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Dr. John Chiu
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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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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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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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Is it safe to take plavix and cymbalta (duloxetine)? I heard that is not a good drug combination

Is it safe to take plavix and cymbalta (duloxetine)? I heard that is not a good drug combination

With caution: There is a caution about combining the two agents as both can increase the risk of bleeding, by different mechanisms. This however would be true of any serotonergic antidepressant. You should discuss any concerns you have the prescribing physicians. ...Read more

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Been taking cymbalta (duloxetine) for almost a year now and just got diagnosed with hypothyroidism. Could I have been taking wrong medicine for the wrong problem?

Been taking cymbalta (duloxetine) for almost a year now and just got diagnosed with hypothyroidism. Could I have been taking wrong medicine for the wrong problem?

Vraiment?: For what reason were you taking the Cymbalta (duloxetine)? If its for neuropathic pain (symptomatic relief) the cause may be related to the thyroid disorder! . Glad you were able to identify the thyroid issue. Keep on top of it as your medication need may fluctuate over time. Watch for change in skin, bowel habits, hair loss, energy level, heat /cold intolerance, palpitations. Bon chance mon amis! ...Read more

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Can I take cymbalta and paxil (paroxetine) cr together? Will anyone of these drugs cause the other to not work or possibly lower its effect?

Can I take cymbalta and paxil (paroxetine) cr together? Will anyone of these drugs cause the other to not work or possibly lower its effect?

See ans: Cymbalta and Paxil (paroxetine) interaction may cause serotonin syndrome, which is from too much serotonin in the nervous system. Symptoms are dose-related and potentially quite serious. Discuss with prescribing doctor. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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My drug plan through work no longer covers Cymbalta (duloxetine). I take this for general anxiety. Is there an alternative I can take that would be less costly?

My drug plan through work no longer covers Cymbalta (duloxetine). I take this for general anxiety. Is there an alternative I can take that would be less costly?

Depends: I don't know how drug plans work in Canada, but here south of the border, Cymbalta (duloxetine) isn't resorted to unless the patient has tried and failed a number of other drugs; or, if they also have a pain condition that Cymbalta (duloxetine) is approved to treat. If that doesn't apply to you, then many of the later-generation antidepressants and anxiolytics are now available as generics. ...Read more

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If cymbalta (duloxetine) causes all types of withdrawal problems why has eli lilly down played this and if compared to an illegal drug why still on the market?

If cymbalta (duloxetine) causes all types of withdrawal problems why has eli lilly down played this and if compared to an illegal drug why still on the market?

Wrong forum: I believe your question us for the ffa. It won't help you much to express anger at a drug company or the fda on this site where we are here as volunteers to help people with their health symptoms. ...Read more

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I am on cymbalta (duloxetine) 60mg for fibromyalgia. In short what should I know about this medecine such as the worse side effects and is it an effective medecine?

I am on cymbalta (duloxetine) 60mg for fibromyalgia. In short what should I know about this medecine such as the worse side effects and is it an effective medecine?

Cymbalta (duloxetine): In general this is a well tolerated medication and often used successfully for people with fm.

Side effects can include skin rashes, nausea, dizziness swelling, and changes in mood either up or down. Always bring any such changes to the attention of the prescribing doctor. ...Read more

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Witch mor interactions with many drugs Zoloft or Cymbalta (duloxetine) and witch more safe between them?

Witch mor interactions with many drugs Zoloft or Cymbalta (duloxetine) and witch more safe between them?

Neither: Well one is not generally safer then the other, it all depends on which works for you. It also depends on what you are treating and what other medications you are on.
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Dr which is a stronger drug.10mg Lexapro or 30mg cymbalta (duloxetine).Thanks?

Dr which is a stronger drug.10mg Lexapro or 30mg cymbalta (duloxetine).Thanks?

It's not: A question of strength, but of effectiveness and presence of unwelcome side effects. This is something that should be mutually agreed upon by the doctor and patient being treated. ...Read more

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Which medecine is better for fibromyalgia liryca or cymbalta (duloxetine)? I am on cymbalta (duloxetine) 60mg for the last 10 days I didn't notice any difference yet

Both are good.: Both medicines are good. The Cymbalta (duloxetine) not only helps the pain but the depression that is ubiquitous to the condition. They are often used at the same time. You have to wait at least 3-4 weeks to feel any benefits. The effect is very subtle and you will not feel a dramatic difference as you would a pain pill. ...Read more

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Dr. Donald, interaction between cymbalta (duloxetine) and ritalin, fda has reported on life threatening drug interactions? Http://tinyurl. Com/kkctn5n regards.

Dr. Donald, interaction between cymbalta (duloxetine) and ritalin, fda has reported on life threatening drug interactions? Http://tinyurl. Com/kkctn5n regards.

Cymbalta (duloxetine) and Ritalin: I checked your site and nothing came up. Please recheck spelling, so I went to the following site. Please realize that these are percentages based only on the total number of drug reactions reported to the fda. There are also concomitant medical conditions and other medications that are in use. Www. Ehealthme. Com/drug-interactions/cymbalta-and-ritalin-la
please get back to me on this. Since these are not proven interactions, they do not show up in the drug drug interaction literature per se. I have used this combination many times without difficulties. ...Read more

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My m.D just prescribed me cymbalta (duloxetine) after being on Prozac for years. My question is. ..Is the cymbalta (duloxetine) a safe medicine, negative reviews scar me!?

My m.D just prescribed me cymbalta (duloxetine) after being on Prozac for years. My question is. ..Is the cymbalta (duloxetine) a safe medicine, negative reviews scar me!?

Potential SE's: Cymbalta (duloxetine) like all other antipressants has potential side effects. It is particularly helpful for depression accompanied by certain types of physical pain. ...Read more

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Why hasn't viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) taken off as the new branded blockbuster drug. Such as lexapro, cymbalta etc./is it about side effects-effectiveness-insurance cov.

Why hasn't viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) taken off as the new branded blockbuster drug. Such as lexapro, cymbalta etc./is it about side effects-effectiveness-insurance cov.

Slow marketing: I believe the reason has been somewhat slow marketing and releasing it before proving that it also has effectiveness in anxiety as well. Some of the initial side effects needs to be overcome by taking the initial starter packet and using two of them instead of one so that the upward taper occurs less aggressively. The harder it is to get patient and physician compliance, the harder it is to sell. ...Read more

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What's a safe way to come off cymbalta (duloxetine) without using other medicine. I have a months worth of pills and doing every other day this week.

It depends.: It depends on the dose and the length of time you've used cymbalta (duloxetine). If on a bigger dose, decrease the dose for at least a week until you have achieved the lowest dose then take this dose for another week before you stop it. However, it is still best to talk to your doctor before you do it. ...Read more

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What's a better drug for depression and anxiety, Paxil (paroxetine) or cymbalta?

What's a better drug for depression and anxiety, Paxil (paroxetine) or cymbalta?

Neither: Whichever medication works for you, and is tolerated by you is the best drug for you. ...Read more

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What drug has the least side effects to treat pain...Gabapentin lyrica (pregabalin) or cymbalta?

What drug has the least side effects to treat pain...Gabapentin lyrica (pregabalin) or cymbalta?

Would pich gabapenti: Any day I would pick Gabapentin over other based on clinical experience with side effects unless Gabapentin is not working well for patient. ...Read more

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Given pristiq (desvenlafaxine) and cymbalta. Those drugs kept me up all night. Is seroquel more sedating?

Given pristiq (desvenlafaxine) and cymbalta. Those drugs kept me up all night. Is seroquel more sedating?

Meds: Pristq and Cymbalta (duloxetine) act in a similar manner and increase risk for high blood pressure, sexual side effects and potentially life threatening serotonin syndrome
consult your md before making any changes. ...Read more

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Is it right for a doctor to prescribe a drug even if that drug has nothing to do with the illness ie cymbalta (duloxetine) for premature ejaculation?

Is it right for a doctor to prescribe a drug even if that drug has nothing to do with the illness ie cymbalta (duloxetine) for premature ejaculation?

Here is one of the: Studies your doctor may have reviewed before choosing Cymbalta as your medication: http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/m/pubmed/17268894/. It concluded that duloxetine, branded Cymbalta, " appears to be superior to placebo in the pharmacological treatment of PE when administered on a chronic basis." I bet if you ask, your doctor will provide more evidence of its efficacy for PE. ...Read more

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Have tried many drugs for anxiety & depression. Currently taking cymbalta (duloxetine) & klonopin. Depression persists with previous/current drugs. Suggest new med?

Have tried many drugs for anxiety & depression. Currently taking cymbalta (duloxetine) & klonopin. Depression persists with previous/current drugs. Suggest new med?

Second opinion?: Sorry to hear that you have been suffering from this for a while. Before any further med changes, it might be time for a second opinion to ensure that your diagnosis is accurate. ...Read more

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What is the best OTC medicine to supplement my celebrex and cymbalta (duloxetine) with? I had a wreck 8 yrs ago and broke my hip and back. The pain gets terrible.

What is the best OTC medicine to supplement my celebrex and cymbalta (duloxetine) with? I had a wreck 8 yrs ago and broke my hip and back. The pain gets terrible.

Talk w/your doctor: If the treatment given so far is not helpful, your physician will want to know so that adjustments or other suggestions can be made. Please discuss this with your physician, who is best equipped with information about you and your case. ...Read more

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What other drugs are available for nerve pain if Gabapentin, Lyrica (pregabalin) and Cymbalta don't work?

What other drugs are available for nerve pain if Gabapentin, Lyrica (pregabalin) and Cymbalta don't work?

Think beyond drugs: Medications are one way of controlling nerve pain. Pain is a complex holistic process. You may be able to decrease need for meds by addressing other issues. That includes nutrient status, stress or emotional trauma that may have accompanied or pre-dated the injury, and movement and use of the limb. It's a complex topic. You might look for a doc who does integrative or functional medicine. ...Read more

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Cymbalta (duloxetine) upped from 30mg to 60mg, took 60mg for 1mo. Script ran out, didn't refill. Could taste of medicine in my mouth & bad breath be due to this?

Cymbalta (duloxetine) upped from 30mg to 60mg, took 60mg for 1mo. Script ran out, didn't refill. Could taste of medicine in my mouth & bad breath be due to this?

Many medications: Have the side effect of causing a metallic taste, dry mouth. .. Etc. If the medication is helping then there are oral systems that can help minimize tge altered sensations. Best to consult with your physician and dentist. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Ok, I had 2 be taken off my celexa 4 fibro due 2 reaction! Right now I need sugg of another drug 2 take 4 fibro, can't be lyrica, (pregabalin) cymbalta, mo. Medicaid?

Ok, I had 2 be taken off my celexa 4 fibro due 2 reaction! Right now I need sugg of another drug 2 take 4 fibro, can't be lyrica, (pregabalin) cymbalta, mo. Medicaid?

Try gabapentin: Fibromylagia is a chronic pain syndrome and may respond to Gabapentin (neurontin). It can be dosed 100mg at night initially then increased up to 600-800mg 3x/day.
Tricyclic antidepressants (e.g. Elavil) have been used for chronic pain also. I have treated 'trigger points' with injections with success or used topical Lidocaine (lidoderm patch). Do not forget about alternatives: accupuncture, etc. ...Read more