Review: taking Celexa and Savella together


Summary

Drug interactions are reported among people who take Celexa and Savella together. This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Celexa and Savella. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 138 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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Celexa

Celexa has active ingredients of citalopram hydrobromide. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Celexa 39,893 users)

Savella

Savella has active ingredients of milnacipran hydrochloride. It is often used in fibromyalgia. (latest outcomes from Savella 4,721 users)

On Sep, 16, 2016

138 people who take Celexa, Savella are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Celexa and Savella drug interactions.

Drug effectiveness over time:

Celexa:
  • < 1 month: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0% - (0 of 3 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0% - (0 of 2 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 100.0% - (1 of 1 people)
  • 10+ years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • not specified: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
Savella:
  • < 1 month: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0% - (0 of 5 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 100.0% - (1 of 1 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10+ years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • not specified: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)

Drug effectiveness by gender:

Celexa:
  • female: 14.0% - (1 of 7 people)
  • male: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
Savella:
  • female: 14.0% - (1 of 7 people)
  • male: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)

Drug effectiveness by age:

Celexa:
  • 0-1: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2-9: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10-19: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 20-29: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 30-39: 0.0% - (0 of 5 people)
  • 40-49: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 50-59: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 60+: 50.0% - (1 of 2 people)
Savella:
  • 0-1: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2-9: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10-19: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 20-29: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 30-39: 16.0% - (1 of 6 people)
  • 40-49: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 50-59: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 60+: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)

Most common drug interactions over time *:

< 1 month:
  • headache
  • blood pressure increased
  • heart rate increased
  • dizziness
  • hyperhidrosis
  • suicidal ideation
  • vomiting
  • chest pain
  • hot flush
  • hypoaesthesia
1 - 6 months:
  • tardive dyskinesia
  • alanine aminotransferase increased
  • aspartate aminotransferase increased
  • blood albumin decreased
  • blood bilirubin increased
  • blood glucose increased
  • chest pain
  • drug screen false positive
  • hepatic lesion
  • hiatus hernia
6 - 12 months:
  • blood pressure increased
  • fibromyalgia
  • hypoaesthesia
  • memory impairment
  • migraine
  • tremor
  • vision blurred
  • vomiting
  • blister
  • cognitive deterioration
1 - 2 years:
  • cognitive deterioration
2 - 5 years:
  • osteoarthritis
  • pain in extremity
  • arthralgia
  • arthritis
  • atrophic vulvovaginitis
  • bone density abnormal
  • bone disorder
  • back pain
  • extraocular muscle paresis
  • hyperhidrosis
5 - 10 years:
  • headache
10+ years:
  • atrial tachycardia
  • dizziness
  • dyspnoea
  • feeling cold
  • heart rate increased
  • hot flush
not specified:
  • back pain
  • headache
  • serotonin syndrome
  • depression
  • insomnia
  • arthralgia
  • nausea
  • fatigue
  • pain in extremity
  • dyspnoea

Most common drug interactions by gender *:

female:
  • headache
  • back pain
  • depression
  • fatigue
  • insomnia
  • chest pain
  • hyperhidrosis
  • nausea
  • malaise
  • pain in extremity
male:
  • serotonin syndrome
  • extrapyramidal disorder
  • dyspnoea
  • mydriasis
  • arthralgia
  • chest discomfort
  • dyskinesia
  • faecaloma
  • headache
  • hyperhidrosis

Most common drug interactions by age *:

10-19:
  • anxiety
  • aphagia
  • hangover
  • nausea
  • somnolence
  • weight decreased
20-29:
  • extrapyramidal disorder
  • serotonin syndrome
  • dyskinesia
  • mydriasis
  • laryngospasm
  • loss of consciousness
  • multiple drug overdose intentional
  • psychomotor hyperactivity
  • activities of daily living impaired
  • anxiety
30-39:
  • serotonin syndrome
  • drug screen positive
  • blood pressure increased
  • dizziness
  • feeling hot
  • hyperhidrosis
  • oedema
  • urticaria
  • weight increased
  • chest pain
40-49:
  • drug abuse
  • blood pressure increased
  • fibromyalgia
  • hypoaesthesia
  • insomnia
  • memory impairment
  • migraine
  • tremor
  • vision blurred
  • vomiting
50-59:
  • headache
  • dyspnoea
  • arthralgia
  • asthenia
  • hyperhidrosis
  • completed suicide
  • drug toxicity
  • heart rate increased
  • pain
  • suicidal ideation
60+:
  • headache
  • nausea
  • hot flush
  • back pain
  • blood pressure increased
  • chest pain
  • constipation
  • dizziness
  • heart rate increased
  • palpitations

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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