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Savella is a tablet. You take Savella in two divided doses each day. You start at 12.5 milligrams on the first day. Then you increase to 100 milligrams/day over a one-week period. Although the recommended dose is 100 milligrams/day, your doctor may increase it to 200 milligrams/day, based on your response to the medication.

Your doctor may recommend the following regimen for taking Savella:

Day 1: 12.5 milligrams once

Days 2-3: 25 milligrams/day (12.5 milligrams twice daily)

Days 4-7: 50 milligrams/day (25 milligrams twice daily)

After Day 7: 100 milligrams/day (50 milligrams twice daily)

Do not suddenly stop taking Savella.

From: Savella for Fibromyalgia Treatment WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by David Zelman on September 10, 2019

Medically Reviewed on 9/10/2019

SOURCES:

WebMD Health News: "FDA OKs Fibromyalgia Drug Savella."

Stahl S.M. Cambridge University Press, 2007. Essential Psychopharmacology.

Johns Hopkins: "New Drug Approved for the Treatment of Fibromyalgia."

FDA: "Drug Approval Package: Savella."

Okea, R.  October 15, 2010. Am Fam Physician.

Reviewed by David Zelman on September 10, 2019

SOURCES:

WebMD Health News: "FDA OKs Fibromyalgia Drug Savella."

Stahl S.M. Cambridge University Press, 2007. Essential Psychopharmacology.

Johns Hopkins: "New Drug Approved for the Treatment of Fibromyalgia."

FDA: "Drug Approval Package: Savella."

Okea, R.  October 15, 2010. Am Fam Physician.

Reviewed by David Zelman on September 10, 2019

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