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What is the definition or description of: Cymbalta (duloxetine) allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Cymbalta (duloxetine) allergy?

Cymbalta allergy: Cymbalta (duloxetine) is a selective serotonin & norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor antidepressant (SSNRI) that is used to treat depression, generalized anxiety disorder & pain (like fibromyalgia or joint pain from arthritis). Allergic reactions could include swelling of tongue, throat, lips, mouth, hives or difficulty breathing. ...Read more

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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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Hi there. I just want to know if it's ok to take my off brand 24 hour allergy meds with my other meds. I'm taking bystolic, cymbalta, elavil, flexeril?

Hi there. I just want to know if it's ok to take my off brand 24 hour allergy meds with my other meds. I'm taking bystolic, cymbalta, elavil, flexeril?

Talk to your doctor: You should discuss all of your medications, over the counter drugs, herbals, nutritional supplements etc with the doctor you has prescribed you the medications you listed. ...Read more

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I have been taking cymbalta (duloxetine) & concerta for 4 days in the morning. I took motrin and Claritin for my allergies and feel slightly dizzy/weak?

I have been taking cymbalta (duloxetine) & concerta for 4 days in the morning. I took motrin and Claritin for my allergies and feel slightly dizzy/weak?

Not likely meds...: Allergies often affect fluids in the middle ear & may explain "dizziness". I would not expect the combo of meds you mentioned, to be "causing" the problem: Concerta is a stimulant; cymbalta, (duloxetine) an anti-depressant. Drink plenty of fluids to mitigate against dehydration playing any role in your feeling weak and/or dizzy. ...Read more

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Neuro is adding Lexapro 2 my meds, hope u can c my med list now! & on Cymbalta (duloxetine) but then quit Cymbalta (duloxetine) after 2wks. These 2 meds safe 2 take together?

Neuro is adding Lexapro 2 my meds, hope u can c my med list now! & on Cymbalta (duloxetine) but then quit Cymbalta (duloxetine) after 2wks. These 2 meds safe 2 take together?

Dose duration matter: Cross-tapering antidepressants is often done to prevent negative side effects from coming off a medicine. Even a medicine that isn't working well enough is often doing 'something' and patients may miss it when it's gone. Although Cymbalta (duloxetine) interacts with A LOT of drugs, Lexapro doesn't. Over a short period (2 weeks), at reasonable doses, there shouldn't be problem. ...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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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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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

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How much cymbalta (duloxetine) indicates an overdose?

How much cymbalta (duloxetine) indicates an overdose?

Top usual 60mgm: There has been not found to be any real benefit to more than 60 mgm. Highest studied 120 mgm. Re overdose - sluggishness, drowsiness etc, . ...Read more

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What about cymbalta (duloxetine) discontinuation syndrome?

What about cymbalta (duloxetine) discontinuation syndrome?

Be very careful: Cymbalta, (duloxetine) like any ssri or snri, can create a physical dependency because of the effect they have on neurotransmitters. Everyone should be withdrawn from these drugs very carefully & cautiously. 3 weeks is the minimum one should take to reduce by each incriminate. Serious side effects, including suicide, have been reported when not properly. ...Read more

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What can I expect when taking cymbalta (duloxetine) 30 mgs?

What can I expect when taking cymbalta (duloxetine) 30 mgs?

Helps depression.: Cymbalta (duloxetine) is an antidepressant and is a serotonin/norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor. It helps with major depression especially with an associated chronic pain. Nortriptyline has a similar mechanism of action except that it is a tricyclic antidepressant. If you're taking both, that maybe the reason that Cymbalta (duloxetine) is dosed at a low dose. ...Read more

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What is the easiest and fastest way to get off cymbalta (duloxetine)?

What is the easiest and fastest way to get off cymbalta (duloxetine)?

Cymbalta (duloxetine): Under supervision of md, you risk withdrawal s/sx and also relapse of depression, anxiety, pain depends on what you have. ...Read more

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Any side effects from cymbalta (duloxetine)?

Any side effects from cymbalta (duloxetine)?

Duloxetine: The most frequent side effects with Cymbalta (duloxetine) include nausea (so take with food), headache, dry mouth, sleepiness, sweating and initially a decrease in appetite. Some people can have insomnia or vivid dreams. In general side effects are mild and go away within a few days. ...Read more

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Will cymbalta (duloxetine) help depersonslization?

Will cymbalta (duloxetine) help depersonslization?

Probably not: That is a complex disorder not easily treated with just a pill. See a psychiatrist. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of cymbalta (duloxetine)?

What are the side effects of cymbalta (duloxetine)?

Nausea, mild: Nausea and some headache early on when starting, those go away. It can caused increased blood pressure, so you may want to check periodically when you start the medication. Also, like ssris, there is the possibility of sexual dysfunction and delayed ejaculation. ...Read more

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Does cymbalta (duloxetine) affect your menstrualcycle?

Does cymbalta (duloxetine) affect your menstrualcycle?

Unlikely: It is unlikely, especially if you are 51. More likely that you may be entering peri-menopause. Please consider visiting with your ob/gyn as part of your annual visit or don't hesitate to request a visit just to discuss "the change". ...Read more

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Could 120mg cymbalta (duloxetine) for mdd be making my anxiety worse?

Could 120mg cymbalta (duloxetine) for mdd be making my anxiety worse?

Possibly: Yes, Cymbalta (duloxetine) could add to anxiety in some people. Please talk with your physician about this to see if adjustments might be helpful. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take cymbalta (duloxetine) and voltaren?

Is it okay to take cymbalta (duloxetine) and voltaren?

Cymbalta (duloxetine): Risk of GI bleeding is dose-dependent & may occur if you have disease of the GI tract to begin with. Combination is safe as long as Cymbalta (duloxetine) dose is tolerated & voltaren is taken prn (as needed). ...Read more

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How are cymbalta and Effexor (venlafaxine) XR different?

How are cymbalta and Effexor (venlafaxine) XR different?

Different compounds: Cymbalta and Effexor (venlafaxine) XR are different chemical compounds which are both used to treat depression and anxiety disorders; however, they share a similar "mechanism of action", in that both are serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (snri's). Cymbalta is also used in the management of fibromyalgia and (in europe, at least) urinary incontinence. Their side-effect profiles are also different. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for cymbalta (duloxetine) overdose?

Cymbalta (duloxetine) OD: Supportive medical care with checks on vital signs & alertness, following stomach lavage. ...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