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Cymbalta Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Cymbalta is an antidepressant medication. It contain the active ingredient duloxetine hydrochloride, which is a type of antidepressant known as a serotonin and noradrenaline reuptake inhibitor. It works by restoring the balance of two kinds of natural substances such as neurotransmitters known as serotonin and norepinephrine in the brain.

Cymbalta Dosage

  • For the treatment of Major Depression, the total daily dose ranges from 40 milligrams to 60 milligrams.
  • For the treatment of Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy, the usual starting dose is 60 milligrams taken once daily.

Uses of Cymbalta

  • Cymbalta is used to treat major depressive disorder.
  • It may also be used to treats other medical conditions those are listed in this medication guide.

Side Effects of Cymbalta

If you are using Cymbalta, then discuss the side effects of Cymbalta with your doctor and if you feel any develop or change in intensity, then tell your doctor immediately. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe to continue using Cymbalta. Side effects may include:

  • Dry mouth
  • Headache
  • Insomnia
  • Impotence
  • Hot flushes
  • Increase in blood pressure
  • Cold hands
  • Jaundice

Warnings and precautions before taking Cymbalta:

  • After taken this medicine, then you may feel dizzy, or drowsiness. So you should not participate in any activities that require alertness such as driving and operate machinery.
  • You should not be used this medication if you have certain medical conditions. Before using this medicine, you should consult with your doctor if you have severe kidney disease, glaucoma.
  • It is unknown if this medication passes into breast milk. Breast-feeding while you are taking this drug is not recommended. So you should consult with your doctor before breast-feeding.

Drug Interaction:- If you are taking certain drugs with Cymbalta, then it may be increased, decreased, or altered the effects of Cymbalta. So discuss with your doctor before combining Cymbalta with the following:

  • Zoloft
  • Flecainide
  • Propafenone
  • Quinidine
Overdose

After taking Cymbalta, If you feel that overdose is suspected, then contact with your doctor immediately. Symptoms of Cymbalta overdose may include:

  • Seizures
  • Drowsiness
  • Hyperactivity
  • Enlarged pupils


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