Cymbalta is the commercial name for Duloxetine, a medication used to treat a variety of conditions. While it proves effective, it has side-effects. Some of them are no more than a nuisance while others should send you running to the doctor. The list of symptoms is long and tiring, ?and there’s no point in listing them all here. I’m only going to specify the most important and common Cymbalta side effects. It’s most likely that you won’t experience any rare side effects, so this list should serve you very well.
Cymbalta Side Effects -?Yellow lights
These are the buggier ones. ?They don’t cause any damage except for being annoying. Most people on Cymbalta will experience at least one of these. so, without further?adieu (yes, that is how you spell that), here they are:
- Dry mouth;
- Loss of appetite;
- Mild nausea.
You can see for yourself that none of these side-effects is really scary. None of the yellow lights will cause you any damage. They’re just annoying so be strong and push through. Sometimes they fade out with time as your body gets used to the new chemicals it’s being fed.
Cymbalta Side Effects -?Red Lights
These are the side-effects you need to look out for. If any of these side-effects occur in you, contact your doctor immediately. Don’t procrastinate, or you’ll find yourself taking a med that harms your health more than it helps it. There are more than a few so I’m going to divide them into three groups – body, mind, allergic. If you experience any symptoms of an allergic reaction you should get emergency medical help.
Allergic?Cymbalta Side Effects
- Skin hives, skin pain and spreading skin rash that may cause peeling or blistering;
- Shallow breathing and general breathing problems (breathing stops);
- Tongue, lips, throat or face swelling.
Body?Cymbalta Side Effects
- Feeling like you might pass out, fainting;
- Trouble urinating – pain, dark urine or any other difficulty;
- Abnormal bleeding;
- Easy bruising;
- Nausea, upper stomach pains and loss of appetite;
- Clay-colored Stool;
- Yellowing of the eyes and\or skin;
- Tachycardia (Heart beating too fast) or uneven heartbeats;
- High fever;
- General weakness;
- Rigid muscles;
- Muscle Tremors;
- Excessive sweating.
Mind?Cymbalta Side Effects
- Memory problems;
- Trouble concentrating;
- Loss of coordination;
- Agitation and overactive reflexes;
- Hyperactivity and restlessness;
- Hostility and aggression;
- Balancing problems;
- Mood swings;
- Behaviour changes;
- Anxiety and panic attacks;
- More severe depression;
- Suicidal thoughts or thoughts about hurting yourself.
More Information On Cymbalta Side Effects
This is not a complete list of Cymbalta side-effects. You can find a more complete list sorted by severity at?WebMD.com?and one sorted by incidence at Drugs.com.?Drugs.com also list symptoms of over-dose. ?Consult and keep your doctor informed of any side-effects you may experience.
If you experience any side-effects that aren’t mentioned above, you can report them to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
If you’ve had enough of Cymbalta and it’s side-effects and you’re considering Cymbalta withdrawal, keep in mind that there are Cymbalta withdrawal side effects as well. They are temporary though.
Don’t forget to like?SHPECK.com on Facebook.
Itay “SHPECK” Rijensky