March 24, 2023

Ask Your Pain Doc will answer some common questions that patients asked about Duloxetine or Cymbalta.

If your doctor started you on cymbalta or duloxetine or you want to know more information about this medication make sure you watch this video if you like to support my channel make sure you click on the subscribe button below this is ask your pain doc welcome to my channel let’s do this duloxetine is an antidepressant duloxetine or symbalta belongs to a group of

Medication called selective serotonin and norepinephrine inhibitor what it does is actually increase the level of serotonin and norepinephrine in your body serotonin and norepinephrine can help you with depression and pain duloxetine is used to treat depression and anxiety in addition duloxetine is used to help relieve nerve pain like peripheral neuropathy which is

Tingling in hands or feet of diabetic patients or severe arthritis chronic low back pain and fibromyalgia is a disease that you get widespread and diffuse body pain although the exact mechanism of cymbalta is unknown it is believed that cymbalta helps to reduce the pain and enhance body natural pain suppressing system by increasing the level of norepinephrine and

Also serotonin in the brain and spinal cord since its approval most recent studies showed that cymbalta can also reduce chronic musculoskeletal pain and also osteoarthritis pain cymbalta is approved to treat depression anxiety it can also manage diabetic neuropathy and also fibromyalgia cymbalta is also approved for management of chronic muscular pain including

Chronic osteoarthritis and chronic low back pain you have to be very cautious when you’re taking symbolta with other antidepressant you also should be careful if you have glaucoma or increase pressure inside your eyes the most common side effects of symbols are including drowsiness nausea constipation loss of appetite dry mouth or increased sweating less

Common side effects are including diarrhea stomach pain urinary retention dizziness headache tiredness muscle cramps reduce sexual function or shaking cymbalta can increase suicidal ideas and behavior changes in children adolescents and young adults if that happens make sure you contact your doctor immediately cymbalta comes as a delayed release capsule

In 20 30 or 60 milligrams strength it is usually recommended that you start with initial dose of 20 to 30 milligram and increase the dose to a target of 60 milligram within few weeks symbolta is not safe during pregnancy so you have to talk to your doctor regarding risk and benefit of this medication when symbols are used for pain it usually takes about two or

Three weeks to see some effect however for depression and lack of energy you have to wait about six to eight weeks i hope you enjoyed this video make sure you support my channel by subscribing send me your feedback comments tell me what you want and i can work in my next video i love you guys and i can’t wait to see you all soon have a wonderful day

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Cymbalta – Duloxetine – Cymbalta side effects By Ask Your Pain Doc