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A 63-year-old member asked:

can i take cymbalta (duloxetine) and gabapentin together?

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Dr. Tom Harrington
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Cymbalta/gabapentin: I think both could be taken together-both are indicated for neuropathic pain and both are not habit forming.
Dr. William Holmes
Child Psychiatry 34 years experience
Yes: There is no particular reason why you couldn't, although both medicines can cause sedation, so you would want to be careful about that side effect.

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How does cymbalta (duloxetine) work differently from gabapentin for CIPN?

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Dr. Lee Peter Bee
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Different mechanism: Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) are often treated with neuropathic medicine (e.g. Gabapentin) or selective serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (Cymbalta/Duloxetine). Gabapentin works by mimic GABA receptors (mainly inhibitory receptors) in the synaptic pathway, reduce excitation of neurons. Duloxetine is believe to inhibit pro-inflammatory cytokines in the brain.
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A 67-year-old female asked:

Can I take Cymbalta (duloxetine) with gabapentin?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Interaction checker: "Using gabapentin together with DULoxetine may increase side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty concentrating. Some people may also experience some impairment in thinking and judgment." See: http://www.drugs.com/interactions-check.php?drug_list=1147-0,949-2273

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