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What is duloxetine prescribed for?

What is duloxetine prescribed for?

Cymbalta (duloxetine): Used for major depressive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, stress urinary incontinence, painful peripheral neuropathy such as in diabetes, fibromyalgia, chronic musculoskeletal pain associated with osteoarthritis, lower back pain, interstitial cystitis, chronic fatigue syndrome. ...Read more

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What situations is duloxetine taken in?

What situations is duloxetine taken in?

Cymbalta (duloxetine): Cymbalta (duloxetine) is indicated for treatment of depression, fibromyalgia and diabetic peripheral neuropathy. It may be beneficial in some types of anxiety disorders as well. ...Read more

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Is it okay for my dentist to prescribe duloxetine/cymbalta for tooth pain?

Is it okay for my dentist to prescribe duloxetine/cymbalta for tooth pain?

Not recommended: Cymbalta (duloxetine) is a drug prescribed for neuropathic pain (e.g. diabetic neuropathy) or any other chronic pain. Dental pain is considered acute pain and common painkillers meds are NSAIDs, Tylenol (acetaminophen) and opioids. Maybe you have a peripheral neuropathy near your tooth that mimics toothache?
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Is it effective to take duloxetine/cymbalta 60mg for anxiety?

Is it effective to take duloxetine/cymbalta 60mg for anxiety?

Cymbalta (duloxetine) can calm: Cymbalta (duloxetine) is fda approved for the treatment of anxiety in adults and in my experience it is quite effective. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take duloxetine along with klonopin (clonazepam)?

Is it safe to take duloxetine along with klonopin (clonazepam)?

Yes: There are no drug-drug interactions between Cymbalta (duloxetine) and klonopin. These medications are used together frequently in psychiatric practice. ...Read more

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How dangerous is it taking 60mg of duloxetine together with amphetamine daily? Just enough for energy throughout the day.

How dangerous is it taking 60mg of duloxetine together with amphetamine daily? Just enough for energy throughout the day.

Work with MD: There is an increased risk for higher blood pressure, rapid heart rate and very rarely seizures. These are dose related. You did not mention the dose of amphetamines.
I do use this combination, if needed.
You should be monitored regularly by your doctor. ...Read more

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Before changing meds dr. Wants to try 90 cymbalta (duloxetine) -is that safe or to toxic on liver?

Before changing meds dr. Wants to try 90 cymbalta (duloxetine) -is that safe or to toxic on liver?

Cymbalta (duloxetine): 90 mg of Cymbalta (duloxetine) is a common and safe dose. Many people are actually treated with 120 mg of Cymbalta (duloxetine) per day. ...Read more

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I'm 26 y old I take cymbalta (duloxetine) 60mg and neurolith 400mg every night for 6 month. Will be there any side effects on me if I stop it?

Possibly: You do not indicate why you are taking these medications or for how long. It is not wise to discontinue any medication without discussing it with your doctor. ...Read more

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How long will the dizziness last from starting Duloxetine 30mg?

How long will the dizziness last from starting Duloxetine 30mg?

Variable: Some patients starting duloxetine will feel some dizziness for the first few days to a week. After that it often goes away as your body gets used to the drug. In some patients however it does not go away and medications may need to be changed. ...Read more

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Cymbalta (duloxetine) and desyrel- side effects, interact?

Cymbalta (duloxetine) and desyrel- side effects, interact?

None are likely,: But it is possible to develop a serotonin syndrome. As with all medications, let your doctor know if you experience anything you are not expecting. ...Read more

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I'm on duloxetine right now and love it, but sweating too much. What would be good to switch to and help with weight loss?

I'm on duloxetine right now and love it, but sweating too much. What would be good to switch to and help with weight loss?

Fix it, don't change!: Let's see if you can keep it! Sometimes this side effect clears in 2-3 months. You can also talk with your prescriber about using a low dose anticholinergic medication like cogent in 1 mg every mornning, if medically possibly. But then you may have side effects from it! Or the fall/winter is coming, cold weather, that is if living North of the equator!! If it is helping you much try to keep it. ...Read more

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I've been told there are no food restrictions for duloxetine but many foods contain tryptophan which is listed as reactive w/ it. Is it ok to eat them?

I've been told there are no food restrictions for duloxetine but many foods contain tryptophan which is listed as reactive w/ it. Is it ok to eat them?

Yes: The amount of Tryptophan in most food will not interact with Duloxetine. So go ahead enjoy your healthy food. A balance diet, Fish Oil, exercises and practicing mindfulness will help depression, anxiety and even chronic pain. ...Read more

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Can I increase my duloxetine?

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Duloxetine: Not sure what dosage u r prescribed or the symptoms u r having, or how long u been on it and what for. Your prescribing doctor would have answers for u. ...Read more

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What is duloxetine prescribed for?

Cymbalta (duloxetine): Used for major depressive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, stress urinary incontinence, painful peripheral neuropathy such as in diabetes, fibromyalgia, chronic musculoskeletal pain associated with osteoarthritis, lower back pain, interstitial cystitis, chronic fatigue syndrome. ...Read more

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How does cymbalta (duloxetine) work?

How does cymbalta (duloxetine) work?

Cymbalta (duloxetine): Is an nsri, or a norepinephrine/serotonin reuptake inhibitor. This means that Cymbalta (duloxetine) slows the breakdown of both of these neurotransmitters, which allows them to have a longer effect. ...Read more

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What situations is duloxetine taken in?

Cymbalta (duloxetine): Cymbalta (duloxetine) is indicated for treatment of depression, fibromyalgia and diabetic peripheral neuropathy. It may be beneficial in some types of anxiety disorders as well. ...Read more

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How effective is cymbalta (duloxetine)?

How effective is cymbalta (duloxetine)?

Fibromyalgia: Fair: This is one of three drugs with fda indication for fibromyalgia as well as a handful of others often used 'off label'
in this case it is started at a low dose and tapered up depending on side effects and effectiveness (i personally taper it up much more slowly than recommended to avoid dizziness and drowsiness). ...Read more

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Is cymbalta (duloxetine) 30mg addicting?

No but: There is often a discontinuation syndrome evev when stopping from the lowest dose. ...Read more

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Price range of cymbalta (duloxetine) 60mg #30?

Price range of cymbalta (duloxetine) 60mg #30?

Cymbalta (duloxetine): Average price for 60mg. Capsules is $4.10, so the total cost would be $123.30, but check with your pharmacist re. Their pricing ranges. ...Read more

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Cymbalta, (duloxetine) when is it best to take?

Cymbalta, (duloxetine) when is it best to take?

Usually: Usually taken in the morning as it can affect sleep for most. But take it depending on how you reeact to it. If you take it and it makes you tired then take it at bedtime. If you take it and it keeps you awake then take in the morning. Once you learn when the best time to take it is for you then take it each day at that time. ...Read more

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Does cymbalta (duloxetine) make you gain weight?

Does cymbalta (duloxetine) make you gain weight?

It Can: Cymbalta, (duloxetine) like many other medications, does have weight gain as a side effect. Often it is a direct side effect of the medication itself but it can also be because of increased appetite or decreased metabolism. Regardless, the short answer is yes, it can. ...Read more

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How should I stop my cymbalta (duloxetine). 30 mg.?

How should I stop my cymbalta (duloxetine). 30 mg.?

Why?: The question is why you are stopping the cymbalta (duloxetine). 30 mg is a low dose and I would not expect any withdrawal symptoms even with abrupt withdrawal, but you should always discuss with your prescribing doc any medication changes. ...Read more

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Could cymbalta (duloxetine) increase pain tolerance?

Could cymbalta (duloxetine) increase pain tolerance?

Yes: Cymbalta (duloxetine) can be used to manage chronic pain (neuropathic), if that is what you mean pain tolerance, the answer's yes. ...Read more