About Milza: Milza 25 (Milnacipran Hydrochloride) - 25mg (10 Capsules) is a drug used to treat fibromyalgia. This drug is a serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor. It contains milnacipran hydrochloride as an active ingredient which increases the concentration of norepinephrine and serotonin hormones which are “feel good” hormones. This reduces the number of pain signals that the brain registers and the patient experiences less pain. It can be prescribed for conditions other than fibromyalgia.
How to use Milza
It is an oral prescription drug that is produced in tablet form with 25mg concentration for each tablet. A prescription from the doctor will guide you on the dose and duration of the treatment. It is best to take the tablet with food to reduce the likelihood of nausea. Avoid breaking or crushing the pill because it can alter the desired effect. Many patients have reported feeling better after using this medication for a week. Do not stop taking the medicine until the dosage is complete even when the symptoms subside.
The doctor will prescribe the correct dosage for you depending on the severity of the condition and how well you respond to the first treatment. Patients who are in a lot of pain ideally get a larger dose. The doctor will start you off on a low dose and gradually increase the dose to find the best dose that controls symptoms while avoiding side effects. This drug should be taken once or twice a day with food. The typical dose of Milza 25mg is between 50mg and 100mg per day. Do not take more than the prescribed dose. If you miss a dose, take it immediately unless it is close to your next dose.
Milza Side Effects
Milza (Milnacipran Hydrochloride) has some side effects including stomach discomfort, constipation, diarrhea, nausea and vomiting, headaches, dizziness and dry mouth. Apart from these, patients can experience more severe side effects like insomnia, change in taste, flushing, unexpected change in weight, decreased sex drive, joint and muscle pain, painful urination and uncontrolled muscle movement and tremors. Contact your doctor immediately if you experience these severe side effects.
It is paramount to inform your doctor if you have decreased liver or kidney function as the effects can be severe. Other medical conditions that can render you unfit for Milza include glaucoma, enlarged prostate, a history of seizures, depression or hemophilia. If you experience any allergic reactions, immediately call an ambulance. This medicine is not suitable for pregnant women or breastfeeding mothers.