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 44 28
Depressed mood 16 8
Fibromyalgia 8 3
Bipolar disorder 3 2
Anxious mood 2 0
Bipolar I disorder 2 3

Show all 14 reasons taken


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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 9
Moderate 6
Mild 5
None 14

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Levomilnacipran

Side effect Patients
Tachycardia (fast heart rate) 3
Anxious mood 2
Dizziness 2
Easily angry 2
Elevated blood pressure 2
Excessive anger 2

Show all 38 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Levomilnacipran

Dosage Patients
80 mg daily 7
120 mg daily 4
40 mg daily 3

Why patients stopped taking Levomilnacipran

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Side effects too severe 16
Did not seem to work 13
Doctor's advice 6
Course of treatment ended 2
Expense 2
Other 2
See all 28 patients who've stopped taking Levomilnacipran

Duration

Currently taking Levomilnacipran

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 8
5 - 10 years 1

Stopped taking Levomilnacipran

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 9
1 - 6 months 8
6 months - 1 year 5
1 - 2 years 5
2 - 5 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 31
Usually 2
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 3
Not at all hard to take 29
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 2
$100-199 1
$50-99 5
$25-49 5
< $25 10
Not specified 11

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Levomilnacipran after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Duloxetine (Cymbalta) 8
Fluoxetine (Prozac) 5
Sertraline (Zoloft) 5
Bupropion (Wellbutrin XL) 3
Desvenlafaxine (Pristiq) 3

Show all 16 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Levomilnacipran and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Duloxetine (Cymbalta) 4
Sertraline (Zoloft) 2
Aripiprazole (Abilify) 1
Cyproheptadine (Periactin) 1
Divalproex sodium (Depakote) 1

Show all 15 treatments patients report switching to

Last updated:
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