Guide To Duloxetine (Cymbalta)

Potential Side Effects

The most common side effects of this medication are mild. It may cause fatigue, sleepiness, and dizziness. Thus, patients should avoid driving until they know how the medicine affects them. Some patients will also experience insomnia. This effect increases daytime sleepiness. Individuals can also deal with mild flu-like symptoms such as constipation, nausea, and diarrhea on this medication. An increased appetite is relatively common, as is difficulty urinating and low sodium. This can cause issues with staying hydrated.

Excessive sweating has been reported on this medication as well. It might also cause irregular control of blood sugar in diabetes patients. There may also be severe skin reactions that prevent individuals from continuing to take this medication. With time, it may lead to organ damage in specific systems. Serotonin syndrome can occur due to this medication also. This is a medical emergency, which means that it can be fatal if it is not treated promptly. Serotonin syndrome has many symptoms, some of the most common being hallucinations, agitation, and coma.

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