Savella (milnacipran) and Alcohol / Food Interactions
There are 2 alcohol/food/lifestyle interactions with Savella (milnacipran) which include:
milnacipran ↔ food
Moderate Food Interaction
Milnacipran may cause liver damage, and taking it with alcohol may increase that risk. You should avoid or limit the use of alcohol while being treated with milnacipran. Call your doctor immediately if you have fever, chills, joint pain or swelling, excessive tiredness or weakness, unusual bleeding or bruising, skin rash or itching, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, dark colored urine, or yellowing of the skin or the whites of your eyes, as these may be symptoms of liver damage. It is important to tell your doctor about all other medications you use, including vitamins and herbs. Do not stop using any medications without first talking to your doctor.
High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
Moderate Potential Hazard, Moderate plausibility
SNRI antidepressants - hypertension
Selective serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor antidepressants (SNRIs) have been associated with sustained increases in blood pressure. Therapy with SNRI antidepressants should be administered cautiously in patients with preexisting hypertension. Blood pressure should be assessed prior to initiating treatment and monitored regularly. The dose should be reduced or discontinued if necessary.
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Savella (milnacipran) drug Interactions
There are 723 drug interactions with Savella (milnacipran)
Savella (milnacipran) disease Interactions
There are 9 disease interactions with Savella (milnacipran) which include:
- Liver Disease
- Renal Disease
- Urinary Tract Obstruction
Drug Interaction Classification
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Do not stop taking any medications without consulting your healthcare provider.