Fetzima

(Levomilnacipran)

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Fetzima (Levomilnacipran) may be effective in treating depression. It can be expensive because it's only available as a brand name.

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Quick facts about Fetzima
  • Drug class: Mental health
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available

Upsides

  • Less likely to cause withdrawal if you stop taking Fetzima (Levomilnacipran) suddenly.
  • You only need to take it once a day.
  • Cost-saving program may help with initial co-pays if too high.
  • Doesn't cause changes in your weight compared to other similar medicines.
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Downsides

  • Can raise your heart beat and blood pressure.
  • More likely to cause nausea than other similar medications.
  • Can cause erectile dysfunction and problems urinating.
  • You have to avoid alcohol because it can affect how the Fetzima (Levomilnacipran) gets into your system.
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How it works

Fetzima (Levomilnacipran) is a serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI) antidepressant. It increases serotonin and norepinephrine activity in the brain, which regulate mood.

Quick facts about Fetzima
  • Drug class: Mental health
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available

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Dosage forms

  • Extended release
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What to expect when you take Fetzima (Levomilnacipran) for Depression

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  • Possible side effects
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Lower sex drive
  • Sleep problems
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Side effect rates for Fetzima (Levomilnacipran)

Risks and Warnings for Fetzima (Levomilnacipran)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • Age 24 years or younger

    Like with other antidepressants, Fetzima (Levomilnacipran) might increase the risk of suicidal thoughts or behavior during the first few weeks of starting Fetzima (Levomilnacipran). Go to the emergency room or talk to your doctor right away if your mood suddenly darkens or you want to hurt yourself.

    This is a black box warning. The FDA requires this warning when there is a significant risk of serious or life-threatening effects that anyone taking the drug should consider.

Means that some groups have a high risk of experiencing this side effect

Common concerns from people taking Fetzima (Levomilnacipran)

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Price
  • Cost-saving program may help with initial co-pays if too high.
Alcohol
  • Don't drink alcohol while taking Fetzima (Levomilnacipran) since it can speed up how quickly Fetzima (Levomilnacipran) gets into your body.
  • You have to avoid alcohol because it can affect how the Fetzima (Levomilnacipran) gets into your system.
Weight
  • Doesn't cause changes in your weight compared to other similar medicines.