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Savella is a selective serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI). It's similar to drugs used to treat depression and other psychiatric disorders.It's also approved to help manage fibromyalgia in adults. Available by prescription, it is the first drug introduced just for this purpose. Previous drugs approved to manage fibromyalgia include Lyrica (pregabalin), a nerve pain and epilepsy drug, and Cymbalta (duloxetine), another SNRI.

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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