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Duloxetine

A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Duloxetine: Not sure what dosage u r prescribed or the symptoms u r having, or how long u been on it and what for. Your prescribing doctor would have answers for ... Read More
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A 72-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ruth Seaman
25 years experience in Psychiatry
A multi-use medicine: Duloxetine increases the amount of norepinephrine and serotonin in the tiny space between neurons for a few microseconds. More importanly for the tre ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Cymbalta (duloxetine): Used for major depressive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, stress urinary incontinence, painful peripheral neuropathy such as in diabetes, fibr ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
35 years experience in Psychiatry
Cymbalta (duloxetine): Is an nsri, or a norepinephrine/serotonin reuptake inhibitor. This means that Cymbalta (duloxetine) slows the breakdown of both of these neurotransmi ... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience in Pain Management
No: Cymbalta (duloxetine) is not an addictive medication but if abused may lead and result in the classic cycle of addiction for a long period of time. Cy ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Liebowitz
38 years experience in Psychiatry
Yes: Cymbalta (duloxetine) is an snri which means it affects both norepinephrine and serotonin. The norepinephrine causes a pseudoantichoinergic effect li ... Read More
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maggie Carpenter
23 years experience in Family Medicine
Too many meds: Taking all of these medications together is not a good idea. You run the risk of serotonin syndrome, a potentially lethal condition and you are at inc ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olukayode Awosika
29 years experience in Psychiatry
Cymbalta (duloxetine): Cymbalta (duloxetine) is indicated for treatment of depression, fibromyalgia and diabetic peripheral neuropathy. It may be beneficial in some types of ... Read More
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Yes, some major: The major alerts are for the risk of serotonin syndrome. Several other concerns exist between these drugs and include increased risks for the common s ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
39 years experience in Psychiatry
Common: You should be in psychotherapy and discuss with your psychotherapists other ways to decrease your anxiety. However, combining clonopin and Cymbalta (d ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience in Dentistry
Better Choices: There are better choices your dentist can make. Speak to them regarding your concerns.
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Dr. Mary Ann Block
31 years experience in General Practice
Be very careful: Cymbalta, (duloxetine) like any ssri or snri, can create a physical dependency because of the effect they have on neurotransmitters. Everyone should b ... Read More
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
39 years experience in Psychiatry
Talk to your psych: I would personally stop the Cymbalta gradually while adding in saphris, (asenapine) latuda, depakote, or fanapt. Discuss with your psychiatrist first.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Bey
56 years experience in Psychiatry
No: Wellbutrin doesn't Prozac may but also can have weight loss Cymbalta (duloxetine) may in my experience few pts complain of wt gain with any of these m ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patricia Foster
43 years experience in Psychiatry
Can be: A common side effect of Zoloft (sertraline) is drowsiness. Bedtime dosing may allay the problem. Be sure to discuss any side effects with your prescri ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
35 years experience in Psychiatry
None are likely,: But it is possible to develop a serotonin syndrome. As with all medications, let your doctor know if you experience anything you are not expecting.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Konold
32 years experience in Family Medicine
Probably not : That is a complex disorder not easily treated with just a pill. See a psychiatrist.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Patterson
48 years experience in Psychiatry
Cymbalta (duloxetine) can calm: Cymbalta (duloxetine) is fda approved for the treatment of anxiety in adults and in my experience it is quite effective.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Bey
56 years experience in Psychiatry
No: It's is a minor tranquilizer--for Effexor (venlafaxine) discontinuance symptoms the best is take a small (37.5) of effexor (venlafaxine).
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
No: Lyrica (pregabalin) is an anticonvulsant, used to treat neuropathic pain and partial seizures. It's also been found to help anxiety and chronic pain ... Read More
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
If you are asking: about possible drug interactions- yes, Lyrica (pregabalin) may have moderate interactions will zoloft, buspar, risperidal and ativan. There are no rep ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leslie Howell
19 years experience in psychiatry
The release: Regular Effexor (venlafaxine) tablets (immediate release form) need to be taken 2-3 times a day. The xr is an extended release version of Effexor (ve ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Reynolds
32 years experience in Psychiatry
Yes: There are no drug-drug interactions between Cymbalta (duloxetine) and klonopin. These medications are used together frequently in psychiatric practice ... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Could: You specify which symptoms are in question?
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfred Forrester
41 years experience in Psychiatry
Different compounds: Cymbalta and Effexor (venlafaxine) XR are different chemical compounds which are both used to treat depression and anxiety disorders; however, they sh ... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Srur
41 years experience in Psychiatry
Work with MD: There is an increased risk for higher blood pressure, rapid heart rate and very rarely seizures. These are dose related. You did not mention the dos ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Too many medications: Nope. Only because you are on too many medications at once. This level of medications cannot possibly be safe in any circumstance. There is no scien ... Read More
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Long
8 years experience in Internal Medicine
Cymbalta (duloxetine) : Cymbalta (duloxetine) does not significantly tax the liver. I am curious as to where your stents are?
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A 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Interaction checker: "Using gabapentin together with DULoxetine may increase side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty concentrating. Some people may also ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jane Steiner
42 years experience in Psychiatry
Yes ...: It could possibly increase blood pressure, although in my experience that has not been a big problem.
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daryl Tanski
Specializes in Psychiatry
Redundant: The combination of sertraline and duloxetine is therapeutically redenant. The combination poses a risk of serotonin syndrome.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
21 years experience in Psychiatry
Possibly: You do not indicate why you are taking these medications or for how long. It is not wise to discontinue any medication without discussing it with you ... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amrit Singh
50 years experience in Cardiology
Long or short ?: 8to 12 hrs for regular and unto next day for extended release
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Hazlett
53 years experience in Psychiatry
Maybe.: Olanzapine often causes weight gain and at times elevated blood sugar, cholesterol and triglycerides. It is a major side effect of olanzapine. Duloxet ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Please don't.: Taking alcohol with Cymbalta (duloxetine) can increase risk of liver damage.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felix Toro
39 years experience in Anti-Aging Medicine
Fix it,don't change!: Let's see if you can keep it! Sometimes this side effect clears in 2-3 months. You can also talk with your prescriber about using a low dose anticholi ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felix Toro
39 years experience in Anti-Aging Medicine
Yes: The amount of Tryptophan in most food will not interact with Duloxetine. So go ahead enjoy your healthy food. A balance diet, Fish Oil, exercises and ... Read More
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