Hi , I´m Bipolar 2 , a friend of mine took Cymbalta (duloxetine hydrochloride), she has major depression or as they say "clinical depression" and did´nt experience any of the side effects but it all depends , we all have different reactions to the meds.
It is also use to treat the following:
Peripheral diabetic neuropathy pain
Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)
What other meds are you on, because of the interactions they might have?
Anyway,if you are experiencing common or serious side effects I recommend you contact your Doc right away just to be safe.
Loss of appetite
Sore throat or runny nose
A decreased sex drive (libido)
Upper respiratory tract infection
Other common Cymbalta side effects
Sexual side effects, including ejaculation problems, a decreased sex drive (libido), erectile dysfunction (ED or impotence), and orgasm problems (see Sexual Side Effects of Cymbalta)
Anxiety or agitation
Weight loss or weight gain depending on the individual
Abdominal pain (or stomach pain)
Vertigo (a spinning sensation)
Indigestion or heartburn
You should contact your Doc because these are serious side effects
Suicidal thoughts or behavior
Anxiety, agitation, or panic attacks
Hostility or aggressiveness
Engaging in unusual or dangerous activities
Restlessness or inability to sit still
Extreme elation or feelings of happiness that may switch back and forth with a depressed or sad mood
Other unusual changes in behavior
Signs of serotonin syndrome (a rare but dangerous problem associated with certain medications) such as:
Confusion or other mental changes
A rapid heart rate
Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
Blood pressure changes
An irregular heart rhythm
Fever, sweating, or shivering
Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia)
Difficulty passing urine
Signs of an allergic reaction, including an unexplained rash, hives, itching, unexplained swelling, wheezing, or difficulty breathing or swallowing.
Hope this helps you.
- Cymbalta Information for Consumers
- Cymbalta Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Cymbalta (detailed)
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