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Can i take cymbalta (duloxetine) after drinking alcohol?

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Dr. Krishna Kumar
Psychiatry
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In brief: 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.'.

In brief: 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.'.
Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Dr. Donald Jacobson
Psychiatry
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In brief: Depends/liver damage

If your alcohol has already metabolized out of your system, the answer is yes.
However, if you just drank or drank a lot earlier, you should not take your Cymbalta (duloxetine) until you a sure that your alcohol has cleared your system.Take your Cymbalta (duloxetine) tomorrow morning if you need to, and then take your dose for tomorrow at bedtime if that is when you usually take it. The pdr notes this combo can be toxic.

In brief: Depends/liver damage

If your alcohol has already metabolized out of your system, the answer is yes.
However, if you just drank or drank a lot earlier, you should not take your Cymbalta (duloxetine) until you a sure that your alcohol has cleared your system.Take your Cymbalta (duloxetine) tomorrow morning if you need to, and then take your dose for tomorrow at bedtime if that is when you usually take it. The pdr notes this combo can be toxic.
Dr. Donald Jacobson
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