Description

Cymbalta (duloxetine) is a selective serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SSNRI) used to treat depression, anxiety, fibromyalgia, and nerve pain. Cymbalta is available in generic form.

Side effects of Cymbalta include:

nausea,

dry mouth,

constipation,

loss of appetite,

tiredness,

drowsiness,

increased sweating,

urinary hesitancy or retention (or inability to urinate), and

decreased sex drive (libido). Cymbalta may also cause weight gain. Cymbalta should be taken with food. Other drugs may interact with duloxetine, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Tell your doctor about all your current medicines and any medicine you start or stop using. Cymbalta can increase blood pressure so tell your doctor if you have high blood pressure.

Dosages of Cymbalta:

Adult and Pediatric Dosage Forms and Strengths

Capsule, delayed release

20mg

30mg

60mg

solution

20mg/mL

Cymbalta can interact with other drugs. Cymbalta may cause a serious condition called serotonin syndrome if taken together with certain medicines. Symptoms of serotonin syndrome include agitation, hallucinations, fever, sweating, shivering, fast heart rate, muscle stiffness, twitching, loss of coordination, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. You should not take Cymbalta if you are taking an MAO inhibitor. You should not take Cymbalta if you have uncontrolled narrow-angle glaucoma or are being treated with methylene blue. Cymbalta should not be given to a child younger than 18 years old. Cymbalta should not be taken during pregnancy unless your doctor has told you to do so. Cymbalta passes into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. You should not breast-feed while taking Cymbalta. Older adults may be more sensitive to the side effects of

Uses

Cymbalta should not be given to a child younger than 18 years old. Cymbalta should not be taken during pregnancy unless your doctor has told you to do so. Cymbalta passes into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. You should not breast-feed while taking Cymbalta.

Older adults may be more sensitive to the side effects of Cymbalta, especially low blood pressure, drowsiness, and dizziness when standing up. These side effects can increase the risk of falling.

You should not take Cymbalta if you are allergic to duloxetine, or if you have:

narrow-angle glaucoma;

a recent history of a heart attack (within the past 2 weeks);

or if you are being treated with methylene blue injection. Cymbalta may cause a serious condition called serotonin syndrome if taken together with certain medicines. Symptoms of serotonin syndrome include agitation, hallucinations, fever, sweating, shivering, fast heart rate, muscle stiffness, twitching, loss of coordination, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. You should not take Cymbalta if you are taking an MAO inhibitor. Cymbalta can interact with other drugs. Cymbalta may increase blood pressure so tell your doctor if you have high blood pressure. Cymbalta should be taken with food.