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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Combine klonopin with cymbalta (duloxetine) for anxiety?

Combine klonopin with cymbalta (duloxetine) for anxiety?

Common: You should be in psychotherapy and discuss with your psychotherapists other ways to decrease your anxiety. However, combining clonopin and Cymbalta (duloxetine) is very common in the midwest. I see no contraindications to doing this. Although antidepressants are often touted as being able to take care of anxiety, the reality is that the only do this at the most 50% of the time. Therefore about 50% of patients with combined depression and anxiety will require both the anti-depressant and psychotherapy or benzodiazepine type medications to alleviate their anxiety. Best wishes to you.

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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.

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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.

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Should I take cymbalta (duloxetine) for chronic back pain?

Should I take cymbalta (duloxetine) for chronic back pain?

Cymbalta (duloxetine): Cymbalta (duloxetine) is fda approved as treatment for musculo-skeletal pain. Talk with your doctor about trying Cymbalta (duloxetine) for your pain condition. Chronic pain is often concurrent with depression and Cymbalta (duloxetine) is also an approved treatment for depression.

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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.

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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.