Cymbalta (duloxetine hydrochloride) should be used for the treatment of neuropathic pain, rheumatoid disorder, depression and generalized anxiety disorder, as well as other conditions as prescribed by your health care provider. The most common side effects when taking this drug are drowsiness, dizziness, nausea, dry mouth and headache. These minor side effects are likely to go away on their own and do not require special treatment. Swallow the capsule whole without breaking it or chewing on it. The capsule should dissolve in your stomach for the drug to be beneficial for your health. In order for the medicine to be at the same level in your blood make sure you take it exactly according to your dosing schedule. Cymbalta will be efficient only as long as you take it.
Report to your health care provider any medical conditions you have, as well as the drugs you are taking. If you need to receive treatment for other conditions make sure you discuss with your doctor whether you can combine the medicine you need with Cymbalta. Tell your health acre provider about any heart problems, bipolar disorder, high or low blood pressure, any allergies, suicidal attempts or thoughts, and eye conditions. These may affect the efficiency of your treatment. Drinking alcohol, being pregnant or breastfeeding may prevent you fro taking this drug. The following drugs are not supposed to be combined with Cymbalta: thioridazine or monoamine oxidase inhibitors, such as phenelzine, selegiline, rasagiline, tranylcypromine and isocarboxazid. At least five days are supposed to pass after you have taken Cymbalta before you can safely use a monoamine oxidase inhibitor. If you are younger than 24 your doctor may want you to visit him regularly. This has to do with the fact this medicine may cause suicidal thoughts in some patients from this age group.