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Duloxetine (cymbalta) and alcohol, is this okay?

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Dr. Kevin Passer
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Kevin Passer
Dr. Kevin Passer
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Dr. Thomas Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes but...

Don't overdo the EtOH!

In brief: Yes but...

Don't overdo the EtOH!
Dr. Thomas Namey
Dr. Thomas Namey
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not a good idea

Taking cymbalta (duloxetine) and drinking alcohol can increase risk of liver damage.

In brief: Not a good idea

Taking cymbalta (duloxetine) and drinking alcohol can increase risk of liver damage.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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