Review: Gabapentin and Savella
This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Gabapentin and Savella. It is created by eHealthMe based on 236 people who take the drugs. The review uses reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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On Apr, 6, 2014: 236 people who reported to have interactions when taking Gabapentin, Savella are studied
Drug combinations in study:
- Gabapentin (gabapentin)
- Savella (milnacipran hydrochloride)
Most common interactions experienced by people in the use of Gabapentin, Savella:(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
|Interaction||Number of reports|
|Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)||97|
|Hypertension (high blood pressure)||86|
|Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)||85|
|Headache (pain in head)||75|
|Agitation (state of anxiety or nervous excitement)||54|
|Malaise (a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness)||50|
Most common interactions experienced by people in long term use of Gabapentin, Savella:(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
|Interaction||Number of reports|
|Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)||12|
|Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)||9|
|Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)||8|
|Malaise (a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness)||8|
|Musculoskeletal Stiffness (stiffness of the body's muscles, joints, tendons, ligaments and nerves)||8|
|Loss Of Consciousness||8|
How effective are the drugs:
|not at all||somewhat||moderate||high||very high|
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Neuropathy peripheral
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
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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.
What is the drug used for and how effective is it:
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- Savella is used in:
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Please help if you are able.
Background: Very Healthy, active 115 lb. 70 year old female. Worked out, lifted weights, 40 minute walk, 40 deep knee bends, 20 push ups, all daily activities until 8 months ago when became profoundly fatigued, with severe (incapacitating) muscle pain, literally overnight. Had to quit job, as too fatigued to work. Currently: No muscle pain. Debilitating fatigue persists.
200 Tramadol daily, Chronic Severe Bursitis
8 mgs. Prednisone daily, fatigue
50 mcs. Synthroid daily, Hypothyroidism
300 mgs. Gabapentin daily, Post Herpetic Neuralgia (Shingles)
Savella Dose pack prescribed. Details below.
Recently prescribed Savella dose pack to treat unremitting fatigue. Dx: PMR NOS. Also taking Tramadol 200 mgs. daily, 3 years for Severe Chronic Bursitis.
After 12.5 msg Savella twice daily for three days, nothing different noted.
Dose pack increase: 25 mgs twice daily for four days. After three days, noted moderate increase in energy. Dose pack increase to 50 mgs. twice daily. After three to four days felt increasingly worse: fatigued, weak, unsteady on my feet, heart rate 104 (typically 70-74). Fatigue much worse than before started Savella. Quit Savella.
Question: I read Savella interacts badly with Tramadol, but how seriously for my body, and at what dose? Savella at lower dose (25 mgs twice daily,) was such a welcome therapeutic difference in fatigue symptoms. If possible, would like to restart Savella at 25 mgs twice daily. Would I notice if an interaction with Tramadol at that dose of Savella, and would it preclude taking them together? Looking forward to your report on others experiencing these interactions and symptoms.
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