Cymbalta Antidepressant Medication
Cymbalta is a new antidepressant manufactured by Eli Lilly and Company, the approval of which Has finally been granted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Cymbalta is a dual selective serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SSNRI) for the treatment of depression. Studies have shown encouraging results specifically with pain induced and melacholic depressives. While other studies have shoen that Cymbalta can also be effective in the treatment of urinary incontinence in women.
Typically, most patients are prescribed one Cymbalta capsule per day with water. However, you should only use Cymbalta as directed by your doctor. Do not stop taking Cymbalta without first consulting your doctor.
Uses of Cymbalta
Side Effects of Cymbalta
For most patients, the occurrence of side effects after taking Cymbalta is rare. However some patients may experience these side effects
Tell your doctor immediately if any of these side effects occurs while taking cymbalta.
Warnings and precautions before taking Cymbalta:
Drug Interaction :- Certain medications taken with cymbalta could result in serious, possibly fatal, drug interactions. Avoid taking drugs called MAO inhibitors (e.g., furazolidone, isocarboxazid, linezolid, moclobemide, phenelzine, procarbazine, selegiline, tranylcypromine) with or within 2 weeks of starting duloxetine or at least 5 days after stopping it. This drug should also not be used with the following medication because very serious (possibly fatal) interactions may occur: thioridazine. If you are currently using any of these medications, tell your doctor or pharmacist before starting duloxetine. Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products you may use, especially of: cimetidine, ciprofloxacin, certain drugs used to treat abnormal heart rhythms (e.g., propafenone, flecainide, quinidine), certain SSRI anti-depressants (fluoxetine, fluvoxamine, paroxetine).
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