What is Cymbalta?
Cymbalta is a selective serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor antidepressant (SSNRI). It affects chemicals in the brain that might be unbalanced in people with depression.
What Cymbalta is used for?
Cymbalta is used to treat major depressive disorder in adults. It is also used to treat general anxiety disorder in adults and children who are at least 7 years old.
Can Cymbalta cause weight changes?
When people do experience weight changes, they are more likely to lose weight, rather than gain it, while taking Cymbalta short-term.
Is there any relation between Cymbalta and suicide?
Cymbalta might cause worsening depression, thoughts of suicide, or suicidal behaviors, especially in younger adults. The risk is highest when beginning treatment or changing the dosage.
What should be avoided while taking Cymbalta?
Cymbalta might impair thinking or reactions. Be careful in case you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert. Avoid getting up too fast from a sitting or lying position, or you may feel dizzy.