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Who should not take Savella?

You may not be able to take the fibromyalgia drug Savella (milnacipran) if you:
  • have an eye condition known as narrow-angle glaucoma
  • have taken a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) within the past two weeks (the combination of Savella and an MAOI can cause life-threatening side effects)
  • are allergic to any ingredient in Savella (milnacipran), FD&C Yellow No. 5 (tartrazine) or aspirin
  • are pregnant or plan to become pregnant
  • are breastfeeding
  • drink alcohol and cannot stop while taking Savella
  • are younger than 17 years of age
  • have high blood pressure, unusual bleeding, a history of seizures or mania, kidney, liver or heart problems
Talk to your doctor about all medications (prescription and nonprescription), supplements and herbal remedies you take. They may interact with Savella, possibly causing serious side effects. Do not take any new medicines or supplements while taking Savella without talking to your doctor first.

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