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Savella, a selective serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI) is a drug that falls in the class that includes antidepressants. Medical professionals prescribe Savella primarily for the treatment of fibromyalgia because, while it is not a pain killer, its antidepressant properties act on the brain to alleviate the perception of pain. People suffering from fibromyalgia encounter widespread muscle pain and tenderness along with sometimes debilitating fatigue, inconsistent moods, memory issues, and sleep pattern disruptions (insomnia).

Of concern is if a user of Savella misuses the drug to further elicit its positive effect of mood alteration. Misuse occurs when dosing is altered – either by taking more of the drug than is prescribed or by taking it more frequently. Since a person with fibromyalgia already has a weakened state of physical and mental well-being, the side effects of Savella can compound those while adding additional problems to the mix. Side effects can include confusion, lack of coordination, extreme weakness, overactive reflexes, agitation, hallucinations, irregular heart rate, hot flashes, and more. Users may continue to up the dosage in an attempt to alleviate these symptoms and a dependency or addiction may form.

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Mixing Savella with AlcoholCombining Savella and alcohol may lead to negative side effects such as feelings of anxiety and depression, impaired thinking and increased tiredness.