Is it hard to get off Savella?

The fibromyalgia drug Savella (milnacipran) is not addictive, but it may be hard to get off it for another reason.

Savella is an antidepressant belonging to a class of drugs called serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs), which cause physical dependence. Suddenly stopping this drug can leave you with withdrawal symptoms, such as headache, confusion, shaking, agitation, dizziness, anxiety, tiredness, sweating, nausea, vomiting, irritability, tingling sensations and seizures. Call your doctor if you want to stop taking Savella. Your doctor may tell you how to gradually lower your dose to minimize the risk of problems.

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