What is Ixel (Milnacipran) used for?
Ixel (Milnacipran) is oral serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI) used to treat patients who are suffering from fibromyalgia. The medication adjusts the levels of neurotransmitters in the brain to stop nerve signals from being sent to reduce the occurrence of pain associated with this condition. Even though this medication is similar to antidepressant medications, it is not used for the treatment of depression. Your doctor may prescribe its use for the treatment of other unlisted conditions, as well.
How should I use Ixel (Milnacipran)?
Follow your doctor`s instructions while using Ixel (Milnacipran) to get the most effective results from treatment. The typical dosage is one tablet administered twice daily, but your individual instructions will depend on your weight, age, health condition, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed with a large glass of water and may be taken on an empty stomach, but a meal or snack is suggested if you get an upset stomach. Ask your pharmacist or doctor any questions you have about the medicine to make sure you are using it correctly.
What are the side effects of Ixel (Milnacipran)?
Side effects that may occur while using Ixel (Milnacipran) include:
Serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention include hypertension, stiff muscles, hallucinations, vomiting, intense diarrhoea, difficulty concentrating, painful urination, sensitive skin, easier bruising, irregular heartbeats, chest pain, trouble breathing, severe stomach pain, darkened urine, discoloured stools, or jaundice. Contact your doctor as soon as you experience any unusual symptoms to make sure the correct changes are made to your application frequency or dosage to stop further health problems from occurring.
Ixel (Milnacipran) should not be used to treat patients who are allergic to milnacipran or who have taken an MAOI medication within the last two weeks. Also inform your doctor if you have glaucoma, heart disease, seizures, bipolar disorder, an enlarged prostate, irregular heartbeats, hypertension, a history of alcoholism, a history of suicidal thoughts, or a clotting disorder. These conditions may cause unexpected problems during treatment requiring special adjustments to your regimen.
Strictly use Ixel (Milnacipran) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Ixel (Milnacipran) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.