Cymbalta 20mg (generic name: Duloxetine; brand names include: Duvanta /
Yentreve) is a type of antidepressant known as a serotonin and
noradrenaline reuptake inhibitor (SNRI). It affects chemicals in the
brain that may become unbalanced and cause depression.
Generic Cymbalta 20mg is used to treat:
Diabetic neuropathic pain (stabbing or shooting pains associated with diabetes)
Generalised anxiety disorder
This medication may be prescribed for other uses; ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
the directions on your prescription label carefully, and ask your
doctor or pharmacist to explain any part you do not understand. Take Generic Cymbalta 20mgexactly as prescribed by your doctor.
Take each dose with a glass of water. Generic Cymbalta 20mg may be taken with or without food.
Generic Cymbalta 20mg capsules should be swallowed whole and should not be chewed or
crushed, nor should the contents be sprinkled on food or mixed with
Try to take Generic Cymbalta 20mg at the same time each day.
It may take 1 to 4 weeks or longer before you feel the full benefit of
Generic Cymbalta 20mg . Do not stop taking Generic Cymbalta 20mg without first talking to your
doctor. Your doctor will probably decrease your dose gradually.
If you miss a dose of Generic Cymbalta 20mg, take the missed dose as soon as you
remember it. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the
missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a
double dose to make up for a missed one.
Store this medicine at room temperature, away from heat and light.
Before taking Generic Cymbalta 20mg , tell your doctor or pharmacist if:
you are allergic to Generic Cymbalta 20mg or any other medications;
you are taking thioridazine or a monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitor, or
if you have stopped taking an MAO inhibitor within the past 14 days;
you have or have ever had glaucoma;
you drink or have ever drunk large amounts of alcohol;
you have or have ever had a heart attack; high blood pressure; seizures;
coronary artery disease or heart, liver, or kidney disease, or
you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding.