Is Cymbalta Right for You?
Cymbalta Can Offer Improvement of a Broad Range of Symptoms
There are many theories about the cause of depression. One common theory is that depression is caused by an imbalance of naturally occurring substances in the brain and spinal cord.
Although the exact way that Cymbalta works in people is unknown, it is believed to be related to an increase in the activity of serotonin and norepinephrine which are two naturally occurring substances in the brain and spinal cord.
Cymbalta is in a class of medications called selective SNRIs (serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors).
Who Should NOT Take Cymbalta?
You should NOT take Cymbalta if:
* You have recently taken a type of antidepressant called a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI)
* You have uncontrolled narrow-angle glaucoma (an eye disease)
* You are taking Mellaril® (thioridazine)
Before starting Cymbalta, tell your healthcare provider:
* About all of your medical conditions, including kidney problems, glaucoma, or diabetes
* About your alcohol use
* If you are taking nonprescription or prescription medicines, including those for migraine, to address a possible life-threatening condition
* If you are taking NSAID pain relievers, aspirin, or blood thinners. Use with Cymbalta may increase bleeding risk
* If you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant during therapy, or are breastfeeding an infant
While taking Cymbalta, tell your healthcare provider:
* If you have itching, right upper belly pain, dark urine, yellow skin/eyes, or unexplained flu-like symptoms, which may be signs of liver problems. Severe liver problems, sometimes fatal, have been reported
* If you have high fever, confusion, and stiff muscles to address a possible life-threatening condition
* Before stopping Cymbalta or changing your dose
* If you experience dizziness or fainting upon standing, especially when first starting Cymbalta or when increasing the dose. Your healthcare provider may periodically check your blood pressure while you are taking Cymbalta
If you have any questions, talk to your healthcare provider before taking Cymbalta.
Cymbalta is not approved for use in patients under age 18. Remember, only your doctor can decide if Cymbalta is right for you. in other Topic we suggest you to read the next Cymbalta list below :
Important Safety Information
What should I talk about with my healthcare provider?
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Who should NOT take Cymbalta?
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