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Cymbalta (Generic Name: duloxetine, Brand Names: Cymbalta) is an antidepressant used to treat major depressive disorder (MDD), generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), pain related to diabetic neuropathy and fibromyalgia and in some countries for stress urinary incontinence (SUI). It is manufactured and marketed by Eli Lilly.

Cymbalta comes in a group of drugs called selective serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SSNRI). Cymbalta works by restoring the balance of some natural substances (serotonin and norepinephrine) in the brain, which helps to improve certain mood problems.

Side Effects of Cymbalta

Contact your health care team immediately if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: skin rash or hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. Other common side effects of Cymbalta are:

  • Nausea
  • Drowsiness
  • Headaches
  • Dry mouth
  • Dizziness
  • Insomnia
  • Constipation
  • Fatigue
  • Diarrhea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Sore throat or runny nose
  • Weakness
  • Sweating
  • Vomiting
  • A decreased sex drive (libido) and other sexual side effects such as ejaculation problems, erectile dysfunction (ED or impotence), and orgasm problems
  • Upper respiratory tract infection
  • Coughing
  • Shakiness (tremors)
  • Frequent urination
  • Muscle pain
  • Blurred vision
  • Anxiety or agitation
  • Weight loss or weight gain
  • Hot flashes
  • Yawning
  • Abdominal pain (stomach pain)
  • Vertigo
  • Gas
  • Chills
  • Indigestion or heartburn
  • Seasonal allergies
  • Muscle spasms
  • Taste changes
  • Abnormal dreams
  • Cough

The FDA made evaluation of 372 studies involving around 100,000 patients and 11 antidepressants, including Lexapro, Zoloft, Prozac and Paxil. It was found there is an elevated risk for suicidal thoughts and behavior among adults.

Free initial consultation - If you or a loved one has suffered a side effect after taking Cymbalta, please fill out and submit the form at the right or contact us today at-1-800-780-2686.

Cymbalta linked to suicidal thoughts and serotonin syndrome
Australian Adverse Drug Reactions Bulletin says that Cymbalta (duloxetine), a popular antidepressant, has been linked to more than 100 adverse effects last year... Read More
Lilly withdraws FDA application for Cymbalta for pain
CHICAGO (Reuters) – Eli Lilly and Co Friday said that the company pulled out an application to market its anti-depressant Cymbalta for controlling chronic pain. U.S. health regulators had raised questions about the drug’s effectiveness and dosing... Read More

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