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How do SNRIs like Savella treat FM?

Expert:   Betty Keller, MD, FACR, Board Certified Internal Medicine & Rheumatology »

Curious as to how SNRIs can treat fibromyalgia symptoms? Watch this to find out!

Transcript: Savella, is an SNRI, or selective serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor. It is similar to SNRIs used to treat depression, but in the U.S. it is ONLY approved to treat fibromyalgia. For people with fibromyalgia it can relieve pain and improves physical function by increasing available levels of serotonin and norepinepherine, two neurotransmitters in the brain that moderate pain. For more answers to your fibromyalgia questions, check out other videos in this series. More »

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