Cymbalta (Duloxetine) is developed to treat major depressive disorder and general anxiety disorder.
Cymbalta is developed to treat major depressive disorder and general anxiety disorder. This medicine is an antidepressant that belongs to selective serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SSNRIs).
The working mechanism of Cymbalta improves certain mood problems by rehabilitating the balance of natural substances in the brain (serotonin and norepinephrine. This medicine may also be prescribed in order to heal pain, caused by the damage of the nerves in patients with diabetes. Your doctor may also prescribe this medicine for other health states.
Do not chew or crush the tablet! Swallow the whole capsule.
It may take about 4 weeks before you notice betterment. Do not stop Cymbalta therapy without first talking to your health care specialist!
Cymbalta Safety Information
Do not start taking Cymbalta within 2 weeks after stopping an MAO inhibitor. After you stop taking Cymbalta, you must wait at least 5 days before you start any MAOI. You should not take Cymbalta in case you have an allergy to Duloxetine, or if you have untreated glaucoma.
Cymbalta Side Effects
You may have suicidal thoughts about suicide when you first start taking an antidepressant, especially if you are under 24 years old. You may require close medical monitoring. Visit your health care regularly, while going thru the therapy! Your family members should be informed about how important the changes in the mood may be.
You should immediately contact a doctor in case you notice any signs of the allergy: difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat; skin rash or hives.
You should immediately contact a doctor in case you notice any signs of the following side effects: restlessness, overactive reflexes, fainting, coma, hallucinations, loss of coordination; loss of appetite, dark urine, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes), stomach pain, low fever, clay-colored stools; black, bloody, or tarry stools; diarrhea, fever, nausea, vomiting, or fast heartbeat; easy bruising or bleeding, nosebleeds.
Inform your health care provider in case you notice signs of worsening. Contact your doctor immediately if you notice anxiety, hyperactive (mentally or physically), panic attacks, trouble sleeping, behaviour changes, mood changes, or in case you become impulsive, agitated, hostile, aggressive, irritable, restless, hyperactive (mentally or physically), more depressed. Seek medical attention if you have suicidal thoughts or thoughts about hurting yourself!
In case of pregnancy contact your health care provider immediately! Cymbalta may cause harm to the fetus. It may be dangerous for an infant as well. This medicine extracts into the breast-milk. Talk to your doctor also if you have plans for the pregnancy, or if you are breast-feeding.
Never give this medicine to children 18 years old without the recommendation of a doctor.