Savella FAQ

Physicians prescribe Savella to help treat patients suffering from widespread muscle pain and tenderness associated with fibromyalgia. Savella is an SNRI (selective serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor), putting it in the same drug class as antidepressants. For this reason, Savella is not a painkiller, but rather used to affect neurotransmitters in the brain that produce chemicals associated with the perception of pain felt from fibromyalgia.

Individuals suffering from fibromyalgia encounter symptoms aside from pain that include fatigue, altered sleep patterns, memory difficulties, and mood inconsistency.

Care should be taken to ensure that Savella is not misused to further enhance mood – as the positive state achieved can lead to modifications in the amount or frequency of the dosing sometimes bringing more discomfort to the user’s already tenuous state of physical and mental wellbeing. Side effects such as agitation, hallucinations, severe weakness, seizure, loss of coordination, accelerated heart rate, shortness of breath, overactive reflexes, dizziness, hot flashes, and general confusion can be encountered.

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