Information about Milnacipran

Milnacipran Uses

Milnacipran is used in the treatment of fibromyalgia and depression.

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, Dizziness, Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping), Constipation, Dryness in mouth, Headache, High blood pressure, Sweating
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Expert advice for Milnacipran

  • Milnacipran helps in treating depression and anxiety.
  • It may also  be used to treat nerve pain from diabetes and some other forms of chronic pain.
  • It may take 2 to 4 weeks for Milnacipran to start working. Keep taking it as prescribed.
  • It may cause dizziness and sleepiness. Do not drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking Milnacipran as it may cause excessive drowsiness and increase the risk of liver damage.
  • It may cause an increase in blood pressure, especially during the first month of treatment. Monitor your blood pressure regularly.
  • It may cause a sensation of restlessness, especially when you first start taking it. Inform your doctor if this happens to you.
  • Talk to your doctor if you notice sudden mood changes or develop suicidal thoughts.
  • Do not stop taking the medication suddenly without talking to your doctor.

Frequently asked questions for 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

Q. Does Milnacipran cause weight loss?

Milnacipran may cause this side effect. Call your doctor if you experience any unusual problems during your treatment.


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