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    Milnacipran

    Information about Milnacipran

    Milnacipran uses

    Milnacipran is used in the treatment of depression, fibromyalgia and neuropathic pain.

    How milnacipran works

    Milnacipran works by increasing the levels of chemical messengers (serotonin and noradrenaline), natural substances in the brain that help maintain mental balance and stop the movement of pain signals in the brain.

    Common side effects of milnacipran

    Nausea, Vomiting, Dizziness, Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping), Constipation, Anxiety, Decreased appetite, Increased sweating, Sexual dysfunction

    Available Medicine for Milnacipran

    • ₹57 to ₹108
      Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹52 to ₹95
      Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹37 to ₹66
      Ajanta Pharma Ltd
      2 variant(s)

    Expert advice for Milnacipran

    • You may have to wait for 2 to 4 weeks to get the full effect.
    • If your doctor asks you to stop Milnacipran, you should not discontinue it abruptly. Many patients tolerate decreasing 50% dose every 3 days however if the withdrawal symptoms emerge during tapering it would require more gradual tapering over few weeks.
    • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with any heart problems (heart attack, heart failure, slow or irregular heart rate).
    • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems.
    • It can cause a sensation of restlessness or an inability to sit or stand still. This is most likely to occur within the first few weeks of treatment. You should tell your doctor if this happens to you.
    • It may be more effective in some patients with depression who fails to respond to selective serotonin receptor inhibitors (SSRI) e.g. Fluoxetine.

    Frequently asked questions for Milnacipran

    Milnacipran

    Q. Is Milnacipran addictive?
    Milnacipran does not cause addiction
    Q. Is Milnacipran narcotic?
    Milnacipran is not a narcotic
    Q. Is Milnacipran a generic or a controlled substance?
    Milnacipran is a generic and not a controlled substance
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    Q. Does Milnacipran cause weight loss?
    Milnacipran may cause this side effect. Call your doctor if you experience any unusual problems during your treatment.

    Content on this page was last updated on 13 September, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)