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Cymbalta Allergy In Children
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
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
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?
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
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
Cymbalta (duloxetine): As prescribed, yes.Get a more detailed answer ›
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 Everyone should be withdrawn from these drugs very carefully & cautiously. 3 weeks is the minimum one should take to reduce by each incriminate.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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Yes: Seratonin syndrome can be fatal.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can but.........: Don't overdrink!Get a more detailed answer ›