A 44-year-old female asked:
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is it safe to take a tca or a ssnri for nerve pain if i had palpitations on low doses of first cymbalta (duloxetine) (60mgod), then gabapentin(100mgbid)?

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Dr. Harinder Gill
39 years experience Cardiology
Palpitations: although there is some electrophysiologic effect with the above medicines in the absence of a clinical trial tolerability can not be assessed. Following initial dosing to steady-state an ECG may be of value in assessing the potential for arrhythmia by observing intervals such as the QT. Discuss this with the prescribing physician
Answered on Jan 16, 2015
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