Contraindications an precautions

Duloxetine is contraindicated in patients with a known hypersensitivity to duloxetine or any of the inactive ingredients and it should not be used concommitantly with an MAOI.

Cymbalta is contraindicated in anyone who has shown a sensitivity to duloxetine or any of Cymbalta's inactive ingredients. Inactive ingredients include subsancaes like hydroxypropyl methylcellulose acetate succinate, gelatin, sodium lauryl sulfate, sucrose, sugar, talc, triethyl citrate, hypromellose and others.

Its use should be avoided in patients with uncontrolled narrow-angle glaucoma, in which mydriasis (dilation of the pupil) can cause sudden worsening.

Cymbalta and thioridazine should not be co-administered.

Precautions

You should not drink alcohol while taking Cymbalta and be extra careful if you want to drive or to do anything that demands a high degree of focus.

You have to take Cymbalta in the exact way that it was prescribed to you by your physician. Follow the instructions that you can find on the prescription inside the drug box.

Do not take expired capsules. Try not to break or open the contents of the pill, as Cymbalta is made to absorb its contents slowly into your organism; if you chew the capsules, that would release an unrecommended dose in short time. Swallow pills in whole.

Don't interrupt duloxetine treatment without talking to your doctor. Store duloxetine as any other medication, far from heat or excesive humidity.