Is swelling a side effect of Cymbalta?
A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing, skin blisters, mouth sores.
Can Cymbalta be opened and sprinkled?
Do not open the Cymbalta® delayed-release capsule and sprinkle the contents on food or in liquids. If you cannot swallow the Drizalma Sprinkle™ delayed-release capsule whole, you may do the following: You may open the capsule and sprinkle the contents over one tablespoon (15 mL) of applesauce.
How long does it take for your body to adjust to Cymbalta?
Sleep, energy, or appetite may show some improvement within the first 1-2 weeks. Improvement in these physical symptoms can be an important early signal that the medication is working. Depressed mood and lack of interest in activities may need up to 6-8 weeks to fully improve.
Is Cymbalta always delayed-release?
Cymbalta is always taken by mouth as a delayed-release capsule. Doses may vary, so Cymbalta capsules come in three strengths: Delayed-release capsules: 20 milligrams (mg), 30 mg, 60 mg.
Do Cymbalta side effects go away?
Most of these side effects may go away within a few days or a couple of weeks. But if they become more severe or don’t go away, talk with your doctor or pharmacist. * This is a partial list of mild side effects from Cymbalta.
How can I reduce the side effects of Cymbalta?
How to avoid Cymbalta side effects
- Take Cymbalta as directed.
- Read the medication guide.
- Tell the doctor about all medical conditions.
- Tell the doctor about all medications being taken.
- Do not stop taking Cymbalta.
- Do not drink alcohol.
- Be careful about driving and other risky activities.
- Avoid NSAIDs.
What happens if you open Cymbalta capsule?
Patients may experience adverse events with Cymbalta. Three cases (n=3) reported patients opening the capsule to decrease the adverse effects of Cymbalta they experienced. These adverse effects include arrhythmia, elevated blood pressure, and esophageal burning.
What happens if you crush duloxetine?
Since Cymbalta comes as time-released capsules, it is important to take this medicine in its pill form, as crushing or mixing it with liquid will release all the drug at once. This can increase the risk of side effectssuch as nausea, hallucinations and severe skin reactions.
Does Cymbalta make you feel worse before better?
Some patients may feel worse instead of better when first starting drugs like Cymbalta or when changing the dose. You may feel more anxious, agitated, hostile, aggressive, impulsive, and feel like you are not yourself or become less inhibited. You may have thoughts of suicide, hurting yourself or other people.
How do you know if Cymbalta is not working?
Signs that your antidepressant might not be working include:
- You feel more or the same amount of sadness, anxiety, or irritability after several weeks or months of taking the medication.
- You feel slightly better, but still feel that your depression is affecting your ability to function.
- You are having trouble sleeping.
How do you titrate Cymbalta?
Taper schedule: The main way to manage Cymbalta discontinuation syndrome is by slowly tapering the dose with the help of your doctor. Generally, duloxetine tapers last around two weeks. The dose may be halved in the first week, and then halved again in the second week before discontinuing the drug.
Why does Cymbalta make me feel weird?
Interaction or overdosage may cause serotonin syndrome (symptoms include mental status changes [such as agitation, hallucinations, coma, delirium), fast heart rate, dizziness, flushing, muscle tremor or rigidity, and stomach symptoms (including nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea).