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Can You Get Cymbalta (Duloxetine) Online?
Yes, licensed medical doctors can prescribe Cymbalta (Duloxetine) online after a medical evaluation.
You can speak with one of our online doctors to learn more about Cymbalta. Book an online appointment with one of our top doctors using your phone or computer.
During your virtual visit, a physician will review your symptoms and medical history to provide a diagnosis. If the doctor determines that a patient would qualify for Cymbalta, they can write a prescription and electronically send it to a nearby pharmacy for pickup.
What Is Cymbalta (Duloxetine)?
Cymbalta, sold under the generic name Duloxetine, is a common antidepressant. Cymbalta may also be used to treat pain in individuals with neuropathy or those experiencing chronic pain as a result of different types of arthritis. Cymbalta is also often used to treat a painful condition called fibromyalgia.
Cymbalta is part of the family of medications called selective serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SSNRIs), which work to maintain the balance of hormones in the brain.
SSNRIs are medications that are typically used to address depression as well as chronic pain that results from nerve damage or disease.
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Warning: The use of certain antidepressants to treat major depressive disorder (MDD) in adolescents may increase the risk of suicidal ideations and behaviors. While taking antidepressants mental health can change in unexpected ways. You should call a doctor right away if you experience any suicidal thoughts. Always talk to a doctor about the risks and benefits of taking antidepressant medication before beginning treatment.
How Does Cymbalta Work?
When an imbalance of serotonin and norepinephrine hormones occurs in the brain, it is possible for an individual to experience a shift in mood. This can have a significant impact on a person’s drive and willingness to perform daily activities.
SSNRIs like Cymbalta (duloxetine) work to help reestablish the balance of hormones in the brain. Cymbalta does this by blocking channels where serotonin and norepinephrine pass, preventing these hormones from returning into the cell that released them.
In this way, Cymbalta increases the concentration of readily available serotonin and norepinephrine to heighten their involvement in the processes that require them.
In the case of pain management, Cymbalta medication works to lower pain signal activity by increasing the availability of these same hormones in the brain. This helps reduce the severity of pain caused by neuropathy, and may even be beneficial against conditions causing chronic pain, such as fibromyalgia and arthritis.
What Dosage of Cymbalta is Typically Prescribed?
A typical Cymbalta dosage prescribed for patients with depression or similar psychiatric disorders is 40mg to 60mg once daily.
For individuals suffering from neuropathic pain, the Cymbalta dosage is usually 60mg once daily.
Cymbalta can be taken with or without food, and should be swallowed whole. Avoid crushing tablets or opening capsules.
According to experts, Cymbalta is a delayed onset medication that might not manifest benefits until after 4 weeks of consistent intake.
Cymbalta should not be abruptly discontinued in most cases, unless you develop a severe reaction with medication use. If you and your doctor decide on stopping treatment, your Cymbalta dosage will usually be gradually reduced over time to avoid possible withdrawal effects. Make sure to follow your doctor’s instructions as closely as possible.
What are the Benefits of Cymbalta?
It can normalize mood, improve productivity, and enhance a person’s sense of well-being for better engagement in daily activities.
For individuals with neuropathy, Cymbalta can be an effective solution to manage pain and discomfort.
According to studies, Cymbalta may present less side effects compared to other medications used for arthritis, such as NSAIDs and opioids, making it a preferred method of treatment for osteoarthritis and a wide variety of arthritic conditions.
What are Possible Side Effects of Cymbalta?
Individuals who use Cymbalta report a variety of side effects, some of which may or may not manifest on a patient-to-patient basis.
The most commonly experienced Cymbalta side effects include:
- Dry mouth
- Profuse sweating
- Loss of appetite
This is not a complete list of Cymbalta side effects. Always consult with your prescribing doctor about potential side effects before starting a new medication
What are Considerations and Precautions of Cymbalta?
Some people might not be able to takef Cymbalta, as certain conditions can cause negative effects that outweigh the positive outcomes of the drug. These medical conditions and concerns include:
- Kidney disease
- Liver problems
- Eye problems
- Heart conditions
- Use of narcotics
- Seizure disorders
- Bleeding problems
Similarly, individuals should tell their doctor about any medications or prescriptions they take to identify whether any drug interactions might be possible.
How Long Does Withdrawal from Cymbalta Last?
Everybody will experience withdrawal differently. Cymbalta withdrawal can last anywhere from a few days to a few weeks. In rare cases, some people may experience symptoms for a few months. The best way to come off of Cymbalta is to gradually decrease the dosage over at least two to several weeks on a schedule recommended by a doctor.
Can You Request a Cymbalta Prescription Online?
You cannot buy Cymbalta over the counter. In order to request a Cymbalta prescription, a patient must have a medical consultation with their doctor to determine whether Cymbalta or duloxetine would be an appropriate treatment. If the doctor decides to add Cymbalta to your treatment plan, they will electronically send your prescription to the pharmacy of your choice.
Telehealth is not appropriate for serious conditions that require immediate attention or emergency care. If you experience any life-threatening issues, call 911 or go to an emergency room immediately.
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