24 patient evaluations for Milnacipran with a cost of Not specified

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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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Dec 12, 2012 (Started Aug 10, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (tiredness, Makes a little tired)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It helps me with the pain and im able to do more than with out it.

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Jun 21, 2012 (Started Jun 07, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Severe (dryness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 12.5 mg Daily

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May 15, 2012 (Started Apr 25, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (excessive dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I took this for almost 2 months. It caused such dryness in my mouth that my taste buds were hard and swollen. It became painful to swallow.

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May 1, 2012 (Started Mar 10, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily

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Apr 13, 2012 (Started Jan 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This is the 3rd FDA approved drug to treat fibromyalgia and I have tried all three. This one works better than Cymbalta and Lyrica for me, but I can't really tell that it is helping unless I have to stop taking it for awhile (a week or more) then I notice that I am worse.

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Mar 23, 2012 (Started Jan 15, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (nausea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 15, 2012 (Started Feb 17, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 2, 2011 (Started Jan 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Chronic Pelvic Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (elevated blood pressure)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This drug worked well but my blood pressure went up to 159/100 with a pulse of 102 while sitting. It has gone back to 128/70 pulse 78 since going off Savella
Side effects: elevated blood pressure

Dec 6, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for Chronic Pelvic Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (elevated blood pressure)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Check with your doctor as my blood pressure and heart rate went up considerably
Side effects: elevated blood pressure

Jun 10, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Chronic Pelvic Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (elevated blood pressure)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I went off of this due to High Blood Pressure and didn't realize how much it was helping the pain until I was taken off. I went back on Savella for pain on 5/27/10...noticed difference right away. Sweating, is that from Savella?
Side effects: elevated blood pressure

Jan 7, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Chronic Pelvic Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: The nausea goes away after a week or two and then some pain relief with gained energy. Side effect though is insommnia but...with less pain.
Side effects: elevated blood pressure

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Jan 3, 2011 (Started Dec 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: TRY IT
Side effects: weight gain, weight gain

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