Cymbalta is a medicine which is a very frequently used in the treatment of conditions such as diabetic neuropathy, generalized anxiety disorder, depression and fibromyalgia. It is also used in the treatment of certain conditions for which it is not officially approved by FDA, and it is used for the treatment of adults. This medicine works by affecting particular chemicals in the brain, such as serotonin and norepinephrine, or by blocking the pain signals in the spinal cord or brain.
Regardless of the purpose of cybalta’s use, this medicine should not be taken without a prescription, because there are certain side effects which might appear, and some of them might even be life-threatening. One more reason because of which it should not be taken without a prescription, is the fact that there is a risky group of people, more prone to the possible side effects. This refers to the people who have diabetic gastroparesis, epilepsy, glaucoma, irregular blood pressure, certain heart condition, or bipolar disorder, or even only a history of this disorder in the family, because if they already use certain medicines for some of the mentioned conditions, Cymbalta should not be used in combination with them. Pregnant and breastfeeding women, or people who have some kind of allergy should also be extra careful before choosing this drug, because of the possible consequences.
With people who are not a part of the risky group, it is very hard to determine whether some of the side effects might appear or not, and which of them are more likely to be experienced. However, in the great majority of the cases, only mild and not serious side effects have been reported, those, which are, more or less, common side effects of every other medicine. Some of them are headache, nausea and vomiting, constipation, diarrhea, sore throat or dry mouth, sweating, and insomnia. Blurred vision, muscle aches and spasms, the loss of weight, pain in the stomach, and certain sexual side effect have also been reported, though in much fewer cases. Unless any of these symptoms are persistent and last for a longer period, no medical help is required. On the other side, the signs which do require immediate help are those which are related to the behavior and mental state, such as hostility, aggressiveness, anxiety, panic attacks, suicidal thoughts, chest palpitations, low blood sugar, the increase of the cholesterol level and congestive heart failure.