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Cymbalta Side Effects

Cymbalta Side Effects Include Suicidal Thoughts

WARNING OF SUICIDAL THOUGHTS AND BEHAVIORSCymbalta Side Effects Attorneys | Harrisburg PA, Hanover PA, Lancaster PA, York PA, Carlisle PA
Antidepressants increased the risk of suicidal thoughts and behavior in children, adolescents, and young adults in short-term studies.These studies did not show an increase in the risk of suicidal thoughts and behavior with antidepressant use in patients over age 24; there was a reduction in risk with antidepressant use in patients aged 65 and older.In patients of all ages who are started on antidepressant therapy, monitor closely for worsening, and for emergence of suicidal thoughts and behaviors. Advise families and caregivers of the need for close observation and communication with the prescriber.

Cymbalta is not approved for use in pediatric patients

What is Cymbalta and When is it Prescribed?

The active drug in Cymbalta is Duloxetine. Duloxetine is an antidepressant in a group of drugs called selective serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SSNRIs). Duloxetine affects chemicals in the brain that may become unbalanced and cause depression. Duloxetine is used to treat major depressive disorder and general anxiety disorder.

Duloxetine is also used to treat fibromyalgia (a chronic pain disorder), or chronic muscle or joint pain (such as low back pain and osteoarthritis pain). Duloxetine is also used to treat pain caused by nerve damage in people with diabetes (diabetic neuropathy). Duloxetine may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

Source: http://www.rxlist.com/cymbalta-drug/patient-images-side-effects.htm

Possible Side Effects While Taking Cymbalta
Be sure to report any strange symptoms or conditions that worsen while taking Cymbalta. Reported side effects of Cymbalta include, but may not be limited to:
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  • mood changes
  • changes in behavior
  • anxiety
  • panic attacks
  • difficulty sleeping
  • impulsive behavior
  • irritability
  • aggressiveness
  • hostility
  • restlessness
  • hyperactivity
  • depression
  • suicidal thoughts

 

Serious Withdrawal Symptoms

Many people who were prescribed Cymbalta for pain, anxiety, or major depressive disorders find that the drug is very difficult to discontinue using, much harder than most other antidepressants. It is estimated that, of the people who discontinue Cymbalta (duloxetine), 44%- 78% will experience withdrawal symptoms. The warning label printed on Cymbalta packaging states the risk is “greater than or equal to 1%”, which we feel is misleading. Reports suggest that Eli Lilly knew that a higher number of patients would experience withdrawals, but they used the 1% figure on their warning label.

Patients who discontinued use of Cymbalta report serious withdrawal symptoms to include electric-shock sensations in the body and brain (typically referred to as “brain-zaps”), suicidal thoughts, hallucinations, nightmares, vertigo, dizziness, uncontrollable weeping, nausea, vomiting, excessive sweating, numbness and tingling. Those injured by Cymbalta may be eligible for substantial compensation, talk to a drug side effects attorney at the Stampfle Law Firm today about your legal rights.

Drug Side Effects Lawsuits

There have been numerous lawsuits filed due to the harmful side effects of Cymbalta, but time is running out. If you or someone you know has experienced suicidal thoughts or any of the other symptoms described, contact an experienced Side Effects attorney at the Stampfle Law Firm right away for a Free Consultation about your case.

Our South Carolina Drug Side Effects attorneys have litigated a large number of defective or harmful drugs on behalf of our clients. We do not back down from a fight with large pharmaceutical companies, and we will fight to get you the compensation you deserve.

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