Can I take cymbalta (duloxetine) and gabapentin together?

Cymbalta/gabapentin. I think both could be taken together-both are indicated for neuropathic pain and both are not habit forming.
Yes. There is no particular reason why you couldn't, although both medicines can cause sedation, so you would want to be careful about that side effect.

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I take cymbalta (duloxetine) and gabapentin for small fiber n. Gained 7 lbs in the 5 weeks I've been on GABA. Is there a med that won't cause weight gain?

Many alternatives. Gabapentin is a safe effective medication for neuropathic pain. Only 2% of patients reported weight gain with it. The alternatives have a wider adverse reaction profile. If it's helping, you may consider staying on it & working with your doctor to lose the weight. Other anticonvulsants, analgesics, antidepressants, Botox & pt are used with varying degrees of success. Please talk with your doctor. Read more...
Not Realy. Weight gain with either or both of these medications are pretty typical. However, i would hope you are starting to feel better and now you can get out an exercise more to loose the extra weight. Hang in there. These medications are good ones, and worth trying for 90-120 days. Read more...

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Pain. Cymbalta controls pain at a spinal level and Gabapentin at cortical level, both meds can cause dry mouth, replacing Cymbalta with a pure ssri may help without the anticholinergic side effects, or /and replacing Gabapentin with Lyrica (pregabalin) etc. Worse case scenario used of opiods such as Suboxone if you are not addictive type personality, 2 or 3 pain specialist opinion, there is no right answer, dec risk. Read more...
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How does cymbalta (duloxetine) work differently from gabapentin for CIPN?

Different mechanism. Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) are often treated with neuropathic medicine (e.g. Gabapentin) or selective serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (Cymbalta/Duloxetine). Gabapentin works by mimic GABA receptors (mainly inhibitory receptors) in the synaptic pathway, reduce excitation of neurons. Duloxetine is believe to inhibit pro-inflammatory cytokines in the brain. Read more...

I have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia. I was taking cymbalta (duloxetine) but the cost was too high. I'm taking gabapentin 900 mg. Not working any suggestions?

Cymbalta (duloxetine) Is an antidepressant, which recently has been launched as a generic with lower costs to the public. You may like to try again. Gabapentin, a neurotrophic anticonvulsant, can be increased up to 3600 mg/ day. Both medications are used together or separate for the treatment of fibromyalgia. Discuss with your doctor to start another antidepressant if Cymbalta (duloxetine) is not an option. Read more...
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Does cymbalta (duloxetine) work better then gabapentin for nerve pain?

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