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Review: taking Gabapentin and Savella together

Summary: drug interactions are reported among people who take Gabapentin and Savella together.

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Gabapentin and Savella. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 263 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

 

 

 

 

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What are the drugs

Gabapentin has active ingredients of gabapentin. It is often used in neuralgia. (latest outcomes from 39,609 Gabapentin users)

Savella has active ingredients of milnacipran hydrochloride. It is often used in fibromyalgia. (latest outcomes from 3,392 Savella users)

On Feb, 6, 2015: 263 people who take Gabapentin, Savella are studied

Gabapentin, Savella outcomes

Drug combinations in study:
- Gabapentin (gabapentin)
- Savella (milnacipran hydrochloride)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Gabapentin is effective100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
25.00%
(2 of 8 people)
0.00%
(0 of 2 people)
40.00%
(2 of 5 people)
27.27%
(3 of 11 people)
33.33%
(1 of 3 people)
n/an/a
Savella is effective50.00%
(1 of 2 people)
0.00%
(0 of 12 people)
20.00%
(1 of 5 people)
60.00%
(3 of 5 people)
100.00%
(3 of 3 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
FatigueNauseaUrinary RetentionPainFibromyalgiaDrug Ineffectiven/aFatigue
AgitationHypertensionMuscle FatigueSuicidal IdeationFacet Joint SyndromeDry MouthPain
NauseaExhaustion, Fatigue, Lethargy, Tiredness, WearinessCervicogenic HeadacheCardiac DisorderBack Pain - LowFatigueNausea
HyperhidrosisPancreatitis AcuteHigh Blood PressureDrug IneffectiveHigh Blood Cholesterol And TriglyceridesPainHeadache
InsomniaAbnormal DreamsStevens-johnson SyndromeSomnolenceHypertensionDecreased AppetiteAgitation
HeadacheDiastolic DysfunctionPancreatitisNauseaDepressionDepression AggravatedInsomnia
DiarrhoeaFatigueExhaustion, Fatigue, Lethargy, Tiredness, WearinessLoss Of ConsciousnessMigraineNausea AggravatedDrug Ineffective
IrritabilityDecreased AppetiteTinnitusMusculoskeletal StiffnessGerdIbsVomiting
PalpitationsNeck PainNeuromaMalaiseUrinary RetentionMiddle InsomniaMalaise
Drug IneffectiveVentricular HypertrophySkin PlaqueTremorVomitingIrritability

Drug effectiveness by gender :

FemaleMale
Gabapentin is effective29.63%
(8 of 27 people)
33.33%
(1 of 3 people)
Savella is effective33.33%
(8 of 24 people)
0.00%
(0 of 3 people)

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

FemaleMale
FatigueArthralgia
NauseaPain In Extremity
PainDry Mouth
HeadachePain
InsomniaParaesthesia
AgitationRed Blood Cell Sedimentation Rate Increased
Drug IneffectiveDrug Ineffective
VomitingMobility Decreased
DiarrhoeaAntinuclear Antibody Increased
MalaiseWeight Decreased

Drug effectiveness by age :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Gabapentin is effectiven/an/an/a0.00%
(0 of 6 people)
10.00%
(1 of 10 people)
12.12%
(4 of 33 people)
25.00%
(1 of 4 people)
37.50%
(3 of 8 people)
Savella is effectiven/an/an/a16.67%
(1 of 6 people)
20.00%
(2 of 10 people)
9.38%
(3 of 32 people)
0.00%
(0 of 2 people)
25.00%
(2 of 8 people)

Most common drug interactions by age * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
n/an/aHypertensionDeep Vein ThrombosisTachycardiaNauseaFatigueHeadache
FatigueNauseaCellulitisPainNauseaInsomnia
RashDiarrhoeaHyperhidrosisAgitationHeadacheBurning Sensation
FlushingVomitingExhaustion, Fatigue, Lethargy, Tiredness, WearinessDecreased AppetiteHeart Rate IncreasedFatigue
Lupus-like SyndromeRashNauseaMigraineMalaiseDiarrhoea
PainLoss Of ConsciousnessFallDyspnoeaAgitation
InjuryInjuryArthralgiaPainPain
Back Pain - LowDyspnoeaHeadacheSuicidal IdeationDyskinesia
Myofascial Pain SyndromePulmonary EmbolismVomitingHot FlushNightmare
GerdJoint SwellingPyrexiaPalpitationsAnxiety

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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On eHealthMe, Gabapentin (gabapentin) is often used to treat neuralgia. 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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