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New drug approved for Fibromyalgia

Thursday 29 January 2009’s Guide to Drugs reports on the latest drug to be approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for use in Fibromyalgia.

The drug is Savella (milnacipran hydrochloride), and it was given the all-clear by the FDA on 14 January 2009.

The first drug approved specifically for Fibromyalgiawas Lyrica (pregabalin) – it was approved by the FDA in July 2007. The second was Cymbalta (duloxetine hydrochloride) in June 2008.

You can read more about it here: Fibromyalgia: Drugs Approved by the FDA to Manage Pain

The FDA also has an official information page on Fibromyalgia:

U.S. Food and Drug Administration: Living with Fibromyalgia, Drugs Approved to Manage Pain



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