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What is Cymbalta prescribed for?
This medication is commonly prescribed to treat symptoms of depression. In addition to depression, doctors can prescribe Cymbalta to treat anxiety, pain from nerve damage, chronic pain disorder (Fibromyalgia), and long-term muscle or bone pain (Osteoarthritis). It has been found that people with fibromyalgia can be up to three times more likely to experience depression. Signs of depression with chronic pain can present as a continual sad or anxious mood, low energy, guilt or irritability, and even thoughts of self-harm.
You can buy Cymbalta (Duloxetine) online at My Drug Center. We have the Duloxetine generic available as well.
How does Cymbalta work?
Cymbalta comes as tablets for oral administration and they contain the active ingredient Duloxetine. The Duloxetine dosage in Cymbalta works by increasing the levels of the neurotransmitters serotonin and norepinephrine. Serotonin is a naturally-occurring neurotransmitter that plays a key role in several bodily functions, including: mood regulation, gastrointestinal function, pain perception. Norepinephrine, or noradrenaline, is both a hormone and a neurotransmitter. It acts mainly in an area of the brainstem known as the locus coeruleus.
Before taking your prescribed medication read all the instructions that was provided by your pharmacist. Take Cymbalta orally as directed by your doctor. This medication can be taken with food to prevent nausea.
Make sure you take your Cymbalta dosage at the same time each day to create a routine for yourself and to ensure an even spread of medication in your system. For optimal results take this medication on a regular basis. Do not change or increase your dose. You should continue taking this medication even if you feel well.
This medication may contain medical and non medical ingredients that could cause an allergic reaction. Consult with your doctor about any known allergies before taking Cymbalta. Speak with your doctor about any known medical conditions relating to a history of glaucoma, history of suicide attempts, bleeding problems, high blood pressure, kidney disease, liver disease, seizures, stomach problems, and alcohol abuse. Tell your doctor about any current medications or supplementation to avoid interactions with Cymbalta.
While taking Cymbalta or the Duloxetine generic, you may feel dizzy, drowsy or experience blurred vision. Avoid driving a vehicle or operating heavy machinery until you feel it is safe. Alcohol and Cannabis can exasperate these side effects. Additionally you can speak with your doctor about acceptable limits for these substances while taking this medication.
It may be harder to control your blood sugar levels while taking Cymbalta. If you have diabetes check your blood sugar levels regularly while taking this medication. Speak with your doctor is problems arise while taking this medication.
Some Cymbalta side effects include:
Nausea, dry mouth, constipation, diarrhea, fatigue, tired feeling, drowsiness, difficulty sleeping, loss of appetite, and dizziness.
If any side effects of Duloxetine become unmanageable, speak with your doctor or pharmacist for help in managing any side effects. For any serious side effects that occur speak with your doctor right away for further treatment options.
What is Cymbalta used for?
Cymbalta is used to treat mental disorders such as depression and anxiety.
What are the side effects of taking Cymbalta?
Some of the most common side effects to Cymbalta are as follows; nausea, dry mouth, constipation, loss of appetite, tiredness, drowsiness, and increased sweating. Keep in mind that these are not all of the side effects listed. For more information, you may check our section listed here on the side effects of Cymbalta. If you have any questions regarding this medication, consult with your doctor first.
Cymbalta side effects, how long do they last?
Many of the common side effects are very mild, and they can go away after a couple of weeks. If they do persist or worsen, consult with your doctor.
How long does it take for Cymbalta to work?
While things like sleep, energy and appetite may show improvement within the first 1 to 2 weeks. Mental disorders like depression, anxiety and lack of interest may need up to another 6 to 8 weeks to show any improvement.
What are the benefits of taking Cymbalta?
Some of the benefits of taking this medication are improvement of sleep, appetite, and overall energy levels. It also decreases nervousness, and decreases the amount of pain for certain medical conditions.
How long does it take for Cymbalta to get out of your system?
Once you have taken the last dose of Cymbalta, it can then take up to two and a half days to leave the body almost completely. However, 50% of the medication will have left the body within 12 hours of the time you initially took it.
When to take Cymbalta?
This medication can be taken on an empty or full stomach. What dose exactly, will be a decision made by your doctor. Do not take more or less then what has been prescribed to you.
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