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What Could Happen If Cymbalta Mixed With Alcohol
Variable: Alcohol can potentiate side effects of your medications. This is might effect one person more severely than another. The combo of alcohol and Cymbalta (duloxetine) is not inherently very dangerous, but you could have more intense side effects and should consider drinking in moderation if you do so - or at least at first so you know how it is effecting you. Tell your doctor if you're not taking the med regul. ...Read more
Not a great combo: i would discourage drinking anymore than one or two drinks while taking Cymbalta (duloxetine). It's not a good idea to mix alcohol with most psychotropic medication. If it's being used to treat a Major Depressive Episode, alcohol can refuse the effectiveness. I would be very careful mixing alcohol with that medicine. Ask your doctor what he or she thinks. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe: Alcohol and Cymbalta (duloxetine) are both metabolized by the liver. That means when you use them both, the alcohol stays in your system longer than it normally would. So every drink will feel like 2 or 3. It's not that you CAN'T drink, you just need to exercise caution, because you WILL get drunk faster and you WILL stay drunk longer. If, however, you have a history of alcohol or drug problems, NO! Be well ...Read more
Cymbalta (duloxetine) and Alcohol: Cymbalta (duloxetine) is a medication prescribed for treatment of depression. Alcohol use may increase intensity of depression. And cause liver damage. Depression can further worsen with alcohol addiction. Please see the following from food and drug administration(fda): 'patients with pre-existing liver disease who take Cymbalta (duloxetine) may have an increased risk for further liver damage.'. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not necessarily.: However, with medications that raise serotonin levels there have been isolated reports of blackouts with very little alcohol.. So the first time you have a drink, be with people who care about you and who will take care of you if this happens. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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