THE SAVELLA PATIENT SAVINGS PROGRAM IS AVAILABLE FOR ELIGIBLE* PATIENTS.
With the SAVELLA Savings Program, commercially insured patients may pay as little as $20 for a 30-day or 90-day prescription — that’s as little as 23 cents per day with a 90-day prescription.
Talk to your healthcare provider about a 90-day prescription to potentially maximize your savings and minimize trips to the pharmacy.
*Eligible patients may pay as little as $20 per 30- or 90-day SAVELLA prescription fill. Check with your pharmacist for your out-of-pocket cost. Maximum savings limit applies; patient out-of-pocket expense may vary. Patients residing in or receiving treatment in certain states may not be eligible. Offer not valid for patients enrolled in Medicare, Medicaid, or other federal or state healthcare programs. See back of card for full terms and conditions or click here.
ADDITIONAL PATIENT ASSISTANCE
Through the myAbbVie Assist program, you may be eligible to receive free SAVELLA tablets if you:
Have been prescribed SAVELLA tablets
Have limited or no health insurance coverage
Live in the United States
Are being treated by a licensed U.S. healthcare provider on an outpatient basis
If you have insurance, we will review your qualifying financial need based on a combination of your insurance coverage, household income, and out-of-pocket medical expenses during the application process. Review the income guidelines used to evaluate qualifying financial need. If you would like to apply, you should work with your healthcare provider to submit a program application. Medicare patients may also qualify for Extra Help from Medicare.
DEVELOPING A TREATMENT PLAN
BE READY & BE HEARD
Your healthcare provider may ask about your symptoms, lifestyle, and/or medical history:
- When did you notice your symptoms?
- How frequently do your symptoms show up?
- Can you attribute your symptoms to anything?
That’s why it is important to speak up at your next visit – educate yourself on fibromyalgia so you can have a productive conversation with your healthcare provider. Be open and honest and remember the conversation should go both ways.
If you think you may have fibromyalgia, or have been diagnosed and your current treatment is not working, then consider SAVELLA and ask your healthcare provider if it may be right for you.
What is fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia is a common, chronic medical condition that affects an estimated 4 million people in the United States. Despite its prevalence, fibromyalgia is commonly undiagnosed or misdiagnosed. Although fibromyalgia impacts both men and women of all ages, it is most common among women (80-90% of cases). The average age of diagnosis is 35 to 45 years old – symptoms may appear much earlier. There is a range of symptoms associated with fibromyalgia, including chronic, widespread pain and tenderness lasting more than 3 months.
What causes fibromyalgia?
The cause of fibromyalgia is unknown. Existing evidence shows that fibromyalgia is not caused by muscle inflammation. Many experts believe that fibromyalgia is associated with changes in the processing of pain signals in the brain and spinal cord. So for someone living with fibromyalgia, sensitivity to pain is heightened due to this change in pain processing. Learn more about the causes of fibromyalgia.
Fibromyalgia is a condition that can be misdiagnosed. And, sadly, some patients spend years seeing many healthcare providers before they are diagnosed and get the help they need. But fibromyalgia is a condition that can be managed with proper treatment. Keep in mind, effective management of fibromyalgia often requires a team effort. You should work closely with a healthcare provider who is familiar with treating it, and who may advise you to take medication and make lifestyle changes.
HOW SAVELLA WORKS
What is SAVELLA?
Studies have shown that SAVELLA can provide overall fibromyalgia relief*
*SAVELLA was not studied to measure these individually.
In clinical studies, some patients who rated their overall well-being as "much" or "very much" improved experienced improvement in their pain as soon as one week.
However, it may take several weeks for other patients to feel the effect of SAVELLA.
What should I tell my healthcare provider before taking SAVELLA?
- have heart problems or high blood pressure
- have liver problems
- have kidney problems
- have or had seizures or convulsions
- have bipolar disorder or mania
- have low sodium levels in your blood
- have or had bleeding problems
- drink alcohol. Talk to your healthcare provider about how often you drink alcohol and how much you drink
- have any other medical conditions
- are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if SAVELLA will harm your unborn baby
Tell your healthcare provider about all your prescription and over-the-counter medications. To avoid a potentially serious or life-threatening condition, tell your healthcare provider if you are taking:
- Medication prescribed for a psychiatric or neurological condition including other selective serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs), selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), certain migraine or headache medications (triptans), or tryptophan
- NSAID pain relievers (such as ibuprofen or naproxen), aspirin, warfarin, or other blood thinners
Tell your healthcare provider if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant during therapy, or breastfeeding. Learn more about taking SAVELLA.
How should I take SAVELLA?
Always take SAVELLA as prescribed by your healthcare provider. Your healthcare provider may start you with the titration pack - increasing your dose gradually during the first week until you reach the recommended 100 mg/day dose. You should take SAVELLA by mouth twice daily, with or without food. Keep in mind that you may find taking SAVELLA more tolerable if you take it with a meal. Learn more about taking SAVELLA.
What should I do if I need to stop taking SAVELLA?
To avoid potential withdrawal symptoms, never reduce your dose or stop taking SAVELLA on your own. Always talk to your healthcare professional first.
- As with other medications in its class (SNRIs and SSRIs), stopping SAVELLA too quickly could result in withdrawal symptoms.
- Rather than stopping abruptly, your healthcare professional will help you reduce your dose gradually.
- SAVELLA is not a narcotic medication and does not cause addiction. Additionally, studies have shown that SAVELLA has a very low potential for abuse.
What are the most common side effects of SAVELLA?
The most common side effect associated with SAVELLA treatment is nausea. In clinical trials, patients experiencing nausea described it as mild to moderate. Approximately 6% of those taking SAVELLA discontinued due to nausea vs 1% for those taking a sugar pill (placebo).
Other common side effects of SAVELLA were headache, constipation, dizziness, insomnia, hot flush, hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), vomiting, palpitations, increased heart rate, dry mouth, and hypertension. This is not a complete list of side effects. Please ask your healthcare provider about possible risks and side effects and see the Important Safety Information about SAVELLA.
In clinical trials, SAVELLA was not shown to be associated with weight gain or weight loss. Patients in clinical trials who took SAVELLA had an average weight loss of 1.76 lbs compared to patients in the placebo group who lost an average of .44 lbs.
What is the SAVELLA Savings Program?
The SAVELLA Savings Program provides eligible patients with copay assistance. Depending on your insurance coverage, most eligible patients may pay as little as $20 per 30-day supply for each of up to twelve (12) prescription fills OR per 60-day supply for each of up to six (6) prescription fills OR per 90-day supply for each of up to four (4) prescription fills. Check with your pharmacist for your copay discount. Maximum savings limit applies; patient out-of-pocket expense may vary.
How can I get a savings card?
You can register for a savings card online or receive a physical card from your healthcare provider.
How old do I have to be to get a savings card?
This offer is valid only for patients 18 years of age or older and is good for use only with a valid prescription for SAVELLA® (milnacipran HCl) at the time the prescription is filled by the pharmacist.