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What are reasons to take the antidepressant Savella if I am not depressed?

Savella (milnacipran), a drug prescribed to treat fibromyalgia, is an antidepressant belonging to a class of drugs called serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs). Serotonin and norepinephrine are natural chemicals involved in depression, but they also play an important role in damping down pain signals. By increasing the amount of serotonin and norepinephrine, Savella reduces the pain of fibromyalgia.

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