Cymbalta is an FDA approved medication for the management of anxiety, depression, and diabetic peripheral neuropathic pain. Cymbalta contains Duloxetine that is categorised under the class of serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI’s). It shows its effect by enhancing the level of neurotransmitters viz. serotonin and norepinephrine that helps to regulate mood and avert the pain signals that transmits through the brain. It also responsible for the treatment of pain allied with the osteoarthritis. Cymbalta is responsible for the treatment of major depressive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder and relieve the related symptoms. Cymbalta is responsible for the cure of pain associated with the diabetic peripheral neuropathic pain, chronic osteoarthritis pain, Fibromyalgia pain, chronic Low back pain.
Indications of Cymbalta
Cymbalta is indicated for the treatment of various disorders like
Major depressive disorder (MDD)
Diabetic peripheral neuropathic pain (DPNP)
Generalized Anxiety disorder (GAD)
Chronic musculoskeletal pain
How to take and when to take?
The initial dose of Cymbalta is 30mg per day and can be increased up to 60mg per day. You can have this formulation by mouth with a glass of water once in a day. Take the medicine with the meal to avoid any type of stomach disturbance. Don’t interrupt the treatment if you start feeling feel or see the signs of improvement as a sudden interruption may result in the unpleasant side effects.
What to do in case of missed dose?
If you forget to take the dose on schedule time take it as soon as you recall, but if the time is almost near to the next dose skip the missed dose and continue with the regular schedule. Do not take more than one dose at a time.
What to do in case of overdose?
If you have taken an overdose of Cymbalta immediately consult for the medical help. Symptoms of overdose are sleepiness, coma, seizures, irregular heartbeat, dizziness, vomiting, sudden fall or change in blood pressure, vomiting, mental confusion, and fever along with the sweating, muscular stiffness. If you feel any of the symptoms, seek medical help.
What are the adversative effects of Cymbalta?
Along with the desirable effects Cymbalta can cause some unwanted side effects too, these are as follows
Common side effects – Nausea, vomiting, dry mouth, sleeplessness, constipation, fatigue, sweating, loss of appetite, headache, muscular pain, diarrhoea, burning sensation in the heart, stomach disturbance, loss of interest in the sex or sexual desire, dizziness, excessive urination, tremor, dizziness.
Severe side effects- unusual bleeding, stomach pain, jaundice like symptoms, dark colouration of urine, weakness, fever, problematic breathing, swelling of the body parts, chest congestion, blister formation, worsening of depression.
Do’s and Don’ts
Some of the important points to remember prior the use of Cymbalta are
In case of past medical record of hypertension, cardiac problem, liver - related problems, mania, bipolar disorder, diabetes, hepatic impairment, glaucoma, low sodium level, seizures, bleeding disorder discuss it with your healthcare provider reading these problems.
Avoid driving and operating heavy machinery as this medicine can cause dizziness a concentration problem.
Limit the consumption of alcohol.
Cymbalta can be harmful to the unborn baby and new-born baby in case the patient has this medicine in the last trimester of pregnancy.
Cymbalta can be harmful to the baby as it can pass into the breast milk, so avoid its use in case of lactation or doesn’t breastfeed if you are necessary to have this medicine.
Drugs that can interact with the activity of Cymbalta are MAO inhibitor (Linezolid, isocarboxazid), Blood thinners (warfarin), ant-depressants (Amoxapine, Clomipramine), SSRI’s (Fluoxetine), psychiatric drugs like lithium, diuretics, other drugs (Ibuprofen, aspirin), antihypertensive drugs (amiodarone, Tambocor), drugs to treat heartburn (Cimetidine, Omeprazole), Antibiotics (ciprofloxacin, enoxacin).
|Strength||Cymbalta - DULOXETINE 40mg - Generic|