- 1 Overview
- 2 Usage
- 3 Frequently Asked Questions
- 4 How Do I Take It?
- 5 Precautions
- 6 Symptoms of Overdosage
- 7 Common Side-Effects
- 8 Serious Side-Effects
- 9 Rare Side-Effects
- 10 Disease Interactions
- 11 Technical Classification
- 12 Storage Conditions
- 13 Available Alternatives
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OverviewMILNACIPRAN is a Schedule H drug.
Milnacipran affects certain chemicals in the brain called neurotransmitters. An abnormality in these chemicals is thought to be related to fibromyalgia (a medical condition that causes chronic pain in the muscles and joints). Milnacipran is not used to treat depression but it works similarly to how some antidepressants work.Milnacipran works by increasing the levels of chemical messengers (serotonin and noradrenaline), natural substances in the brain that help maintain mental balance and stop the movement of pain signals in the brain.
UsageMILNACIPRAN is generally used to treat: Fibromyalgia
MILNACIPRAN can address symptoms like: Back Pain, Abdomen Pain, Nausea, Constipation, Increased Passing Gas, Mood Swings, Fatigue (tiredness), Increased Sensitivity To Cold, Forgetfulness, Hands Tingling, Difficulty Sleeping, Head Headache, Restless Or Irritability
Frequently Asked QuestionsQ: Is it safe on my liver?
A: Not Safe
Q: Is it safe on my kidney?
A: Not Safe
Q: Can I take it with alcohol?
A: Not Safe
Q: Is it safe for children?
A: Ask your doctor
Q: Can it be taken during pregnancy?
A: Not enough studies to prove Risk – Ask your Doctor
Q: Is it safe to take for someone breastfeeding?
A: Check with your Doctor first
How Do I Take It?Route of Administration: Oral
- You should not use milnacipran if you are allergic to it.
- Do not use milnacipran if you have used an MAO inhibitor in the past 14 days.
- Do not start or stop taking this medicine during pregnancy without your doctor’s advice.
- Follow all directions on your prescription label. Your doctor may occasionally change your dose to make sure you get the best results.
- Do not use milnacipran in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.You may take medicine with or without food, but food may help you tolerate the medicine better.
- Your blood pressure and heart rate will need to be checked often.
- Do not stop using milnacipran suddenly, or you could have unpleasant withdrawal symptoms.
- Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
- Avoid drinking alcohol.
- Ask your doctor before taking a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) for pain, Using an NSAID with milnacipran may cause you to bruise or bleed easily.
- Milnacipran may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert.
- You may have to wait for 2 to 4 weeks to get the full effect.
- It may be more effective in some patients with depression who fails to respond to selective serotonin receptor inhibitors (SSRI) e.g. Fluoxetine.
Symptoms of OverdosageMILNACIPRAN over-dosage can result in: Drowsiness, Slow Heart Rate (pulse), Slow Or Irregular Breathing, Confusion
Common Side-EffectsMILNACIPRAN : Constipation, Insomnia, Anxiety, Sexual Dysfunction, Skin Rash, Muscle Pain, Nausea, Vomit, Dry Mouth, Head Headache, Dizziness, Body Excessive Sweating, Pounding Heart (pulse), Difficulty Sleeping, Chills, Cough, Nervousness, Runny Nose, Sneezing, Throat Soreness, Fatigue (tiredness), Chest Pain, Back Pain, Decreased Urination, Pain With Urination, Frequent Urination, Difficulty Urinating, Groin Pain, Legs Shaking, Hands Shaking, Chest Discomfort, Abdomen Pain, Decreased Appetite
Serious Side-EffectsMILNACIPRAN : Vision Problems, Seizure, Serotonin Syndrome, Blood Pressure, High, Glaucoma, Urinary Retention, Difficulty Breathing, Body Pain, Eyes Blurred Vision, Fever, Irregular Heartbeat, Loss Of Voice, Nasal Congestion, Eyes Swelling, Eyes Yellow Eyes, Eyes Enlarged (dilated) Pupils
Rare Side-EffectsMILNACIPRAN : Heartburn, Indigestion, Abdomen Bloating Or Fullness, Blood Or Red Colored Urine, Frequent Falls, Sadness, Frequent Urge To Urinate, Weight Gain, Lower Back Pain, Loss Of Appetite, Abdomen Swelling, Hands Tingling, Difficulty Concentrating, Vomit, Belching, Unusual Taste In Mouth, Restless Or Irritability, Increased Passing Gas, Abdomen Upset Stomach, Night Sweats
Disease InteractionsMILNACIPRAN can interfere with: Acute Liver Failure, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Acute Renal Failure, Glaucoma, Hyponatremia, Hypertension, Seizure, Urinary Tract Infection
Technical ClassificationMILNACIPRAN is categorized as: SEROTONIN-NOREPINEPHRINE REUPTAKE INHIBITORS / ANTIDEPRESSANTS / PSYCHOTHERAPEUTIC AGENTS
Storage ConditionsRoom Temperature (Between 15 To 25 C)
Common Drugs with MILNACIPRAN as Ingredient
|ACMIL 50MG CAP||MILNACIPRAN 50.0 MG|
|MILBORN 50MG CAP||MILNACIPRAN 50.0 MG|
|MILNACE 25MG CAP||MILNACIPRAN 25.0 MG|
|MILNACE 50MG CAP||MILNACIPRAN 50.0 MG|
|MILPRAN 25MG TAB||MILNACIPRAN 25.0 MG|
|MILPRAN 50MG TAB||MILNACIPRAN 50.0 MG|
|MILZA 25MG CAP||MILNACIPRAN 25.0 MG|
|MILZA 50MG CAP||MILNACIPRAN 50.0 MG|