Milnace (Milnacipran HCL)
What is Milnace (Milnacipran HCL) used for?
Milnace (Milnacipran) is used to treat the symptoms of depression. This drug may also be used to treat fibromyalgia and the pain that it causes. It belongs to a class of drugs known as serotonin-nonepinephrine reuptake inhibitors, or SRNIs. This drug works by helping to increase the amount of natural substances in the brain, such as serotonin and norepinephrine. This can help to restore the natural balance in the brain, thereby helping to treat depression. It also helps to treat the muscle pain caused by fibromyalgia by stopping the movement of pain signals in the brain.
How should I use Milnace (Milnacipran HCL)?
Milnace (Milnacipran) tablets should be taken by mouth. Adult patients are sometimes directed to take it twice per day, however the exact dosage may vary, depending on the severity of the condition being treated. Patients should always consult their physician before taking this medication so that the correct dosage can be prescribed. Once you have started taking this medication you should never abruptly discontinue taking it as this may cause withdrawal symptoms to occur. To avoid withdrawal symptoms, your physician may gradually decrease your dosage.
What are the side effects of Milnace (Milnacipran HCL)?
Some side effects associated with taking Milnace (Milnacipran) include:
Patients should consult their physician immediately if any of these side effects persist or worsen, or if they notice severe abdominal pain, pain when urinating, unusual bruising, a rapid uneven heartbeat, a decreased interest in sex, severe nausea and vomiting, muscle twitches or hallucinations.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Milnace (Milnacipran). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, especially heart problems, liver conditions or kidney disease, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Consult your physician immediately if you have any thoughts of suicide or self harm.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.