Cymbalta® duloxetine HCI capsules
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My neurologist has prescribed Cymbalta in the hopes that I can get off of Gabapentin, so basically trading one devil for another. The list of side effects for Cymbalta is long and I mean long take a look (from WebMD):

COMMON side effects
If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • Chronic Trouble Sleeping
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizzy
  • Drowsiness
  • Dry Mouth
  • Excessive Sweating
  • Feel Like Throwing Up
  • Loss Of Appetite
  • Low Energy
INFREQUENT side effects
If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression
  • Feeling Faint
If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression
  • Abnormal Dreams
  • Altered Interest In Having Sexual Intercourse
  • Blurred Vision
  • Chills
  • Cough
  • Feeling Agitated
  • Feeling Anxious
  • Feeling Weak
  • Gas
  • Head Pain
  • Inability To Have An Erection
  • Indigestion
  • Involuntary Quivering
  • Itching
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Orgasm Problems
  • Problem With Ejaculation
  • Sensation Of Spinning Or Whirling
  • Sleep Disorder
  • Sluggishness
  • Temporary Redness Of Face And Neck
  • Urination During The Night
  • Weight Gain
  • Weight Loss
  • Yawning

RARE side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression
  • Abnormal Liver Function Tests
  • Acute Inflammation Of The Pancreas
  • Behaving With Excessive Cheerfulness And Activity
  • Bleeding
  • Bleeding Of The Stomach Or Intestines
  • Burning Stomach
  • Dyskinesia
  • Erythema Multiforme
  • Extrapyramidal Reaction
  • Feeling Of Throat Tightness
  • Giant Hives
  • Having Thoughts Of Suicide
  • Heart Attack
  • Hepatitis
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Increased Risk Of Bleeding
  • Inflammation Of Blood Vessels In The Skin
  • Inflammation Of The Large Intestine
  • Life Threatening Allergic Reaction
  • Liver Failure
  • Low Amount Of Sodium In The Blood
  • Mild Degree Of Mania
  • Myoclonus
  • Secondary Angle-Closure Glaucoma
  • Seizures
  • Serotonin Syndrome – Adverse Drug Interaction
  • Stevens-Johnson Syndrome
  • Stomach Ulcer
  • Suicidal
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Syndrome Of Inappropriate Antidiuretic Hormone Secretion
  • Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy
  • Yellowing Of Skin Or Eyes From Bile Flow Problems
If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression
  • Abnormal Manner Of Walking
  • Aggressive Behavior
  • Bad Breath
  • Bleeding Not Related To Menstrual Period
  • Blood Pressure Drop Upon Standing
  • Bruise
  • Burping
  • Cannot Empty Bladder
  • Collection Of Clotted Blood In An Organ, Space Or Tissue
  • Confused
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • Difficult Or Painful Urination
  • Dilated Pupil
  • Discharge Of Milk In Men Or Women When Not Breastfeeding
  • Dry Eye
  • Dysarthria
  • Earache
  • Easily Angered Or Annoyed
  • Excess Urination
  • Excessive Thirst
  • Extreme Discomfort In Calves When Sitting Or Lying Down
  • Fast Heartbeat
  • Feeling Cold
  • Grinding Of The Teeth
  • Heart Throbbing Or Pounding
  • Hemorrhage Of Blood Under The Skin
  • High Blood Pressure
  • High Blood Sugar
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hives
  • Indifferent Behavior
  • Lockjaw
  • Mood Changes
  • Needing To Urinate Immediately
  • Night Sweats
  • Nosebleed
  • Not Feeling Well
  • Numbness
  • Numbness And Tingling
  • Painful, Red, Or Swollen Mouth
  • Rash
  • Redness Of Skin
  • Ringing In The Ears
  • Stomach Cramps
  • Sun-Sensitive Skin
  • Taste Problems
  • Testicular Pain
  • Throat Pain
  • Twitching

1 comment

  1. Avatar photo MissUnderstood says:

    I always find it so funny that the list of side effects for a drug is worse than the symptoms they are supposed to treat.

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