What is FETZIMA used for?

What is FETZIMA used for?

FETZIMA® (levomilnacipran) extended-release capsules are a prescription medicine used to treat a certain type of depression called Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) in adults. FETZIMA is not for use for the management of fibromyalgia, and its efficacy and safety have not been established for that use.

Is FETZIMA good for anxiety?

Fetzima is approved to treat major depressive disorder (MDD), also called depression, in adults. Fetzima isn’t approved to treat anxiety, but sometimes it’s used off-label for this condition. Off-label use is when a drug that’s approved to treat one condition is used to treat a different condition.

What is the difference between milnacipran and levomilnacipran?

Levomilnacipran is the more active 1S, 2R enantiomer of the SNRI milnacipran which is a racemic mixture of the 1S, 2R and 1R, 2S enantiomers. Unlike milnacipran, levomilnacipran is not FDA approved for the treatment of fibromyalgia.

What is another name for FETZIMA?

Fetzima (levomilnacipran) is a selective serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor antidepressant (SNRI). Levomilnacipran affects chemicals in the brain that may be unbalanced in people with depression.

Can Fetzima cause weight gain?

In clinical studies, FETZIMA was not shown to affect weight. Weight gain or weight loss in people taking FETZIMA was similar to those taking placebo (“sugar pills”). In addition, this lack of effect on weight was consistent, whether FETZIMA was taken during the 8-week studies or during the long-term, 1-year study.

Does Fetzima cause hair loss?

50% of the reports of hair loss occurred in people who had been taking Fetzima for 1 to 6 months and 50% occurred in those who had been on Fetzima for 1 to 2 years. Hair loss was also reported in 2 men who had taken Fetzima. If you are concerned about hair loss with Fetzima, talk to your doctor.

Is it better to take Fetzima in the morning or night?

When is the best time to take Fetzima (levomilnacipran)? Fetzima (levomilnacipran) should be taken at the same time each day. Some people may experience sleepiness and drowsiness when they first start taking this medication and might take it at night time. Talk to your healthcare provider for exact directions.

What is the brand name for levomilnacipran?

Levomilnacipran (brand name Fetzima) is an antidepressant which was approved in the United States in 2013 for the treatment of major depressive disorder (MDD) in adults.