How do you adjust to Cymbalta?

Swallow Cymbalta capsules whole, do not crush or chew. Do not open the capsule and sprinkle on foods or liquids, because this may affect the way the contents of the capsule are absorbed. Dosages of 30 mg/day for at least one week may be desirable initially to improve tolerance to the effects of Cymbalta.

How long does it take for the side effects of Cymbalta to go away?

The common side effects are nausea, headache, dry mouth, drowsiness, fatigue, constipation and difficulty sleeping. These side effects can go away within one to two weeks.

How long before Cymbalta works for anxiety?

It takes two to four weeks for duloxetine to start helping. It could take some weeks or months to get its full effect. Scientists believe that at first the higher levels of serotonin (and possibly noradrenaline) have direct effects which do not help relieve the depression or anxiety.

How do you know if Cymbalta is not working?

Signs that your antidepressant might not be working include:

  1. You feel more or the same amount of sadness, anxiety, or irritability after several weeks or months of taking the medication.
  2. You feel slightly better, but still feel that your depression is affecting your ability to function.
  3. You are having trouble sleeping.

Does Cymbalta make you feel worse before better?

Some patients may feel worse instead of better when first starting drugs like Cymbalta or when changing the dose. You may feel more anxious, agitated, hostile, aggressive, impulsive, and feel like you are not yourself or become less inhibited. You may have thoughts of suicide, hurting yourself or other people.

Is Cymbalta 30 mg effective for anxiety?

In this nine-week study, Cymbalta significantly improved core anxiety symptoms such as anxious mood, fears and tension by 51 percent in patients taking 60mg/day and by 50 percent in patients taking 120mg/day compared to an improvement of 32 percent in patients taking sugar pill.

What are the most common side effects of Cymbalta?

Nausea, dry mouth, constipation, loss of appetite, tiredness, drowsiness, or increased sweating may occur. If any of these effects last or get worse, tell your doctor promptly. Dizziness or lightheadedness may occur, especially when you first start or increase your dose of this drug.