- Citalopram Hydrobromide
- Fluoxetine Hcl
- Generic drugs are chemically identical to brand-name drugs in terms of active ingredient(s), intended use, quality, dosage, safety, bioavailability and effectiveness.
- Generic drugs are cheaper than brand-name drugs.
What is Generic for Savella* used for?
Generic for Savella* (Milnacipran) is indicated for the management of a chronic pain disorder known as fibromyalgia. Generic for Savella* treats fibromyalgia symptoms such as widespread pain, fatigue, sleep disturbances, muscle stiffness and tenderness.
Generic for Savella* belongs to a class of medications called selective serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors. This medicine works by restoring the balance of certain natural substances in the brain chemicals, which helps stop pain signals in the brain.
Generic for Savella* may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
What is the recommended dosage of Generic for Savella*?
The dosage of Generic for Savella* prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.
Generic for Savella* can be taken with or without food. However, taking this medicine with food reduces the chances of stomach upset.
What if you miss a dose of Generic for Savella*?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Generic for Savella* medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.
What if you overdose on Generic for Savella*?
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Generic for Savella*, seek medical attention immediately. Overdose symptoms of Generic for Savella* may include fainting, extreme drowsiness, dizziness, slow breathing, slow heart rate and weak pulse.
What other drugs could interact with Generic for Savella*?
It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Generic for Savella*.
Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications (over-the-counter products) and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, which may increase the effect of Generic for Savella*, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Generic for Savella* can interact with monoamine oxidase inhibitors, antipsychotics, antidepressants, blood thinners, diuretics, headache medicines and Parkinson's disease medicines.
Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.
What are the side effects of Generic for Savella*?
Like other medicines, Generic for Savella* can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Generic for Savella* are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.
It is pertinent to note that side effects of Generic for Savella* cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Generic for Savella* develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Generic for Savella* can cause side effects such as constipation, upset stomach, dizziness, drowsiness, headache, dry mouth, sleep problems, impotence, weight loss, decreased sexual desire, nausea and vomiting. Some of the serious side effects of Generic for Savella* may include painful or difficult urination, hallucinations, fast or uneven heartbeats, and high blood pressure. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Savella*.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Generic for Savella*?
Is it possible for me to take Generic for Savella* with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Generic for Savella*?
What are the possible drug interactions of Generic for Savella*?
How will Generic for Savella* work in my body?
How should Generic for Savella* be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Generic for Savella* drug interactions and side effects?
The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Generic for Savella* is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.
Generic for Savella* is not approved for use in pediatric patients.Do not suddenly stop taking Generic for Savella*. Avoid drinking alcohol while taking this medicine.