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

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Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Susan Uhrich
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Dr. Douglas Bey
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

Label says can't but many pts have a drink remember alcohol is a depressant.

In brief: No

Label says can't but many pts have a drink remember alcohol is a depressant.
Dr. Douglas Bey
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Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Family Medicine

In brief: Yes

While an occasional alcoholic beverage probably doesn't hurt, the combination of Cymbalta (duloxetine) with heavy or chronic alcohol use can cause liver damage.
Also, if you are taking it for depression, you should avoid alcohol because it is a depressant.

In brief: Yes

While an occasional alcoholic beverage probably doesn't hurt, the combination of Cymbalta (duloxetine) with heavy or chronic alcohol use can cause liver damage.
Also, if you are taking it for depression, you should avoid alcohol because it is a depressant.
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
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