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can i take cymbalta (duloxetine) if i have chronic kidney disease and hypertension?

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Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Cymbalta (duloxetine): It is ok to take Cymbalta (duloxetine) with chronic kidney disease and hypertension.
Answered on Nov 11, 2019
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Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
43 years experience Internal Medicine
Cymbalta (duloxetine): Cymbalta (duloxetine) can accumulate if the kidneys are impaired in their function. Then Cymbalta (duloxetine) doses have to be modified. But, yes, Cymbalta (duloxetine) can be taken with CKD and Hi BP safely, with careful dosing. It will not elevate BP or worsen CKD.
Answered on Aug 25, 2014

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