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Medicine For Cymbalta 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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Although entirely different drugs..Would 100 mg of luvox be comparible to 20 mg of cymbalta (duloxetine)?
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 ?
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
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read more
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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
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!?
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
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