A 39-year-old member asked:
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Does taking cymbalta (duloxetine) mean that I can't drink alcohol?

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Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: While an occasional alcoholic beverage probably doesn't hurt, the combination of Cymbalta (duloxetine) with heavy or chronic alcohol use can cause liver damage. Also, if you are taking it for depression, you should avoid alcohol because it is a depressant.
Answered on Oct 4, 2016

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