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A 24-year-old male asked:

Please urgent would cymbalta (duloxetine) affect blood preasure? or affect the heart is it deadly?

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Dr. Jane Steiner
Psychiatry 44 years experience
Yes ...: It could possibly increase blood pressure, although in my experience that has not been a big problem.
Dr. Jane Steiner
Psychiatry 44 years experience
Provided original answer
I have never seen Cymbalta affect the heart; I would NEVER prescribe it if I had any reason to think it was deadly. You sound very anxious.
Mar 7, 2014
Dr. Judith Tellerman
Clinical Psychology 43 years experience
MEDICATION: Best to discuss medication with your Psychiatrist. If uncomfortable with your Dr. consult another for a second opinion. Have a physical exam by a Dr. to determine if you have a physical illness. Consult with a Clinical Psychologist for psychotherapy with ZOOM sessions. Fears and anxiety could be heightened due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Stay safe & hopeful to elevate your immune system.

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