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What should you know before taking Savella?

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Talk to your doctor before taking Savella. Discuss the risks and benefits of antidepressant medications. And have a clear understanding about your treatment choices. In rare cases, antidepressant medications may cause suicidal thoughts and actions. But this occurs mainly in children, teens, and young adults. If you or a loved one is taking Savella, watch for unusual changes in thought patterns or behavior.

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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