Levomilnacipran Side Effects
Levomilnacipran has been studied extensively in clinical trials. In these studies, the side effects of a group of people given the drug were documented and compared to those that occurred in a similar group given a placebo (a "sugar pill" with no active ingredients). As a result, it was possible to see what side effects occurred, how often they appeared, and how they compared to the placebo.
In clinical studies, the most common levomilnacipran side effects included:
- Nausea -- in up to 17 percent of people
- Constipation -- up to 9 percent
- Excessive sweating -- up to 9 percent
- A fast heart rate (tachycardia) -- up to 6 percent
- Increases in heart rate -- up to 6 percent
- Problems achieving or maintaining an erection (erectile dysfunction) -- up to 6 percent
- Vomiting -- up to 5 percent
- Feelings of a fluttering, pounding, or racing heart -- up to 5 percent
- Ejaculation problems, such as premature ejaculation or an inability to ejaculate -- up to 5 percent.
Other reactions, occurring in 2 percent to 4 percent of people, included:
- Pain in the testicles
- Difficulty starting a flow of urine
- Increases in blood pressure or high blood pressure (hypertension)
- Low blood pressure (hypotension)
- Hot flushes
- Decreased appetite
You may experience some or none of the levomilnacipran side effects listed in this article. Unfortunately, there is no way for your healthcare provider to know beforehand if you will have problems with a medicine that you have never tried.
Therefore, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you develop any side effects while taking levomilnacipran or if you develop something that "just does not seem right." While it may not be related to the medicine, your healthcare provider will be able to diagnose and treat the problem.