Cymbalta Side Effects
Cymbalta | duloxetine has been shown to cause side effects such as
- decrease in sexual desire
- dry mouth
- increase in sweating
- loss of appetite
- nausea or vomiting
- sore throat
- difficulty sleeping
Warnings & Recalls for Cymbalta
- Cymbalta has received a black box warning for an increased risk of suicidal thinking and behavior in child, adolescent, and young adult sufferers of major depressive disorder. Patients should be closely monitored in the initial statements of treatment for any signs of worsening or risk of suicide.
- Nursing mothers should not use Cymbalta, as the effects of passing the medication through breast milk to a newborn are unknown.
- Cymbalta carries a risk for severe skin reaction and abnormal bleeding.
- If any side effects such as black or bloody stools, vomit with a consistency similar to coffee grounds, or seizure occurs, receive medical attention immediately.
- The rare but serious condition known as serotonin syndrome can occur when Cymbalta is improperly used with certain medications. Serotonin syndrome is characterized by hallucinations, abnormal restlessness, decreased coordination, rapid heartbeat, severe dizziness, unexplained fever, severe nausea or vomiting, and muscle spasms.
Cymbalta Treatment and Use
Cymbalta | duloxetine is a serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) medication manufactured by Eli Lilly which is prescribed as a delayed-release capsule. By increasing levels of the naturally produced brain chemicals serotonin and norepinephrine, Cymbalta maintains a healthy, well-balanced mental state, and prevents pain signals from being acknowledged by the brain.
Cymbalta has been approved for the treatment of
- Major depressive disorder
- Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)
- Diabetic patients who suffer from neuropathic pain
- Pain and tingling resulting from fibromyalgia
- Ongoing bone or muscle pain caused by osteoarthritis
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Posted on May 19, 2012