Duloxetine is used to treat depression and anxiety. It is also used to help relieve nerve pain (peripheral neuropathy) in people with diabetes or ongoing pain due to medical conditions such as arthritis, chronic back pain, or fibromyalgia. Duloxetine may improve mood, sleep, appetite, and energy level, and decrease nervousness. It can also decrease pain due to certain medical conditions.
Take duloxetine by mouth with food as directed by the doctor.
Swallow the tablet whole with water.
Do not crush, chew, or split the tablet.
Take duloxetine regularly to get the most benefit from it.
To help remember, take duloxetine at the same time.
Quantity is based on your medical condition and response to treatment.
Do not increase your quantity or take this product more often than directed.
Do not increase the quantity than prescribed by the doctor. If the condition persists or worsens, or if you think you may have a serious medicalproblem, get medical help right away. Do not flush duloxetine down the toilet. Keep duloxetine out of the reach of children. Store the duloxetine at room temperature. Keep duloxetine away from sunlight.
Anxiety and depression
This medicine is used to treat depression, generalized anxiety, chronic musculoskeletal pain, and diabetic peripheral neuropathy (nerve damage that mostly affects the feet and legs, and sometimes affects the hands and arms.
The side-effects include CNS disorders like dizziness, fatigue, insomnia, blurred vision, headache, dry mouth, Gi disorders including abdominal pain, musculoskeletal pain, and sexual dysfunction.
Consult your doctor before using duloxetine during pregnancy for a better analysis.
Consult your doctor before using duloxetine during lactation for a better analysis.
Its use has shown a risk of drowsiness; therefore avoid using it while driving.
Consult your doctor before using duloxetine for a better analysis if you have liver disease.
Consult your doctor before using duloxetine for a better analysis if you have kidney disease.
The use of alcohol should be limited or avoided.
Patients who are allergic to duloxetine or any of its components should consult the doctor before taking it. If taking any vitamins, nutritional supplements, or herbal products are taken then consult the doctor before using duloxetine. If any sort of swelling is experienced, consult your doctor immediately. Using duloxetine, especially in high concentrations, might result in severe allergy.
The use should be avoided in patients with kidney and liver dysfunction, dostax is prohibited in people with untreated narrow-angle glaucoma (build-up of pressure in the eye).
What are its indications?
This medication is used for treating Major depressive disorder and nerve pain (peripheral neuropathy).
How to store this medicine?
Please store the tablet form of this medicine at room temperature (18-25 Celsius). Keep medicine away from children, and excessive light and moisture. Please read the leaflet provided with the medicine for further storage guidance.
What are its effects on pregnancy and lactation?
This medicine should only be used during pregnancy if no safer alternate is available. However, consult your doctor before use.
This medicine may pass into breast milk and harm the baby; therefore, it is not recommended during lactation.
What are its contraindications?
Patients with severe hepatic (liver) or renal (kidney) disease, glaucoma (high pressure in eye).
How to administer this medicine?
This medicine is mostly taken orally (through the mouth), with or without meals. The dosage is dependent on the age, condition and its severity.
This medicine is not recommended for children.
What are its side effects?
You may experience upset stomach, excessive sweating, anorexia, decreased libido, abnormal dreams, high blood pressure, rash, somnolence.
What are its precautions?
May cause dizziness. Patients with history of mania or any psychiatric disorders, heart, hepatic (liver) and renal (kidney) disorders, and elderly should be cautious.
Dawaai's intention is to make sure that it's consumers get information that is accurate, reviewed by an expert and error-free. However, the information mentioned here should not be used as a replacement for the advice of a qualified physician. The information given here is for informational purposes only, which may not cover all possible precautions, side effects, contraindications or drug interactions. Consult your doctor and discuss your queries related to any medicine or disease.
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