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Cymbalta or Duloxetine is a serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor antidepressant class of drug which is prescribed for the treatment of major depressive disorder, diabetic neuropathy, generalized anxiety disorder, and osteoarthritis pain. Cymbalta is also prescribed to patients suffering from fibromyalgia. The drug is manufactured and marketed by Eli Lily and has been approved by the majority of drug regulatory authorities around the world for the treatment of aforementioned problems. The drug is found effective in improving the balance of the chemicals in the brain that are responsible for depression and diabetic peripheral neuropathic pain.
Cymbalta must be taken exactly as directed by the healthcare provider to have the best effect of the medication. Following instructions must be kept in mind while consuming Cymbalta.
Cymbalta dosages are determined depending upon the factors like medical condition for which the patients are being treated, other medical conditions of the patients and the intake of any other medications taken by the patients.
Depression - The recommended Cymbalta dose for depression is either 20 mg twice in a day or 30 mg twice in day. Patients are advised to avoid dosage above 60 mg per day.
Neuropathic Pain – Patients suffering from peripheral diabetic neuropathy pain are recommended with the dosage of 60 mg once in a day. Individuals having kidney problems are advised to start with a lower dose.
Generalized Anxiety Disorder & Fibromyalgia – GAD and Fibromyalgia patients are advised to start with the dose of 30 mg once in a day, which after one week time is increased to 60 mg in a day.
Musculoskeletal Pain – The starting dose for the treatment of musculoskeletal pain like arthritis or back pain is 60 mg once in a day. However, the patients are advised to start with 30 mg in a day in order to get accustomed to the drug.
In case if anyone has missed a dose of Duloxetine, then the person should immediately take the drug upon remembering it. If it is almost the time for next dose, then patients should skip the missed dose and resume with the regular dosing schedule. Double dose of the drug should be strictly avoided.
The effect of the overdose varies depending upon the amount of Cymbalta consumed and whether it was taken with any other medications or not. Overdose symptoms that can be experienced by the victims are vomiting, drowsiness and seizures. The overdosed individual should be immediately provided with emergency medical help. Immediate treatment options for overdosed victims include pumping the stomach or administering fluids through an intravenous line.
Cymbalta must be ideally stored between the temperatures 25°C to 30°C. The drug should be kept away from direct sunlight and must be protected from moisture. Duloxetine must also be kept away from children and pets. All expired and unused drugs should be safely disposed.
Certain warnings are associated with the use of Duloxetine and patients are should be made aware of these precautions and warnings. Some of the warnings that must be kept in mind by the patients include:
Some of the patients prescribed with Duloxetine may experience common side effects associated with the drug. Although it is not necessary for all individuals taking this drug to experience side effects because each person reacts differently to this drug. Some of the common side effects that can occur are:
Severe side effects associated with Cymbalta are uncommon. One in thousands of patients might experience sign of severe side effects. Still patients must be aware of severe side effects associated with the drug so that they take the necessary step upon experiencing any of these side effects. Severe side effects of Cymbalta include:
Patients are advised to inform their doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter medicines and supplements they are taking or planning to take. It is advised because Duloxetine is known to interact with certain drugs. Antibiotics and psychotic disorder medicines are recommended to be avoided while taking Cymbalta because these combinations of drugs can potentially lead to life threatening condition. Some other drugs that should be avoided while taking Duloxetine include:
MAOI antidepressant like isocarboxazid, linezolid, methylene blue, moclobemide, phenelzine, procarbazine, rasagiline, selegiline, and tranylcypromine should be avoided while taking Cymbalta. Patients who have taken any of the MAOI antidepressant should not start Duloxetine within the two weeks. Patients using Cymbalta should not start any of these MAOI antidepressants, as these drugs can only be started after 5 days of stopping Duloxetine.
Patients suffering from following diseases are advised to consult doctor prior starting treatment with Cymbalta:
Q: Why is Cymbalta prescribed?
A: Cymbalta is commonly used to treat major depressive disorder in adults. It is also used to treat general anxiety disorder in adults and children who are at least 7 years old.
Q: Are there any other reasons I could be prescribed Cymbalta?
A: Yes, Cymbalta is also used in adults to treat fibromyalgia or chronic muscle/joint pain and to treat pain caused by nerve damage in adults with diabetes
Q: Does Cymbalta have a generic alternative?
A: Duloxetine (Generic) is available for purchase at a lower cost than the brand name!
Q: What if I miss a dose of Cymbalta?
A: Take the missed dose as soon as you remember it. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one.
Q: How should I store this medication?
A: Keep this medication in the container it came in, tightly closed, and out of reach of children. Store it at room temperature and away from excess heat and moisture (not in the bathroom).