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Can cymbalta (duloxetine) increases ADHD symptoms?

Can cymbalta (duloxetine) increases ADHD symptoms?

Can cause agitation: Medications like Cymbalta (duloxetine) can cause activation and agitation causing restlessness and possible poor concentration. This is not adhd per se, but if you are more agitated and activated on the cymbalta, (duloxetine) it may mimic 'hyperactivity'. Please consult your prescribing physician as this may be a side effect of the Cymbalta (duloxetine) requiring an adjustment or change in medication. ...Read more

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (Adhd) (Definition)

A bio-psycho-social disorder characterized by inattentiveness, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. ADHD typically interferes with daily functioning or mental and social development. It is usually present in childhood, continuing into adulthood, and is genetically transmitted. ...Read more


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I take 15mg er Dexedrine for ADHD. I recently added in 30mg dr cymbalta (duloxetine). I've heard this can be a bad combo but psych prescribed it. Is it bad????

I take 15mg er Dexedrine for ADHD. I recently added in 30mg dr cymbalta (duloxetine). I've heard this can be a bad combo but psych prescribed it. Is it bad????

I would talk with Dr: Without causing unnecessary panic here... I would talk to your Dr or nurse on call today. There is an interaction listed with these 2 drugs that simple web searches will detail. If you just recently started the Cymbalta (duloxetine) it should be ok to stop immediately. Call your Dr. ...Read more

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Past month in high school took some new pills Cymbalta (duloxetine) and my other ADHD med and my ADHD med was making me throw up so I got off of it so what do I do?

Past month in high school took some new pills Cymbalta (duloxetine) and my other ADHD med and my ADHD med was making me throw up so I got off of it so what do I do?

See your doctor: Many medications can cause side effects especially when you start them initially. Try not to stop medications suddenly without a discussion with your doctor. Not all medications work for everyone and your provider can help you find a regimen of medications that work for you and decrease your side effects ...Read more

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Can cymbalta (duloxetine) cause weight loss?

Can cymbalta (duloxetine) cause weight loss?

Weight gain: All antidepressants can cause weight gain as part of their side-effect profile. In the case of Cymbalta (duloxetine) it's uncommon. ...Read more

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Does cymbalta (duloxetine) cause fatty liver?

Does cymbalta (duloxetine) cause fatty liver?

Not directly: Fatty liver comes from weight gain. The treatment is weight loss. If you gained weight while on Cymbalta (duloxetine) then indirectly it could cause fatty liver. It is not however any direct effects of the drug on the liver. Rather, it would be more of a direct effect of the drug on your appetite. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Does cymbalta (duloxetine) cause weight gain?

Does cymbalta (duloxetine) cause weight gain?

Weightgain: Weight gain is listed as one of the side effects of Cymbalta (duloxetine). Consult with your physician to address weight gain and if it is related directly to your medications. ...Read more

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Can cymbalta (duloxetine) cause night sweats?

Can cymbalta (duloxetine) cause night sweats?

Yes: It has anticholinergic side effects (dry mouth, blurred vision, constipation, and excessive sweating)--the english psychiatrists tell their patients to look forward to these symptoms because they mean the medicine is starting to work! ...Read more

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Does cymbalta (duloxetine) help with depression?

Does cymbalta (duloxetine) help with depression?

Cymbalta (duloxetine): Cymbalta (duloxetine) is approved for treatment of major depression. Most of the consumer marketing has focusted on its use in pain conditions. It is in the class of snri drugs that are effective anti depressants and anti anxiety drugs. In my practice I have found it very useful and have seen it help many persons with depression. ...Read more

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Can I take Cymbalta (duloxetine) with gabapentin?

Can I take Cymbalta (duloxetine) with gabapentin?

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 ...Read more

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Can you take cymbalta (duloxetine) on the hCG diet?

Can you take cymbalta (duloxetine) on the hCG diet?

Yes, but: The diet has been tested and even dr. Oz withdrew his support for it. The diet is extreme and unhealthy and may cause nutritional deficiencies that can even cause depression. I do not endorse this diet and the fda, webmd, and the british medical system do not support it either. ...Read more

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Can cymbalta (duloxetine) effect blood sugar levels?

Can cymbalta (duloxetine) effect blood sugar levels?

Cymbalta (duloxetine): No reported cases of changes in blood sugar levels that I am aware of. ...Read more

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Can Paxil (paroxetine) and cymbalta cuase sexual issues?

Can Paxil (paroxetine) and cymbalta cuase sexual issues?

Yes: Antidepressants in general can cause sexual side effects, which include decreased interest, inability to maintain an erection (in men) or maintain arousal, and/or inability to have an orgasm. All of these effects are mediated by a specific serotonin receptor. Of course, depression itself can lower interest in sex. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Cymbalta (duloxetine) while pregnant?

Is it safe to take Cymbalta (duloxetine) while pregnant?

Cymbalta (duloxetine) and preg: You should always consult with your obstetrician about the safety of any medications to be taken during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can I take cymbalta (duloxetine) and gabapentin together?

Cymbalta/gabapentin: I think both could be taken together-both are indicated for neuropathic pain and both are not habit forming. ...Read more

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What are cymbalta (duloxetine) and seroquel prescribed for?

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What are cymbalta (duloxetine) and seroquel prescribed for?

Cymbalta/Seroquel: Cymbalta (duloxetine) is an SNRI antidepressants prescribed for depression, neuropathic pain, etc.
Seroquel is a Neuroleptic prescribed for Schizophrenia, depression, bipolar DO, etc. ...Read more

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Can cymbalta (duloxetine) make you feel even more depressed?

Can cymbalta (duloxetine) make you feel even more depressed?

Talk to your doc: Everyone reacts differently to different medications and it is not outside the realm of possibility that you react negatively to cymbalta (duloxetine). I noticed that you also have some thyroid involvement given the metformin. The best path is to talk with your physician about your symptoms and determine together how best to proceed. ...Read more

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What is a normal dose of cymbalta (duloxetine) for depression?

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What is a normal dose of cymbalta (duloxetine) for depression?

Cymbalta (duloxetine): 60mg. Per day. Very few cases may require 90mg. Up to 120mg. ...Read more

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Can cymbalta (duloxetine) actually make a person more depressed?

Can cymbalta (duloxetine) actually make a person more depressed?

Per Drugs. Com:: 'psychiatric side effects including agitation (6%) and anxiety (3%) have been reported. Irritability, lethargy, nervousness, nightmare, restlessness, and sleep disorders have been reported frequently. Completed suicide, mania, manic switching, mood swings, pressure of speech, sluggishness, attempted suicide, aggression and anger have been reported infrequently.' did not see depression listed as a. ...Read more

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Is cymbalta (duloxetine) as strong as tramadol for pain relief?

Is cymbalta (duloxetine) as strong as tramadol for pain relief?

It's not so much: A matter of strength. They work differently and are used for different types of pain.

Tramadol is usually prescribed for acute or temporary pain and can be taken as needed. Sometimes this is not the case, but that's generally the idea.

Cymbalta is prescribed when pain is long term or chronic, and needs to be taken daily. If it's not taken as prescribed it will be much less effective. ...Read more

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My doctor prescribed cymbalta (duloxetine). Does that add pounds?

My doctor prescribed cymbalta (duloxetine). Does that add pounds?

It could: Antidepressants can have varying effects on weight. That being said, Cymbalta (duloxetine) is not one of the "weight gainers" where the probability is that the person is going to gain weight. All in all Cymbalta (duloxetine) should be weight neutral or not cause a change in weight or at most vary by +- 5-10 pounds. ...Read more

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What are the differences between Prozac and cymbalta (duloxetine)?

What are the differences between Prozac and cymbalta (duloxetine)?

Prozac (fluoxetine) lasts longer: Prozac primarily blocks serotonin reuptake. Cymbalta (duloxetine) blocks norepinephrine & serotonin reuptake. Prozac lasts up to 2 wks in your system after the last dose. Cymbalta (duloxetine) also is used to treat pain & depression. Prozac can help for some anxiety disorders, bulimia & depression. It has variable efficacy in borderline personality disorder. ...Read more

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Should savella (milnacipran) or cymbalta be taken for fibromyalgia?

Should savella (milnacipran) or cymbalta be taken for fibromyalgia?

Either might work: There are three fda approved approaches, lyrica, cymbalta, and savella (milnacipran). Would note that the latter two can cause nausea, and perhaps risk a little higher with cymbalta, but, if taken after food, can be mitigated. Would recommend you get some samples, and try for about 4 weeks, and see how you tolerate both the effects and side effects. ...Read more

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Can cymbalta, (duloxetine) campral, and antabuse be taken together?

Can cymbalta, (duloxetine) campral, and antabuse be taken together?

Yes: Acamprosate has no known drug interactions, and can be used safely with the other medications. Your doctor should have explained to you the many forms of hidden alcohol you need to avoid when taking Antabuse (disulfiram). If different doctors are prescribing the different medicines, you need to let them know all the medicines you are taking. ...Read more

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Is Cymbalta (duloxetine) considered the most potent antidepressant?

Is Cymbalta (duloxetine) considered the most potent antidepressant?

None most potent: With many classes of medications, there is no one single "most potent" med. The choice is made after considering the desired effect, likely side effects, possible other benefits, affordability, patient acceptance, etc. Cymbalta (duloxetine) can help with chronic pain, and so is a good choice for people with depression and chronic pain. Failure of this med does not in any way mean older meds won't work. ...Read more