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Dr. Ron Daulton, Jr.
I’ve created a chart below that shows the side effects of Duloxetine (Cymbalta). As I discussed in the previous part of this article where I talked about how this medication works, it is often used for patients with spinal disc problems because it can be effective for chronic neuropathic pain, which is the type of pain these conditions cause.
If you are taking this medication and you think you are experiencing one of the side effects listed below, you should discuss it with your doctor immediately. Please do not stop taking any medications without speaking to your doctor about it first.
In addition to that, this is not a complete list of the possible side effects that can occur (these are the most common side effects). Everyone is different and you may experience a side effect that is not on the list. However, I’ve tried to be as thorough and complete as possible. So if you are experiencing a new symptom while taking this medication, you should bring that to your doctor’s attention as well.
|allergic reaction: skin rash or hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat|
|mood or behavior changes, anxiety, panic attacks, trouble sleeping, feeling impulsive, irritable, agitated, hostile, aggressive, restless, hyperactive (mentally or physically), depressed, or have thoughts about suicide or hurting yourself.|
|nausea, upper stomach pain, itching, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay–colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes)|
|feeling like you might pass out|
|agitation, hallucinations, fever, fast heart rate, overactive reflexes, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of coordination|
|very stiff (rigid) muscles, high fever, sweating, confusion, tremors|
|easy bruising, unusual bleeding|
|painful or difficult urination|
|headache, trouble concentrating, memory problems, weakness, feeling unsteady, seizure, shallow breathing or breathing that stops|
|severe skin reaction – fever, sore throat, swelling in your face or tongue, burning in your eyes, skin pain, followed by a red or purple skin rash that spreads (especially in the face or upper body) and causes blistering and peeling|
|mild nausea or loss of appetite|
Next we’ll discuss drug interactions for this medication. You can click here to see those now, or you can click the Next button below.
Here is a list of other medications you can learn about also:
- NSAID’s (Non–Steroidal Anti–Inflammatory Drugs)
- Analgesics (Pain Relievers)
- Muscle Relaxers
- Corticosteroids & Anesthetics (Cortisone Injections, Epidurals And Oral Steroids)
- Anticonvulsants (for Neuropathic Pain)