You may be able to find Medicare plan options in your area that cover Savella (Milnacipran). Learn more about Savella and find Medicare Advantage plans in your area that cover other prescription drugs.
Chemical name: Milnacipran
Brand name: Savella
Typical dosage: 50mg
Typical type: Tablet1
Savella is a medication used to treat fibromyalgia. It is available as a brand name drug and typically comes as an oral tablet.
Savella is a medication that contains the active ingredient Milnacipran. It is used for the management of fibromyalgia.
Savella works by increasing norepinephrine and serotonin in the body to reduce symptoms of fibromyalgia. It is usually taken twice daily.
Common side effects of Savella include hot flashes, sweating, headache, upset stomach, constipation, dry mouth, dizziness and insomnia.
How much does Savella cost with Medicare?
Savella coverage and costs may vary based on the specific plan you have, as well as what coverage stage you're in.
Contact your plan carrier or consult your plan formulary for more cost information.
Does Medicare cover Savella?
According to GoodRx, 64% of Medicare Advantage plans and Medicare Part D plans covered Savella in 2023.1
Medicare Advantage plans or Part D plans that cover Savella include copay amounts that can range widely from one plan to another. Plan members may also be responsible for meeting a deductible before the plan’s drug coverage kicks in.
Medicare Advantage plans that offer prescription drug coverage are called Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug Plans (MA-PD). 89% of 2023 Medicare Advantage plans included prescription drug coverage.2
Medicare prescription drugs plans each have their own formulary, or drug list, that details what prescription drugs are covered by the plan and how they are covered.
Drug coverage may vary based on plan availability. You may be able to find Medicare Advantage plan options in your area that cover Savella. We represent carriers such as Humana, UnitedHealthcare®, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Aetna, Cigna Healthcare, Wellcare, or Kaiser Permanente.
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Your doctor will likely have you start at a low dose of Savella and gradually increase your dosage over time.
Let your doctor know if you have a history of depression, suicidal thoughts or suicidal actions. Savella can increase the risk of these symptoms, especially in young adults. This medication is not approved to treat depression.
This article is for informational purposes only. It is not healthcare advice, treatment, or diagnosis. It is not an endorsement of or recommendation for this medication. Speak to your doctor or healthcare provider about your specific healthcare needs, including your prescription medications. Only take medication as directed by your doctor.
Coverage and costs of prescription medications will vary by Medicare plan. Not all plans are available in all areas.
Written by Hayden Gharibyar, Pharm.D.
1 GoodRx. Savella. Retrieved October 2023, from www.goodrx.com/Savella/medicare-coverage.