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What is Cymbalta?
Duloxetine, sold under the brand name Cymbalta among others, is a medication mainly used to treat significant depressive disorder in adults. Duloxetine is an orally administered drug, which likewise relieves pain triggered due to neuropathy in diabetes. Cymbalta might enhance your mood, appetite, energy, and sleep level, and reduce anxiety.

Ways of Action
Like a lot of other antidepressant drugs, the specific nature of mechanism of Cymbalta (Duloxetine) action remains uncertain. It is thought that Cymbalta exerts the antidepressant effects because of its serotonergic and noradrenergic activity in the main nervous system. Duloxetine drug helps in elevation of state of mind and works successfully to decrease anxiety and other such signs related to depression.

How should I take Cymbalta?
If you have nausea, it may help to take this drug with food. Doing so can release all of the drug at once, increasing the risk of adverse effects.

Cymbalta (Duloxetine) Dosage
The suggested beginning dosage of Cymbalta tablets is 40 mg a day, administered as 20 mg dosages 2 times a day. It can be slowly increased to 60 mg a day, again administered as 30 milligrams dosages two times a day. Some clients may require a dose of 120 milligrams daily to experience substantial remedy for anxiety.

Cymbalta (Duloxetine) Negative effects
Patients who take Cymbalta (Duloxetine) may struggle with adverse effects like queasiness, dry mouth, irregularity, loss of appetite, fatigue, drowsiness, or increased sweating may happen. Tell your doctor quickly if any of these results aggravate or continue. Lightheadedness or lightheadedness might happen, especially when you first start or increase your dosage of Duloxetine. To reduce the risk of lightheadedness, lightheadedness, or falling, get up gradually when increasing from a lying or sitting position.

Buying Cymbalta online
Consult your doctor first when decide to purchase Duloxetine to deal with the necessary conditions. Self-medication may be the reason of serious bad results.

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Uses

Generic Cymbalta is an anti-depressant medication used for treatment of MDD (major depressive disorder) and GAD (general anxiety disorder). Its other uses include diabetic peripheral neuropathic pain, chronic musculoskeletal pain caused by chronic osteoarthritis pain, fibromyalgia, nerve pains, chronic back pain and arthritis. Generic Cymbalta is an SNRI (serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor) medication.

Clinical research suggests that by increasing the amounts of serotonin and norepinephrine in the brain, Generic Cymbalta restores the activity of the brain and the spinal cord. Consult a medical specialist before taking the medication.

How to take

Generic Crestor should be taken in strict compliance with your doctor’s instructions and directions on the prescription label. Swallow the capsule without chewing or crashing, during meals or otherwise. It is advisable to take the medication at a pre-defined time of the day.

Do not stop taking Generic Cymbalta without prior medical consult as it may lead to side effects.

Side effects

Familiarize yourself with the ingredients before taking the medication to make sure that none of them will cause an allergic reaction. If you experience any symptoms associated with allergies such as difficulty breathing, hives, swollen tongue etc., stop using the medication and seek urgent medical help.

Common effects of using Generic Crestor include fatigue, dizziness, nausea, digestion problems, dry mouth, no appetite and increased perspiration. Patients over 65 may experience worse body coordination.

Contact your medical specialist immediately if you experience any of the following: stomach pain; high body temperature; liver failure; dark or discolored urine, urination irregularities; muscle stiffness; loss of orientation; yellow-colored skin or eyes; suicidal thoughts. Monitor mood changes while taking the medication, especially for the first several weeks of the course and after changes of the dosage.

Note that this list does not include all possible side effects. Other side effects might occur depending on individual health conditions.

Precautions

Seek medical consult before taking Generic Cymbalta. Avoid combining the medication with a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) or Mellaril (thioridazine), or taking Generic Cymbalta right after taking any of these drugs. Glaucoma patients should not take Generic Cymbalta.

Notify your doctor if you have glaucoma; liver or kidney disease; epilepsy or seizures; blood clotting problems; bipolar disorder; increased blood pressure; depression or history of any of those conditions, as well as if you are a drug user and prone to alcohol abuse.

As Generic Cymbalta may lead to disorientation and weakness, avoid taking it before activities requiring concentration and physical strength. Do not take the medication if you are breast-feeding or under 18. Notify your doctor if you are pregnant or planning pregnancy.

Drug interactions

Combining Generic Cymbalta with aspirin, naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn), ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), diclofenac (Voltaren), piroxicam (Feldene), indomethacin, etodolac (Lodine), nabumetone (Relafen) and other medications to treat pain, fever or swelling may cause increased bruising or bleeding. Consult a doctor before using these medications simultaneously with Generic Cymbalta.

Make sure to inform your doctor if you are taking any of the following drugs: blood thinner such as cimetidine (Tagamet); warfarin (Coumadin); fluvoxamine (Luvox); diuretics (water pill); linezolid (Zyvox); tramadol (Ultram); lithium (Lithobid, Eskalith); St. John's wort; antibiotics such as ciprofloxacin (Cipro); tryptophan (sometimes referred to as L-tryptophan); frovatriptan (Frova), almotriptan (Axert), sumatriptan (Imitrex), rizatriptan (Maxalt), zolmitriptan (Zomig) or naratriptan (Amerge); antidepressants such as desipramine (Norpramin), paroxetine (Paxil), fluoxetine (Prozac, Sarafem) etc.

Missed dose

In case of a missed dose, consult your medical specialist.

Storage

Generic Cymbalta can be stored at 59°F - 86°F (15°C - 30°C), although the ideal temperature is 77°F (25°C). Store in a tightly closed container away from light, heat and moisture, out of reach of children and pets. Provide safe disposal after use.