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Cymbalta Drug Information

Generic Name: Cymbalta (duloxetine hydrochloride)

Other Name: Yentreve

What is Cymbalta and for what Cymbalta is used?

The other name for Cymbalta is Cymbalta. It is an antidepressant drug which is manufactured by Eli Lilly and Company. Cymbalta (duloxetine) is the first drug (a SNRI) in Denmark and is used for treatment of urinary incontinence. (SUI) for women, when conservative therapy is inefficient.

Duloxetine is being developed for the treatment of major depressive disorder. Cymbalta was released for use the 13th of September 2004.

How to Take Cymbalta

Take Cymbalta exactly as prescribed by health care provider. It si available in CAPSULE form. Take this medicine after food.

What are the Side Effects of Cymbalta -

Like other medicines, the following are some of the side effects that are known to be associated with Cymbalta medicine.

  • Disturbances of the gut such as nausea, constipation, diarrhoea, vomiting or indigestion
  • Dry mouth
  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia
  • Loss of appetite
  • Anxiety
  • Dizziness
  • Sleepiness
  • Tremor
  • Blurred vision
  • Increased sweating
  • Itching
  • Feeling of weakness
  • Decreased sex drive
  • Headache

Cymbalta intraction with other drugs:

Caution is advised administering duloxetine with centrally active drugs (incl. alcohol drugs) and with serotonergic drugs such as, SSRI's, tricyclic antidepressives, venlafaxine, triptanes and tramadol. Tell your doctor if you are taking other drugs.

Warnings and precautions before taking Cymbalta :

  • Cymbalta must not be taken at the same time as, or within 14 days of taking a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) antidepressant.
  • This medicine must not be used during pregnancy as it may be harmful to the unborn child. Seek medical advice from your doctor.
  • Talk with your physician or pharmacist if you are taking other medications.
  • Breast Feeding - Mothers who are taking Cymbalta and who wish to breast-feed should discuss this with their doctor.
  • The safety and efficay of this medicine have not been studied in children and adolescents, hence it is not recommended for use in these age groups.

What if Overdose of Cymbalta ?

If you think you or anyone else taken overdose of Cymbalta, immediately telephone your doctor or contact your local or regional Poisons Information Centre Seek medical attention immediately. You may need urgent medical attention.

What if Missed Dose of Cymbalta?

If you miss a dose of Cymbalta medicine and you remember within an hour or so, take the dose immediately. If you do not remember until later, skip the dose you missed and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double doses.

Storage Conditions for Cymbalta:

Store Cymbalta at room temperature in a dry place. Keep out of reach of children. Throw away any medication that is outdated or no longer needed.


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