This information is generalized and not intended as specific medical advice. Consult your healthcare professional before taking or discontinuing any drug or commencing any course of treatment.
Serious. These medicines may interact and cause very harmful effects. Contact your healthcare professional (e.g. doctor or pharmacist) for more information.
How the interaction occurs:
Your antibiotic may slow down how quickly your liver processes duloxetine.
What might happen:
The amount of duloxetine in your blood may increase and cause more side effects than normal.
What you should do about this interaction:
Let your healthcare professionals (e.g. doctor or pharmacist) know right away that you are taking these medicines together. Let your doctor know if you have problems with drowsiness, dizziness, blurred vision, severe mental or mood changes such as anxiety or mania, weight loss, tremors, or difficulty urinating.Your healthcare professionals may already be aware of this interaction and may be monitoring you for it. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with them first.Reference:1.Cymbalta (duloxetine hydrochloride) US prescribing information. Eli Lilly and Company October, 2012.