- Mar 11, 2016
Research and development are two areas that need emphasis to develop better drugs for the treatment of fibromyalgia. A recent drug, Savella (milnacipran) is being used to treat FB with excellent results. It acts by raising brain levels of serotonin, the stress buffering hormone and norepinephrine which boosts focus and energy. A patient on Savella has to reduce the intake of other drugs that raise serotonin otherwise it has few contraindications. The other drug known nomenclaturally as gamma hydrohydroxybutyrate or Xyrem stimulates deep sleep and the patient wakes up feeling much better.