Cymbalta Product Description
Cymbalta is an oral drug with an antidepressant and analgesic action.
As an antidepressant agent, Cymbalta is used to improve mental status in patients with:
- generalized anxiety disorder (GAD);
- major depressive disorder (MDD).
As an analgesic, Cymbalta is indicated for:
- management of painful diabetic neuropathy;
- relief of diffuse musculoskeletal pain caused by fibromyalgia syndrome;
- treatment of chronic pain associated with damaged muscles, soft tissues, joints, ligaments, tendons, and bones.
The total effective dose of Cymbalta ranges from 40 to 60 mg per day. The initial daily dose of Cymbalta for children aged from 7 to 17 years old and the elderly above 70 years makes 30 mg.
Cymbalta capsules are recommended to be taken 1-2 times a day, spaced by equal intervals. If you have accidentally missed the prescribed time of the drug intake, take Cymbalta capsules as soon as you remember. If it took long time after a Cymbalta capsule was missed, take your next dose of the antidepressant at the normal scheduled time.
Cymbalta capsules can be used for long-term antidepressant therapy. The first antidepressive response should be assessed in 60 days after the start of Cymbalta application.
Cymbalta capsules should be protected from moisture and stored in an original package at room temperature not exceeding 30°C.
Cymbalta Safety Information
The patients with a history of cardiovascular events, liver diseases, serotonin syndrome should take extra care while on Cymbalta capsules (especially during the first 4 weeks of the treatment).
All materials regarding the antidepressant and analgesic therapy, provided in the review of Cymbalta, shall be used only as general information. In any case the information about Cymbalta should not be used as a substitute for the standard of medical care of the neurologists or other health specialist. The online pharmacy shall not be responsible for any actions and consequences of any actions, arising from the use of the information about Cymbalta.
Cymbalta Side Effects
Most common adverse effects are mild to moderate and appear at the beginning of treatment with Cymbalta. Approximately 5% of the patients may observe effects, caused by this drug, for example: headache, hyperhidrosis and decreased appetite. After the application of Cymbalta diabetic patients may observe somnolence, dry mouth, fatigue and constipation. Normally, the listed adverse effects disappear in long-term use of Cymbalta. In some patients, Cymbalta may cause nausea, dizziness and vomiting. If these adverse effects are apparent, the use of Cymbalta should be ceased.