What is Ixel (Milnacipran) used for?
Ixel (Milnacipran) is an oral serotonin norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor prescribed to treat patients suffering from fibromyalgia. The medication operates by balancing levels of neurotransmitters to reduce pain and discomfort associated with this condition. Your physician may also prescribe it to treat other conditions that are not listed here.
How should I use Ixel (Milnacipran)?
Ixel (Milnacipran) should always be taken according to your physician's instructions to get the most effective results. It is normally administered twice each day, but your particular dosage will depend on the severity of your symptoms and current health condition. Swallow the tablets whole along with a full glass of water. Never crush, split, or chew, the medicine as this may destroy or alter the effects of the contents. Ask your pharmacist or physician if you have any questions to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Ixel (Milnacipran)?
Some patients have reported experiencing side effects while using Ixel (Milnacipran) including:
Inform your physician if any symptoms worry you or if more serious side effects appear such as stiff muscles, seizures, hypertension, painful urination, chest pain, faintness, or discolored stools. These conditions may require medical attention or other adjustments to prevent further complications from appearing.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Ixel (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 liver disease, kidney disease or heart problems, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Patients who have thoughts of suicide or self harm while taking this medication should consult their physician immediately.
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.