Generic Cymbalta (GENERIC DULOXETINE) is a SSNRI (selective serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor) antidepressant. This medicine affects the chemical substances within the brain that could become unbalanced as well as cause depressive disorders. It is used in treating depression symptoms as well as general anxiety disorders. Generic Cymbalta can also be used to treat fibromyalgia, or chronic muscle or joint pain (for example lower back pain and osteoarthritis pain). This drug is sometimes also used to deal with pain caused by nerve damage in individuals with diabetes (diabetic neuropathy).
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The main ingredient in the Generic Cymbalta is Duloxetine hydrochloride. The chemical formula is (+)-(S)-N-methyl-γ-(1-naphthyloxy)-2-thiophenepropylamine hydrochlorid and molecular mass is 333.88. The inactive ingredients present in this medicine are: triethyl citrate, sodium dodecyl sulfate, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose acetate succinate, titanium dioxide, FD&C Blue No. 2, talc, hypromellose, gelatin, sugar spheres and sucrose.
The exact mechanism of Duloxetine in treating depression and anxiety is not clearly understood. However, it is related to certain drugs that act on central nervous system and have noradrenergic and serotonergic actions.
Generic Cymbalta (Duloxetine) is available as a tablet, which should be taken orally with a glass of water
In case of depressive disorders, this dosage is taken once or twice each day or as prescribed by the medical practitioner.
In case of fibromyalgia, generalized anxiety attacks, diabetic neuropathy or ongoing bone or muscle pain, it should be taken daily with or without meals.
Take Generic Cymbalta around the same time each day. Stick to the directions inside your prescription label.
Ingest the full tablet, do not split or crush it, as doing so may reduce the efficacy of the drug.
If you are using any other antidepressants, ask your doctor about the usage of this medicine, as severe drug interaction can lead to medical complications
It is imperative to use this medicine under the supervision of the doctor, and family members should keep an eye on the patient while using this antidepressant, because initially suicidal thoughts and mood changes are bound to occur with this medicine.
A regular follow-up with the doctor is highly essential while undergoing treatment with Generic Cymbalta
One should keep this medicine away from children
It is important to store this medicinal drug in a cool, dry place, and away from direct heat or sunlight
Do not use Generic Cymbalta, or ask your physician, if you have taken MAO inhibitors (drugs for depression) lately, as a hazardous drug interaction could happen.
Once you stop taking this medicine, you need to wait at least for 5 days before starting with MAOI drugs.
Report any kind of new or even worsening signs to your physician, for example: mood changes, anxiety attacks, sleep issues, or feeling impulsive, agitated, aggressive, and stressed and feelings of committing suicide or harming self.
Do not consume alcohol before or after taking Generic Cymbalta, as it may damage your liver.
The exact duration of treatment with Generic Cymbalta is hard to explain. However, the physician can guide you through the appropriate course of therapy. The dose is lowered or ceased after observing significant improvement in a patient’s overall behavior and mood.
Probable Side Effects
The common side effects of Generic Cymbalta are as follows –
Loss of appetite
Apart from the aforementioned symptoms, one may experience other side effects of this antidepressant. If they persist, consult the physician for medical intervention.
Other antidepressants, cancer drugs, antibiotics, blood thinners, cardiac medications, migraine drugs, seizures medicines and bronchodilators can adversely interact with Generic Cymbalta. Therefore, it is advised to have a word with the medical professional about undergoing therapies before using this medicine.
People suffering from below-mentioned health disorders are strictly prohibited from using Generic Cymbalta –