6 patient evaluations for Milnacipran with a cost of $50-99

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Dec 21, 2014 (Started Oct 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (nausea, insomnia)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly

Sep 22, 2013 (Started Oct 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (nausea, insomnia)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

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

Aug 22, 2012 (Started Jun 14, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for major depressive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (nausea, MS hug (tight chest or torso), back pain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: savella and plaqunil made me puke. taking savella at different time then plaqunil has helped 70% of the time.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

May 5, 2011 (Started Jul 03, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: Made me extremely tired. Had serotonin syndrome for the second time so my pain mgmt. dr. switched me to Pristiq. It's only been a few days on the Pristiq so it is too soon to tell but I think I got much more pain relief from the Savella, but my mood and energy level are better now. Savella stays in your system longer and can build up and serotonin syndrome is too dangerous to take a chance with. I won't ever be able to take Savella again so now we have to figure out how to help the pain more, it is very severe now. It is nice to have less fatigue!
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: fatigue

Dec 4, 2010 (Started Jul 03, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 156.25 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I think the Savella helps a lot with fatigue. I used to be on Cymbalta and was always so tired I could barely function. Had such a hard time staying awake I had to stop watching my great niece until I could get it under control. I had major fatigue before starting Cymbalta but can't honestly say if the fatigue was so bad because of the Cymbalta or if it was just not giving me any help with the fatigue from the fibromyalgia and it was naturally getting worse. Fatigue is much better since I have been on Savella. So either the Savella helps with the fatigue or the Cymbalta was making it worse. Or some combination of the 2.
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: fatigue

Aug 20, 2010 (Started Jul 03, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 156.25 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Great, new drug. I take 1 tablet in the morning, which is easy, and the other mid afternoon, which is harder to remember. Dr. advised me not to take it too close to bedtime so this was his advice. It doesn't help with the pain, but neither has anything else and I have tried many different meds. It does help tremendously with fatigue and that used to be a major problem for me. Nuvigil and Phentermine were useless for me. This is wonderful.
Side effects: fatigue

  • 3 helpful marks

Aug 15, 2010 (Started Sep 16, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for fatigue)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Advice & Tips: pay very close attention to your mood and thought changes, especially in the first few weeks.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 22, 2009 (Started )

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Advice & Tips: Savella is a brand new drug that is intended to treat the pain, not the depression
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: fatigue

  • 0 helpful marks
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