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Review: Elavil and Savella

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Elavil and Savella. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 130 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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What are the drugs

Elavil (latest outcomes from 11,889 users) has active ingredients of amitriptyline hydrochloride. It is often used in depression.

Trend of elavil reports

Savella (latest outcomes from 3,386 users) has active ingredients of milnacipran hydrochloride. It is often used in fibromyalgia.

Trend of savella reports

On Oct, 26, 2014: 130 people who take Elavil, Savella are studied

Elavil, Savella outcomes

Drug combinations in study:
- Elavil (amitriptyline hydrochloride)
- Savella (milnacipran hydrochloride)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Elavil is effectiven/a0.00%
(0 of 2 people)
50.00%
(2 of 4 people)
50.00%
(1 of 2 people)
0.00%
(0 of 2 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
50.00%
(2 of 4 people)
n/a
Savella is effective0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
42.86%
(3 of 7 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
66.67%
(2 of 3 people)
0.00%
(0 of 2 people)
n/an/an/a

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
DyspnoeaDrug AbuseMental Status ChangesMigraineMigrainen/aDry Eyes AggravatedNausea
PalpitationsSomnolenceConfusional StateDiscolored TeethGerdNauseaPain
Blood Glucose IncreasedNauseaBlood Pressure IncreasedJob ChangeFacet Joint SyndromeVision BlurredTremor
DiarrhoeaSerotonin SyndromeHallucination, VisualTeeth GrindingFibromyalgiaTeeth ClinchingSomnolence
Anaphylactic ShockDepressionAggressionTeeth ClinchingBack Pain - LowTeeth GrindingHeadache
Dermatitis ExfoliativeFeeling AbnormalDrug IneffectiveDry Eyes AggravatedMyofascial Pain SyndromeUrinary Tract InfectionInjection Site Pain
Protein Total DecreasedActivities Of Daily Living ImpairedWeight GainEagles SyndromeBlood UrinePainful Red EyesDrug Ineffective
Non-cardiac Chest PainHallucinationDepression AggravatedPainful Red EyesMood SwingsEagles SyndromeMalaise
Adverse Drug ReactionVision BlurredAlexiaFibromyalgiaWeight Gain - UnintentionalJob ChangeDepression
MigraineAstheniaSweating - ExcessiveBack Pain - LowAbdominal PainDiscolored TeethMigraine

Drug effectiveness by gender :

FemaleMale
Elavil is effective33.33%
(5 of 15 people)
n/a
Savella is effective38.46%
(5 of 13 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

FemaleMale
NauseaSerotonin Syndrome
PainDrug Abuse
Somnolence
Tremor
Headache
Mental Status Changes
Malaise
Migraine
Injection Site Pain
Drug Ineffective

Drug effectiveness by age :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Elavil is effectiven/an/an/a12.50%
(1 of 8 people)
50.00%
(1 of 2 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
6.82%
(3 of 44 people)
n/a
Savella is effectiven/an/an/a22.22%
(2 of 9 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/a6.82%
(3 of 44 people)
n/a

Most common drug interactions by age * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
n/an/an/aMigraineAbnormal Loss Of WeightInjection Site PainNauseaMental Status Changes
Poor Quality SleepDrug IneffectivePainPainHeadache
NauseaHypertensionDiarrhoeaAstheniaNausea
Suicidal IdeationScratchDermatitis ExfoliativePalpitationsConfusional State
DizzinessRash MacularAnaphylactic ShockDizzinessPain
TremorLymph Node PainIntestinal ObstructionSerotonin SyndromeDyspnoea
DepressionFatigueAbdominal DistensionDyspnoeaMemory Impairment
Blood Pressure IncreasedLymphadenitisFallMalaiseAggression
GerdPainAdverse Drug ReactionTremorGait Disturbance
Myofascial Pain SyndromeDysuriaApplication Site ErythemaConstipationDrug Abuse

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Can you answer these questions (Ask a question):

  • I take 20mg of amitriptyline each notgh to help me sleep. i have just been diagnosed with parkinsons and need to takae azilect, whihc is an mao-b inhibotor, can i take them together
    (Asked by a 66 year old woman who has Insomnia, Parkinson's Disease, and takes Azilect)
    Can I take both these tables together? My consultant said it was ok to take both but the Amitriptyline instructions say do not take with MAO-B inhibitors, Azilect is an MAO-B inhibitors

  • I cannot get a direct answer from any of my drs.,is my sciatic pain caused by my interstitail cystitus?
    (Asked by a 36 year old woman who has Prolapse Heart Valve/murmor, Sciatica, Interstitail Cystitus,, and takes Hydroxyzine, Amitriptyline Hydrochloride, Cyclobenzaprine Hydrochloride, Estradiol )
    I have had interstitail cystitus for almost four years now.I have been on every kind of drug,other than pain pills.I will not take them,I don't believe in them they only mask the problem and cause addiction.of course,just my belief.I have had d.s.m.o. repetitively for first year and a half twice a w ...

  • Does bcaa cause migraines?
    (Asked by a 40 year old woman who has CFS, Migraines , and takes Cod Liver Oil, Zinc Sulfate, Vitamin C (ascorbic Acid), Magnesium Sulfate, Vitamin B3, Selenium, Coenzyme Q10, Iron Dextran, Amitriptyline Hydrochloride)
    I took 3 capsules of BCAA and within the next hour I developed a very aggressive migraine. Believing the migraine may have been separate to the tablets, I took another 3 capsules the next day and again within 1 hour I developed a very aggressive migraines. Has anyone had a similar adverse reactio ...

  • I have cfs and have been treated for depression for years.will adderall replace the antidepressants ect that i'm taking now?
    (Asked by a 41 year old woman who has CFS, Depression - Major, and takes Wellbutrin, Lamotrigine, Diazepam, Zopiclone, Elavil, Percocet)
    I have a long history of depression and anxiety disorder.I was recently diagnosed with CFS.Now that I know exactly what this disease entails,everything makes perfect sense.My physical symptoms,with the exception of increased debilitating pain over the last 2 years, I had come to accept as normal! Gl ...

  • Do you see any relationship between insomnia and dehydration?
    (Asked by a 59 year old woman who has Initial Insomnia, and takes Lexapro, Wellbutrin, Estrogenic Substance, Amitriptyline Hydrochloride)
    I cannot fall asleep. Sometimes it takes several hours (4-5). I have been taking Amitriptyline 10 mg for almost a year which helped tremendously and lately has not helped at all.

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    (Posted by a 35 year old woman who has Fibromyalgia, and takes Savella)
    I am just finishing the starter pack of Savella and I am so sleepy I can't hold my head up. My pain and other Fibromyalgia symptoms are tremendously better but I am sleeping like crazy. Hopefully I can have both doses at night and this will help. I am so glad to not be in pain but I need to be aw ...

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  • I wish i had never taken ambien
    (Posted by a 43 year old woman who has Fibromyalgia, and takes Savella, Lyrica, Synthroid, Effexor, Tramadol, Duragesic-50, Flexeril, Ambien)
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On eHealthMe, Elavil (amitriptyline hydrochloride) 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.

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