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When should you not take Savella?

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Don't take Savella if:

Before starting Savella, talk to your doctor about taking other medications. This includes diuretics, triptans, or medications to treat psychiatric or neurological conditions. Ask if you should avoid nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), aspirin, or other drugs that thin blood. Combining these with Savella may raise your risk of abnormal bleeding.

  • You're taking or have recently taken another type of antidepressant called a monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs)
  • You have an eye disease called narrow-angle glaucoma

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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