72 patient evaluations for Milnacipran

Jul 25, 2013 (Started Nov 27, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (high blood pressure increased)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Make sure you monitor your blood pressure. My blood pressure almost doubled taking this med.

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Apr 24, 2013 (Started Aug 14, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (constipation, fatigue, racing heart feeling, shortness of breath (dyspnea), excessive sweating)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: shortness of breath (dyspnea), constipation, excessive sweating, fatigue, racing heart feeling

Nov 7, 2009 (Started Aug 14, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (constipation, fatigue, racing heart feeling, shortness of breath (dyspnea), excessive sweating)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Dr. switched me to Savella from Cymbalta to see if it made any more difference on pain and related symptoms. It does seem to work slightly better for pain, but has its own side effects. Overall, I think it is worth the switch.
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: shortness of breath (dyspnea), constipation, excessive sweating, fatigue, racing heart feeling

  • 1 helpful mark

Apr 15, 2013 (Started May 14, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (diarrhea, nausea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Cost: $100-199 monthly
Side effects: nausea

Sep 19, 2011 (Started May 14, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (diarrhea, nausea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Savella has been a life savor for me. If it wasn't for it I would not be up and moving around like I am now. I can always tell when it's time to take the next dose because I start hurting, but other than that this medication has really improved my fibro more than any others I have taken. Of course it's not 100% full proof, so it doesn't take away all the pain so I have to take a couple other meds to go along with it to help.
Cost: $100-199 monthly
Side effects: nausea

Jul 18, 2010 (Started May 14, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (diarrhea, nausea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: My mom does my meds up every sunday morning for the week ahead of me. I have found since I started taking Savella that it has really done me a lot of good. About the worst thing I have found about Savella is the price. The price is very exspensive. But it's worth every penny in my opion. It has helped me go from not moving at all, to starting to feel like myself again.
Cost: $100-199 monthly
Side effects: nausea

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