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DULOXETINE (Cymbalta) [Doo-LOX-e-teen]
How to use this medication
Duloxetine is a medication used to treat different types of pain such as neuropathic pain and fibromyalgia.
Duloxetine comes in different strength capsules. A usual starting dose is 30 to 60 mg once a day.
What you need to do
Have your blood tested occasionally. This is important to make sure duloxetine isn’t irritating your liver.
Drinking alcohol while taking duloxetine can irritate your liver. It is best to limit the amount of alcohol you drink. Discuss with your doctor.
Side effects & important things to know
Duloxetine can cause pain in the stomach, nausea, or vomiting. It can also a dry mouth and constipation.
Duloxetine can make you feel dizzy. It can rarely cause agitation or confusion.
Duloxetine can cause blurry vision. Let your doctor know if you have glaucoma before starting duloxetine.
Duloxetine can rarely cause an increase in your blood pressure. Your doctor will monitor this. Tell your doctor if you have high blood pressure.
Duloxetine has not been studied in pregnancy. Let your doctor know if you are planning to get pregnant or if you are breastfeeding.
When should I call my doctor
- * If you feel sick and want to stop
- * If you are concerned about any side effects
- * If you want to or have already stopped the medicine
Other Reasons to Call your Doctor:
Other important information
It is best to stop duloxetine slowly. The dose should be reduced over a week or two.