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Cymbalta Side Effects

Cymbalta (duloxetine) is a norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI) which is used to treat depression disorders, anxiety disorders and management of diabetic peripheral neuropathic pain and fibromyalgia and of chronic musculoskeletal pain.

It is widely believed that the depression is caused by the neurotransmitters imbalance. Duloxetine prevents serotonin and epinephrine to be taken again by nerves after they have been released once. In this way it can improve energy level and mood.
At a small number of adults of age less than 24, it may also have at the beginning, suicidal thoughts or experience worsening condition. If this happens call a doctor to tell how you feel.

When taking Cymbalta be careful if driving or doing any other activity that requires high attention, since it can hinder your way of reacting or thinking.

Call immediately a doctor if one of the following symptoms persists:

  • Attitude changes
  • Anxiety
  • Irritation
  • Restless
  • More depressed

Among the common side effects are:


  • ·         Dizziness
  • ·         Dry Mouth
  • ·         Low energy level
  • ·         Diarrhea
  • ·         Appetite loss
  • ·         Vomiting feeling
  • ·         Excessive sweating
  • ·         Sleeping problems

Amog the more severe side effects we can mention:


  • ·         Sleepiness
  • ·         Feeling faint
  • ·         Anxiety
  • ·         Inability to have erection
  • ·         Itching
  • ·         Indigestion
  • ·         Seizures
  • ·         Rash
  • ·         Fast Heartbeat
  • ·         Bad breath
  • ·         Not feeling well


However cymbalta can cause also other side effects that may not be listed above. If you experience unusual state, and feel uncomfortable, call immediately your physician.

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