... me taper down on Cymbalta and up on Brintillex. I've been on 20mg of Brintillex for almost a week and completely off Cymbalta. The only noticeable side effects have been a little nausea and increased flatulence. I actually feel really good and have tons more energy. One of the things that I read about Brintillex is that it is specifically prescribed for MDD, so it's a little concerning that other docs are prescribing it with other meds that may interact. I think Brintillex is a one and done type of drug. It's probably not a good idea to use it in combination with other psychotropic drugs, but that is purely my opinion. Based on what you all are seeing in this forum, what do you think?
Brintillex has a lot of drug interactions. The PDA has a lot of cautions.
If it is working for you, then be happy. If you think you are taking something that might interact, see your doctor right away. Some of the interactions with common drugs are important.
I'm curious about how you're doing now that it's been a while since you've been off cymbalta. For me it's been 3 months since tapering off and quitting and I've been plunged into the lowest point of my life. I didn't replace it with anything else but I'm staring to think that maybe I should. I originally started taking cymbalta for GAD and MDD, 7 years ago.
- Cymbalta Information for Consumers
- Cymbalta Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Cymbalta (detailed)
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