Review: Celexa and Savella
This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions when people take Celexa and Savella. It is created by eHealthMe based on 62 reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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What are the drugs
Celexa (latest outcomes) has active ingredients of citalopram hydrobromide. It is used in depression, stress and anxiety, generalized anxiety disorder, dysthymia, depressed mood, major depression
Savella (latest outcomes) has active ingredients of milnacipran hydrochloride. It is used in fibromyalgia, pain, depression, migraine, muscle aches, stress and anxiety
On Dec, 4, 2013: 62 people who reported to have interactions when taking Celexa, Savella are studied
Drug combinations in study:
- Celexa (citalopram hydrobromide)
- Savella (milnacipran hydrochloride)
Most common interactions experienced by people in the use of Celexa, Savella:(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
|Interaction||Number of reports|
|Blood Pressure Increased||14|
|Serotonin Syndrome (occurs when two drugs that affect the body's level of serotonin are taken together at the same time)||10|
|Headache (pain in head)||9|
|Hyperhidrosis (abnormally increased sweating)||8|
|Heart Rate Increased||5|
|Completed Suicide (act of taking one's own life)||5|
|Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)||4|
|Extrapyramidal Disorder (involuntary muscle spasms in the face and neck)||4|
Most common interactions experienced by people in long term use of Celexa, Savella:(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
|Interaction||Number of reports|
|Extraocular Muscle Paresis (nerve paralysis outside of eye tissue)||2|
|Hypertension (high blood pressure)||2|
|Heart Rate Increased||2|
|Dyspnoea (difficult or labored breathing)||2|
|Hyperhidrosis (abnormally increased sweating)||2|
|Hot Flush (sudden feelings of heat)||1|
|Atrial Tachycardia (rhythm disturbance that arises in the atria)||1|
How effective are the drugs:
|not at all||somewhat||moderate||high||very high|
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Respiratory disorder
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
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- By rabbit64: Is it safe to take garcinia cambogia when taking levothyroxine?
(for a 49 year old woman who has Hypothyroidism Postoperative, and takes Levothyroxine Thyroid, Vitamin C, Citalopram Hydrobromide, Calcium D - Glucarate, Garcinia Cambogia)
I want to lose 30 pounds by adding garcinia cambogia to my daily intake.
(Number of patients like rabbit64: 5,400)
- By nonoolivia: Hashimotos and high bp
(for a 42 year old woman who has Hashimotos, Hypertension, Heart Palpitations, and takes Celexa, Bystolic, Losartan)
I was recently diagnosed with Hashimotos following blood tests to check antibody levels and a thyroid biopsy. I am currently being treated for high bp, irregular heartbeat and anxiety. I also have strong family history of heart disease and diabetes. I am so discouraged in reading all of the ...
(Number of patients like nonoolivia: 10,117)
- By mastersergent: I'm retired army master sergeant, ive gone to the va and keep testing positive for spironolactone. dr keeps asking why in my urine?
(for a 45 year old man who has Night Sweats, Nightmares, Fatigue, and takes Oxycodone Hydrochloride, Xanax, Celexa, Triamcinolone, Gabapentin, Bupropion Hydrochloride)
here's my issue. I'm retired Army guy, 20yrs. I have started going to the VA in Jonson City Tenn. and of course we have to provide urine test at every other visit about three months apart, and for over two years I keep testing positive for Spironolactone and I have no idea why this is in my system. ...
(Number of patients like mastersergent: 7,118)
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- By Patricia : Temporary amnesia from uti
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I developed a Urinary Tract Infection which caused sudden severe pain and temporary amnesia for about 5 hours. I am going to start a Candida diet and stop eating all sugars and yeast. This can take a long period of time but as I am 60 years old and have been eating sugar for most of my life, it won' ...
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- By damha: Why does celexa/citalopram sometimes increase sex drive in males?
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Complete drug side effects:
On eHealthMe, Celexa (citalopram hydrobromide) is often used to treat depression. Savella (milnacipran hydrochloride) is often used to treat fibromyalgia. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.
What is the drug used for and how effective is it:
- Celexa is used in:
- Savella is used in:
Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:
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