I am having high blood pressure which started recently after I started taking cymbalta. Is high blood presssure a side effect of using cymbalta?
10 Aug 2010
Cymbalta ,according to it's literature, often increases bp and can have a significant impact on someone's day to day life and health future if not addressed.In addition, in some areas of the country it has been found that there is an adverse interaction when taken with beta blockers- a type of bp med- often used as an initial medication to treat hypertension. It can cause increase lability of bp and is not effective in controlling it. I believe this information came to me thru UAMS in Arkansas. I had significant problems as I took lopressor for the elevated Bp , my bp would be too low or too high and very quickly had to change med types. I guess it sounds scary so why do I still take it? It's not scary if you know what might happen and get it controlled effectively which usually can happen in 1-2 days. In addition after being depressed since childhood and dealing with daily suicidal thoughts,many trials of antidepressants--the suicidal thoughts, once a daily issue were gone within 3 mos of starting cymbalta and have not returned. Hope this helps.
4 Aug 2010
i have taken cymbalta before it didnt effect me in that way ... the meds im taking now ive been taking for a pretty good while ... maybe you need a new blood pressure med or a higher dose ... mine is high ... been that way around 5 days now ..i made an appt i have to get something different ... maybe you do too... good luck
- Cymbalta Information for Consumers
- Cymbalta Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Cymbalta (detailed)
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