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Side effect(s) of Duloxetine

Read the side effects of Duloxetine as described in the medical literature. In case of any doubt consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Heart- Hot flushes, palpitations,abnormal heart rhythm,increased blood pressure,orthostatic hypotension.

Central Nervous System- Drowsiness, headache, dizziness,fatigue,agitation, tremor,abnormal dreams, suicidal thoughts, anxiety, sleep disorder, yawning, lethargy,aggression, anger, restless leg syndrome, activation of mania and hypomania when used for depression and seizures.

Skin- Abnormally increased sweating, allergic reactions with rash, itching, blistering, redness and edema of the skin.

Eye and ENT- Blurred vision, sudden increase in eye pressure, vertigo

Serotonin Syndrome: Symptoms include increased heart rate, tremors, sweating, seizures, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.

Gastrointestinal- Nausea, dry mouth, constipation, vomiting, stomach pain,decreased appetite

Liver: Liver damage, liver failure

Genitourinary- Sexual dysfunction which may include impotence and delayed ejaculation, frequent urination, urinary hesitation and abnormal uterine bleeding in female patients.

Musculoskeletal- Muscle spasms

Miscellaneous- Chills/rigors, low blood sodium levels, abnormal bleeding.



Other Precautions : Do not discontinue or stop the sudden use of duloxetine suddenly as it will cause withdrawal symptoms like dizziness, headache, irritability, vomiting and seizures.
Consult your doctor for dosage changes.
Consult your doctor if you are going to have any surgery while using duloxetine.
Check blood pressure regularly while taking duloxetine as the drug is capable of producing hypertension.

Drug Name : Duloxetine

Duloxetine(Cymbalta) generic Duloxetine belongs to a class of drugs known as serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors. It is prescribed for depression, generalized anxiety disorder and for managing chronic musculoskeletal pain caused by fibromyalgia and other conditions. It is used to treat diabetic peripheral neuropathy (damage to the nerves due to diabetes). Duloxetine acts by increasing the levels of both serotonin and norepinephrine neurotransmitters in the brain, which maintains the mental balance and stops the transmission of pain signals in the brain.
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