyalgia does it cause weight gain like a lot of other meds? ## My doctor just gave me a sample of Savella to try for fibromyalgia? Has anyone tried it yet for fibro and does it cause you to gain weight like other antidepressants used to treat fibro? ## Savella contains the active ingredient Milnaciprin, this is an SNRI antidepressant, approved in the US to treat Fibromyalgia. While weight gain is not listed as a common side effect, this class of medications has been known to cause it in some people. Common side effects may incude:nausea, itching, anxiety and vertigo. You can read more here: Did you have any other questions? ## Savella will give you upset stomach and it actually takes your appetite away. You are more likely to lose weight. Most welcome t...

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Apply For Help Paying Savella

I have fibromyalgia, have suffered for years with no diagnosis. I have been on Lyrica and Cymbalta, no help. I have been on Savella for over a year now and I finally got my life back. I am unemployed and going to college full time on line. My husband is on social security from heart problemss and major stroke last Aug. I need to be able to take care of him and myself. Recently my insurance coverage changed and the new one will only cover generic. I really need help with this medicine. I am receiving unemployment but it is hard to stretch the money out with my perscription and all the perscriptions my husband is on. I am running out of my savella in 2 week, I ask my doctor to change to something eles but he says this has worked so good for me and he has not seen me so good in 5 years. Pl...

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Savella Who Makes It How to get financial help

I have no medical insurance,I am diviorced,awainting answer to get on Social Security Disability,I am not able to work, i live with my disabled daughter we try to take care of one onother. ## I have medical insurance but I have Fiber and I am perscribed sevella and I have been only taking samples and hav eran out and I am still not finacially able to pay for the savella. Is there a applications that I can get assistance for the cost of this medication for my fibermyalgia. I would appreciate you assistance and response on this matter. Thank you, Misty Wright Fibermyalgia suffer Savella taker but need assistance please ## Yes, the manufacturer, Forest Pharmaceuticals, does have an assistance program. I don't know all the specific details, but you can contact them for more information ...

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Does Savella Cause Weight Gain

I'm finishing my second week on Savella and feel so much better and have lots of energy. In fact, so much that I can't sleep at night and become very restless. I'm also experiencing constipation and weight gain. I had read that Savella may cause you to loose weight??? What can I expect and will it all get better eventually?? ## Savella contains the active ingredient Milnacipran, it's an SNRI that is used to treat Fibromyalgia. Weight gain is generally not a common side effect of this class of medications, but some people have reported experiencing it, as a side effect. Other side effects may include: nausea, dizziness and constipation. As with any medication, side effects usually hit their peak between 4 to 6 weeks of use and then gradually start to taper off. Learn more...

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can't afford savella no ins. anymore but cousin with fibro has extra supply of lyrica to give me. is it the same & safe to try....im in pain & despera

can't afford savella no ins. anymore but cousin with fibro has stopped taking lyrica and is willing to give me a supply of lyrica until I get my insurance in 3 months. Is it much different than savella. Im seriously having major effects since I stopped the savella which really helped me. Is it safe to try the lyrica. Im in a lot of pain and really can't take much more of feeling like this ## They are not the same medication, Lyrican contains the active ingredient Pregabalin, which is an anticonvulsant that is also used to help treat nerve pain. It really shouldn't be used without it being prescribed for you, due to the risk of possible side effects. Learn more Savella details here. However, there is an assistance program for Savella that may be able to help you continue with...

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Savella/constipation

Savella has devinatley made the pain from Fibromyalgia decrease. but I am very, very constipated. Has this happened to anyone else??? ## Great to hear that this is working so well for you. Constipation is a known side effect of this medication, along with nausea, headache and insomnia. Have you tried any remedies? When I have this problem with medications, I usually find that fiber supplements are quite helpful. ## YES! Constipation was horrible. It actually caused me to stop taking Savella. But now intense pain is back. A real Catch-22. Have you found a solution to the problem? ## I too have the problem with constipation, but I have found if I drink plenty of water and fruits and vegts I am able to get along just fine. ## I too also took sAvella for two and a half months. My pain went ...

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Free Savella

I need help getting help with Savella. The doctor has been able to help until now with samples and his nurse just told me to go your site for help getting the Savella. I can't work and have no money. Can you help me with getting any Savella ? ## this site does not manufacture, nor provide any medications, this is an information only website. The programs that assist with needed prescription medications are usually provide by the manufacturers of the medications. In this case, the manufacturer is Forest Pharmaceuticals Inc. and they have an application that you can print out to apply for the program. There are sections that both you and your physician will have to complete and if you qualify, they will send the medication directly to your doctor's office, so they can provide you ...

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help paying for savella

needing help for a drug called Savella ## I can tell you that it has been 2 months that I HAVE NOT BEEN IN BED so I feel this med savella really work for me I live near chicago 90 mile west, so weather is hard on us.I have RSD not fun when it hits I need this meds for a better living so i need the help for this it is 140.00 for 60 pills twice a day. ## go to www.forestpharm.com/pap They have a prescription assistance program for their medications including savella. ## I can't work because I am in too much pain and asked to go to your site to get help getting Savella. The doctor has been able to give me samples up until now , but now his nurse told me that they can't help me much anymore. I need Savella to even function. I am on 50 mg. 3 times a day. Can you please help me get Sa...

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Is there a generic for Savella

My Humana insurance will not approve Savella for me. My neurologist sent in a special request for it and it was still denied. I was taking samples that my Dr. was giving to me but that has run out. Is there a generic for this medication yet or another medication with the same ingredients? ## I am using Savella, with good results. I had to try 3 other medications first (no relief). That is a hoop insurance companies expect you to go through. One of those other, less expensive meds ,may help you, your insurance company is hoping. Don't give up. Your insurance company can tell you and your doctor, which meds you need to try, to fulfill this requirement! ## My insurance (Wellmark Alliance Select) will not pay for Savella either regardless of letters my Dr has sent. They want me to take ...

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ANYONE ELSE TRYING SAVELLA FOR FIBROMYALGIA?

This is a new medication that just came out for fibromyalgia. I have several other conditions involving spinal degeneration , herniated discs, arthritus, etc. I've been taking this medication for a little over 2 weeks now and have worked up to the full dose. My biggest symptom seems to be upset stomach but I don't know if it's from the Savella or from de-toxing from 7 other medications that I've been on for over 10+ yrs. Is there anyone else out there that has started this medication that can give me any information that they may have on it? ## I have been on Savella for approximately 30 days post trial period. I am experiencing changes in mood swings and some depression. I am not sure if this is a resulf of being off Zoloft or just the transition time my body is requiri...

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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Milnacipran Hydrochloride
  • Tablet: 100mg, 12.5mg, 25mg, 50mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Savella: (16 results)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 0456-1500 Savella 4-week Titration Pack by Forest Laboratories, Inc.
  • 0456-1510 Savella 100 mg Oral Tablet by Forest Laboratories, Inc.
  • 0456-1512 Savella 12.5 mg Oral Tablet by Forest Laboratories, Inc.
  • 0456-1525 Savella 25 mg Oral Tablet by Forest Laboratories, Inc.
  • 0456-1550 Savella 50 mg Oral Tablet by Forest Laboratories, Inc.
  • 16590-845 Savella 25 mg Oral Tablet by Stat Rx USA LLC
  • 16590-846 Savella 50 mg Oral Tablet by Stat Rx USA LLC
  • 16590-847 Savella 100 mg Oral Tablet by Stat Rx USA LLC
  • 21695-650 Savella 25 mg Oral Tablet by Rebel Distributors Corp
  • 21695-651 Savella 50 mg Oral Tablet by Rebel Distributors Corp
  • 35356-545 Savella 50 mg Oral Tablet by Lake Erie Medical & Surgical Supply Dba Quality Care Products LLC
  • 35356-625 Savella 25 mg Oral Tablet by Lake Erie Medical Dba Quality Care Products LLC
  • 50436-9993 Savella 25 mg Oral Tablet by Unit Dose Services
  • 54868-6024 Savella 100 mg Oral Tablet by Physicians Total Care, Inc.
  • 54868-6043 Savella 50 mg Oral Tablet by Physicians Total Care, Inc.
  • 55154-4626 Savella 50 mg Oral Tablet, Film Coated by Cardinal Health

Other drugs which contain Milnacipran Hydrochloride or a similar ingredient: (2 results)

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savella does it cause weight gain like a lot of other meds?
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Savella Who Makes It How to get financial help
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Savella is bad news.
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savella used for depression
Has any one been prescribed savella for depression only? I would like to know how it has worked for you and if you find ... 4 replies
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Savella And Nightmares
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