Cymbalta 30 mg
Cymbalta 60 mg
Cymbalta is an antidepressant medication that works as a serotonin and noradrenaline reuptake inhibitor to treat major depressive disorder.
Your brain has many neurotransmitters that work as chemical messengers between nerve cells and serotonin and noradrenaline are two of them. The effects of serotonin and noradrenaline are to lighten your mood before they are reabsorbed into the nerve cells. It is believed that an imbalance of neurotransmitters in your brain can cause depression.
Cymbalta helps to block serotonin and noradrenaline from being reabsorbed so quickly, and helps balance the level of these transmitters to decrease the feelings of sadness, gloom, and loss of interest in activities you once enjoyed.
Cymbalta has also been prescribed to treat the symptoms of widespread pain called fibromyalgia. It has been found that people with fibromyalgia can be up to three times more likely to experience depression. Signs of depression with chronic pain can present as a continual sad or anxious mood, low energy, guilt or irritability, and even thoughts of self-harm. In addition, Cymbalta is prescribed to help relieve nerve pain (peripheral neuropathy) in people with diabetes or ongoing pain due to medical conditions such as arthritis or chronic back pain.
Before beginning treatment with Cymbalta, advise your doctor of any medical conditions you have, especially: liver or kidney disease; glaucoma; high blood pressure; seizures or epilepsy; blood clotting disorders. Consult with your doctor about the risks of taking Cymbalta medication while you are pregnant, may become pregnant, or are breast feeding.
You should not stop taking Cymbalta medication abruptly, as this may cause a variety of withdrawal symptoms that include: feeling sick; headache; irritability; trouble sleeping; dizziness; diarrhea.
Possible Cymbalta side effects: headache or muscle aches, frequent urination, cough, unusual drowsiness.
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