What is Levomilnacipran?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Fetzima

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Levomilnacipran is a drug that acts as a serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI). It is used for the treatment of depression.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Major depressive disorder 45 31
Depressed mood 19 11
Fibromyalgia 9 4
Bipolar disorder 4 4
Anxious mood 2 0
Bipolar I disorder 2 3

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 10
Moderate 6
Mild 7
None 14

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Levomilnacipran

Side effect Patients Percentage
Excessive anger 3
Excessive sweating 3
Tachycardia (fast heart rate) 3
Anxious mood 2
Dizziness 2
Easily angry 2

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Levomilnacipran

Dosage Patients Percentage
80 mg daily 3
120 mg daily 3
100 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Levomilnacipran

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Reason Patients Percentage
Side effects too severe 17
Did not seem to work 14
Doctor's advice 7
Expense 3
Other 3
Course of treatment ended 2
Change in health plan coverage 1
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Duration

Currently taking Levomilnacipran

Duration Patients Percentage
2 - 5 years 5
5 - 10 years 3

Stopped taking Levomilnacipran

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 10
1 - 6 months 9
6 months - 1 year 5
1 - 2 years 6
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 34
Usually 2
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 5
Not at all hard to take 30
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 2
$100-199 1
$50-99 6
$25-49 5
< $25 10
Not specified 13

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Levomilnacipran after stopping:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Duloxetine (Cymbalta) 8
Sertraline (Zoloft) 5
Fluoxetine (Prozac) 4
Venlafaxine (Effexor XR) 4
Bupropion (Wellbutrin XL) 3

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Patients stopped taking Levomilnacipran and switched to:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Duloxetine (Cymbalta) 5
Sertraline (Zoloft) 3
Escitalopram (Lexapro) 2
Aripiprazole (Abilify) 1
Cyproheptadine (Periactin) 1

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Last updated:
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