Review: Celexa and Savella drug interactions
This review analyzes the interactions between Celexa and Savella. It is created by eHealthMe based on 62 people who have drug interactions while taking the drugs. The review uses reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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What are the drugs
Celexa (latest outcomes from 29,418 users) has active ingredients of citalopram hydrobromide. It is often used in depression.
Savella (latest outcomes from 3,221 users) has active ingredients of milnacipran hydrochloride. It is often used in fibromyalgia.
On Feb, 6, 2014: 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|
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 laboured respiration)||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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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:
- Celexa alternatives:
- Savella alternatives:
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I was aware that Savella might cause blurred vision, but am shocked and... incredibly frustrated that the single most helpful ("legal") drug in my battle against fibro is causing such rapid deterioration of my eyesight. In June of 2010, I tested OU(Both eyes) 20/20. within the first couple of months,I experienced the "blurred vision," and not long after awoke to complete blackness. Throughout the day, it slowly returned. My vision began to "come and go," eventually becoming unreliable and requiring glasses. My initial Rx, in November of 2010, was (R eye)od -.75 and -1.0 OS (L eye). Currently, my lenses are (R)od -1.25 and -1.75 OS(L), and are no longer adequate.
Laurie Rogers on Dec, 1, 2010:
I was put on both of these drugs in October and November of 2010 and suffered from Serotonin Syndrome. I have since been taken off of both. The worst part of the entire ordeal
was that I was never warned of the risks by my doctor when she handed me the sample pack of Savella, which also did not contain the full prescribing information. A comedy of errors by other people that caused me a lot of unnecessary suffering. I never would have agreed to take this kind of risk because I had just begun treatment, and my doctor and I had not even explored other options.
I have gained 30 + pounds after taking Lyrica & Savella. Since that time I now have severe constipation & severe pain & bowel obstruction. I feel extremely miserable.
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