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What serious symptoms should I watch out when taking Cymbalta for fibromyalgia?

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Cymbalta (duloxetine) is an antidepressant. It sometimes can make your salt (sodium) levels drop dangerously low. It also can lead to liver problems, including liver failure and death in rare cases. Call your doctor right away if you notice any of the following while you’re taking Cymbalta:

  • Dark-colored pee
  • Itching
  • Pain in the right, upper belly area
  • Unexplained flu-like symptoms
  • Yellow skin or eyes (jaundice)

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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