milnacipran, Savella (cont.)

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SIDE EFFECTS: The most frequent side effects include nausea, headache, constipation, dizziness, insomnia, flushing, excessive sweating, vomiting, palpitations, increased heart rate, dry mouth, and high blood pressure. Other side effects include seizures, hypertensive crisis, abnormal bleeding, low blood sodium (hyponatremia), and withdrawal syndrome.

Antidepressants may increase the risk of suicidal thinking and behavior in children and adolescents with depression. Patients who are started on milnacipran or another antidepressant should be observed closely for clinical worsening, suicidal thinking and behavior, or unusual behavior.

Reference: Savella Prescribing Information, July 2009.

Last Editorial Review: 9/9/2009 5:18:33 PM

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