Cymbalta is a medication that is useful in treating the symptoms that are related to fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition where an individual experiences an extensive musculoskeletal ache, extensive tiredness, and so much tenderness in some parts of the body such as tenderness in the spine, in the neck region, hips and shoulders. Many people who suffer from this condition also experience anxiety, sleep disturbances and morning stiffness. Cymbalta is the drug that offers relief from both mental and physical symptoms, as well as any thoughts that are related to depression. Cymbalta is basically a trade name for duloxetine, which is one of the dual uptake inhibitors or antidepressants.
The FDA has approved Cymbalta as a drug that cures major depression and diabetic peripheral neuropathy pain. This drug aims at fighting the main chemical messengers that are responsible for both pain perceptions and depression. Cymbalta should not be taken in large amounts or for a longer period of time than recommended by the health professional. This medication can take only thirty days for your symptoms to improve. Cymbalta comes in a capsule form and can be taken orally. In order to avoid vomiting the drug, you should not open the capsule, chew it or crush it.
All drugs do have side effects and Cymbalta is not an exception, its common side effects include fatigue, nausea, drowsiness, dry mouth, dizziness, loss of appetite, blurred vision, constipation, itching, rash, and increased sweating. Cymbalta's less common side effects include belching, abdominal orgasm, decreased interest in sex, sour stomach, difficulty in making movements, problem with ejaculation, fear, redness of the face, erectile dysfunction, joint pain, heart burn, indigestion pain, and chest pain. The side effects of Cymbalta are always mild and do not last for long therefore when they persist or become unbearable to the patient, it is advised to consult a doctor immediately.
Before beginning Cymbalta dosage, it is advised that you read and understand the medication guide that comes together with the drug, the medication is always about the risk of suicidal thoughts and the drug’s dosage. You should consult your doctor and share with him about all the risks and the benefits that you can get from Cymbalta treatment, all choices of treatment for depression or any other serious mental illness and any misunderstanding about the drug. You should also know the most important information about Cymbalta such as, it can increase suicidal thought or suicidal actions in teenagers, young adults and in some children within the first days or months of the treatment.
In order to avoid any serious problem or action from the patient who is under Cymbalta medication, you must keep all follow up check ups and visits to your doctor as scheduled, you can call the doctor at any time when you have doubts concerning the symptoms. You should also contact your doctor immediately when you realize an abrupt change in moods, feeling, behaviour or thoughts. Lastly, you have to take the medications strictly as prescribed by the doctor.