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What would happen if I drank alcohol while taking cymbalta (duloxetine)?

What would happen if I drank alcohol while taking cymbalta (duloxetine)?

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

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Is it ok to drink alcohol if taking cymbalta (duloxetine)?

Is it ok to drink alcohol if taking cymbalta (duloxetine)?

No: Don’t drink alcohol if you take cymbalta (duloxetine). Chronic alcohol use with Cymbalta (duloxetine) can increase liver injury risks. ...Read more

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Can you drink alcohol with cymbalta (duloxetine)?

Can you drink alcohol with cymbalta (duloxetine)?

Alcohol and Cymbalta (duloxetine): An occasional drink may be ok. However, frequent drinking while on Cymbalta (duloxetine) may potentate the risk of liver damage. ...Read more

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Can I take cymbalta (duloxetine) after drinking alcohol?

Can I take cymbalta (duloxetine) after drinking alcohol?

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 more

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Does taking cymbalta (duloxetine) mean that I can't drink alcohol?

Does taking cymbalta (duloxetine) mean that I can't drink alcohol?

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 more

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Can one take a combo of Cymbalta and Wellbutrin? Cymbalta works well for my depression but Wellbutrin erased my alcohol cravings.

Can one take a combo of Cymbalta and Wellbutrin? Cymbalta works well for my depression but Wellbutrin erased my alcohol cravings.

Cymbalta Wellbutrin: Cymbalta and Wellbutrin can be safely combined. The Cymbalta levels may be increased, but I have not seen this become a problem. The addition of Wellbutrin to SSRI antidepressants is a well studied augmenting method. ...Read more

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Can I not drink alcohol on Cymbalta (duloxetine)? I hardly drink (Less than 5 times a year) and I just started taking 30mg for anxiety. Thanks

Can I not drink alcohol on Cymbalta (duloxetine)? I hardly drink (Less than 5 times a year) and I just started taking 30mg for anxiety. Thanks

Cymbalta, (duloxetine) Alcohol: Thank you for informing about Anxiety, Pain shooting down the leg.

Cymbalta is a medication for Depression, it can be used for Anxiety; it can have many side effects.

Cymbalta may cause liver damage, and taking it with alcohol may increase that risk.

See Psychiatrist to discuss Ativan or Xanax (alprazolam) for Anxiety; Therapy for stress in your life
See Orthopedic Physician for Pain shooting down the le ...Read more

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Would it be ok with my liver to drink alcohol on a certain day if I skipped my cymbalta (duloxetine) that day?

Would it be ok with my liver to drink alcohol on a certain day if I skipped my cymbalta (duloxetine) that day?

That is a terrible: Idea. Don't use Cymbalta (duloxetine) like a ping pong ball. The brain likes continuity. Take good care of you. ...Read more

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Could cymbalta (duloxetine) be making me feel out of it?

Could cymbalta (duloxetine) be making me feel out of it?

Yes: Cymbalta (duloxetine) can be a great medicine for different problems. However, there has to be a benefit risk assessment. ...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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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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So if cymbalta (duloxetine) takes time to build up in your system then if I was going to have a reaction to it it wouldn't happen right away either?

So if cymbalta (duloxetine) takes time to build up in your system then if I was going to have a reaction to it it wouldn't happen right away either?

Possibly: Side effects or "reactions to" a medication can happen at any time. Therapeutic effects do take awhile -- usually at least 4-6 weeks -- to build up in your system. Side effects of Cymbalta (duloxetine) may occur before therapeutic effects do. Balancing these with potential benefits will be up to you and your psychiatrist. ...Read more

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Could cymbalta (duloxetine) be causing body aches?

Could cymbalta (duloxetine) be causing body aches?

Yes: It is possible. Tell your doctor as this could be serious. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take L-tirosine and cymbalta at the same time?

Is it safe to take L-tirosine and cymbalta at the same time?

Yes: What are your doses of each?
why did you add one to the other?
Usually supplement L-tyrosine is not added to an SSRi /antidepressant. ...Read more

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Could cymbalta (duloxetine) cause addisons crisis for a patient with addisons?

Cymbalta (duloxetine) ; Addison's: No there is no correlation between the two that I am able to find. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Could the combination of cymbalta (duloxetine) and wellbutrin have worked/not worked for some people?

Could the combination of cymbalta (duloxetine) and wellbutrin have worked/not worked for some people?

Yes: Cymbalta (duloxetine) and Wellbutrin are potent anti-depressants. They are not usually prescribed together unless it is a severe case of depression. Anti-depressants can work or fail solo or in combination. There is no wrong answer, the only way to know if they will work is to try them. ...Read more

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Could it be possible that generic Cymbalta (duloxetine) causes much more nausea than brand Cymbalta (duloxetine)...switched 2 months ago. ..and see a difference.

Could it be possible that generic Cymbalta (duloxetine) causes much more nausea than brand Cymbalta (duloxetine)...switched 2 months ago. ..and see a difference.

Yes: Duloxetine (Cymbalta) is an SNRI medication used for major depression, generalized anxiety, fibromyalgia and some types of pain. A generic has been available for several months now. Although the active ingredient is the same, the binders and fillers in the generic may be different from the brand name, and this can cause differences in efficacy and side effects. ...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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Took cymbalta (duloxetine) for the first time.19 hours after I took 1st does I began to develop a slight cough as well as dermatographia. Could it be from cymbalta (duloxetine)?

Took cymbalta (duloxetine) for the first time.19 hours after I took 1st does I began to develop a slight cough as well as dermatographia. Could it be from cymbalta (duloxetine)?

It's possible.: It would be helpful to know if you are taking any other meds, changed your soap or detergent, or been exposed to dust, pollen or other possible allergens. Do you have asthma or hayfever? You should report your side effects to the person who prescribed Cymbalta. Although allergic reactions to duloxetine are rare, it's not impossible to develop on to the med. ...Read more

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How effective is cymbalta (duloxetine)?

How effective is cymbalta (duloxetine)?

Fibromyalgia: Fair: This is one of three drugs with fda indication for fibromyalgia as well as a handful of others often used 'off label'
in this case it is started at a low dose and tapered up depending on side effects and effectiveness (i personally taper it up much more slowly than recommended to avoid dizziness and drowsiness). ...Read more

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Is cymbalta (duloxetine) 30mg addicting?

No but: There is often a discontinuation syndrome evev when stopping from the lowest dose. ...Read more