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Duloxetine

Duloxetine Information

Duloxetine Benefits & Uses

Duloxetine is used to treat the following -

Duloxetine Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

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Ingredients of Duloxetine

Duloxetine

Duloxetine Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Duloxetine is used -

  1. Nausea or vomiting
  2. Headache Mild
  3. Dry Mouth Mild
  4. Drowsiness
  5. Dizziness Mild
  6. Constipation Moderate
  7. Ejaculation disorder
  8. Blurred vision
  9. Erythema
  10. Abdominal Pain Mild
  11. Diarrhoea
  12. Anxiety Mild
  13. Influenza like symptoms

Duloxetine Related Warnings

Is the use of Duloxetine safe for pregnant women?

Duloxetine may have some side effects during pregnancy. Pregnant women should discontinue the use of Duloxetine, and talk to their doctor, if they notice any discomfort.

Moderate

Is the use of Duloxetine safe during breastfeeding?

Taking Duloxetine may lead to serious side effects if you are breastfeeding. Duloxetine should not be taken by breastfeeding women unless prescribed by the doctor.

Severe

What is the effect of Duloxetine on the Kidneys?

Duloxetine may have mild side effects on the kidneys.

Mild

What is the effect of Duloxetine on the Liver?

Side effects of Duloxetine rarely affect the liver.

Mild

What is the effect of Duloxetine on the Heart?

Side effects of Duloxetine rarely affect the heart.

Mild

Severe Interaction of Duloxetine with Other Drugs

Duloxetine should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Pseudoephedrine

Phenylephrine

Duloxetine Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Duloxetine unless your doctor advises you to do so -

  1. Bipolar Disorder
  2. Suicidal Tendency
  3. Heart Disease
  4. Kidney Disease
  5. Liver Disease
  6. Urinary Retention
  7. Diabetes

Frequently asked Questions about Duloxetine

Is this Duloxetine habit forming or addictive?

No, there is no any evidence that Duloxetine is addictive.

No

Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

No, you should not drive or operate heavy machinery after taking Duloxetine as you may feel sleepy.

Dangerous

Is it safe?

Duloxetine should be used only after doctor's advice.

Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

Is it able to treat mental disorders?

Duloxetine has been seen to have positive effect on patients with mental disorders.

Yes

Duloxetine Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Interaction between Food and Duloxetine

Some foods when eaten with Duloxetine can alter the onset of actions. Discuss this with your doctor.

Mild

Interaction between Alcohol and Duloxetine

Consumption of alcohol and Duloxetine together may have severe effects on your health.

Severe
This medicine data has been created by -
Dr. Md Saadullah
M.Pharma, Pharmacy
3 Years of Experience
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Dr. Vikas Chauhan
B.Pharma, Pharmacy
2 Years of Experience
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References

  1. April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 474-475
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  3. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Cymbalta (duloxetine hydrochloride)