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What are the most common side effects of Cymbalta for the treatment of fibromyalgia?

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Cymbalta (duloxetine) is an antidepressant that can treat fibromyalgia. In clinical trials, It works very well to lower the pain of fibromyalgia quickly. Common side effects with this medication include:

Other side effects include:

  • Constipation
  • Dry mouth
  • Nausea
  • Loss of appetite (may include anorexia)
  • Lowered sex drive
  • Drowsiness or sleepiness
  • More sweating
  • Jitters, nervousness, or restlessness (agitation)
  • Trouble peeing

From: Cymbalta for Fibromyalgia Treatment WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

WebMD: "Cymbalta Oral."

Rakel R.E. , 7th ed, 2007; Saunders Elsevier. Textbook of Family Medicine

Cymbalta web site: "Cymbalta and Fibromyalgia."

Savella web site.

Rakel P, Bope E.T. , Saunders Elsevier. Conn's Current Therapy 2007

Reviewed by David Zelman on February 13, 2018

SOURCES:

WebMD: "Cymbalta Oral."

Rakel R.E. , 7th ed, 2007; Saunders Elsevier. Textbook of Family Medicine

Cymbalta web site: "Cymbalta and Fibromyalgia."

Savella web site.

Rakel P, Bope E.T. , Saunders Elsevier. Conn's Current Therapy 2007

Reviewed by David Zelman on February 13, 2018

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