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Depression is a common but serious health disorder that affects your feelings and thinking negatively. In simple terms, it’s a mood disorder that can cause other ailments such as sadness, anxiety and loss of interest etc.

There are countless factors that contribute to developing this medical illness. Several medicines are available that claim to decrease anxiety and depression, but the therapies and treatment varies from person to person.

This article is particularly about an antidepressant called Cymbalta or duloxetine. Let’s list out different aspects of Cymbalta that are under discussion in here:

THINGS TO BE DISCUSSED:

  1. WHAT IS CYMBALTA?
  2. HOW CYMBALTA WORKS?
  3. BENEFITS OF CYMBALTA
  4. DOSAGE OF CYMBALTA
  5. WITHDRAWAL SYMPTOMS
  6. SIDE EFFECTS OF CYMBALTA
  7. PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES OF CYMBALTA

What is Cymbalta?

Cymbalta is typically used as a drug against depression and anxiety, but it can treat many other ailments as well such as nerve pain, backache, chronic pain or ongoing pain due to diabetes.

How Cymbalta works?

Cymbalta is a wonder drug that helps to restore level or certain substances in brain:

  • Serotonin
  • Norepinephrine

Cymbalta delays the absorption of above-mentioned neurotransmitters that allows the brain to better control the pain signals.

Benefits of Cymbalta:

Cymbalta is an effective strong drug that is all safe and free of risk when used according to the directions of the doctor. Following are the dominant benefits of the medicine:

  • Decreased anxiety
  • Improves mood
  • Cures sleeplessness
  • Increased appetite
  • Higher energy level
  • Treats nervousness

Dosage of Cymbalta:

Dosage usually depends on the medical condition of the patient. The supplement is available in different strengths. The initial dose should be started from a lower dose and you can increase the dose if the lower dose doesn’t work.

  • Take it with or without meals.
  • Don’t chew or crush the tablet.

Side effects of Cymbalta:

Cymbalta may cause some serious side effects if misused or overdosed. Following are some side effects of Cymbalta:

  • Sweating
  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Vomiting
  • Dryness
  • Dry mouth
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea
  • Constipation
  • Lightheadedness

Along with common side effects Cymbalta may also result in some serious side effects if used longer than prescribed:

  • Increased blood pressure
  • Liver disorder
  • Stomach problem
  • Low sex drive
  • Muscles ache
  • Unusual weakness
  • Confusion
  • Difficulty urinating
  • Long term use may cause addiction.

Withdrawal symptoms:

If one stops using the drug (Cymbalta) suddenly, withdrawal symptoms may appear. Try not to stop the treatment without consulting your healthcare provider.

Lower the dose first and then stop using it gradually. Consult your doctor immediately if you notice any serious side effect such as seizures, yellowing eyes, blurred vision or redness etc.

Precautionary measures of Cymbalta:

Following precautions must be kept in mind to avoid risk factors:

  1. Use the medicine exactly as prescribed by your physician.
  2. Don’t increase or decrease the dose on your own without consulting a doctor.
  3. Quit the use if any side effect appears.
  4. Switch to some other medication if it doesn’t work for you.
  5. Keep out of the reach of children.
  6. Store at a moderate room temperature.