Duletin 40 Mg Capsule 10
Duloxetine is used to treat depression, anxiety, neuropathic pain, chronic pain of fibromyalgia, muscle, and joint pains of osteoarthritis.
How does the drug work?
Duloxetine belongs to the class of selective serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SSNRIs). It is a potent inhibitor of serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake and less potent inhibitor of dopamine reuptake. It potentiates serotonergic and noradrenergic activity in the CNS. This causes increased levels of serotonin and norepinephrine, which decreases the symptoms of depression.
What are the common side effect?
The common side effects of duloxetine are constipation, drowsiness, fatigue, headache, heartburn, loss of appetite, muscle cramp, increased sweating, tremor, vomiting, nausea, weakness, stomach pain, and frequent urination.
Important Information for use
• People with bone marrow depression should not use Zepcar CR medicine.
• Avoid the Zepcar CR drug if an allergic reaction was seen with an earlier use of carbamazepine.
• Do not take any other antidepressant drugs along with Carbafen tablet. If a MAO-inhibitor drug was used in the past 14 days, then do not take Zepcar CR.
• Call the doctor immediately in the case of skin rash, unusual weakness, bleeding and fever. This is because of the chances of Carbafen side effects such as life-threatening skin rash.
• Continue the Zepcar CR medication for the full length prescribed by the doctor.
• Pregnant women should not start or stop using Zepcar CR unless instructed by the doctor.
• Don’t get exposed to sunlight due to the risk of sunburn with Zepcar CR.
• Do not take grapefruit juice while using Zepcar CR.
1. I am on thioridazine. Can I take duloxetine tablet? No, duloxetine and thioridazine may have drug-drug interactions if taken together.
2. Can I take warfarin along with duloxetine medicine? No, patients should not take warfarin along with duloxetine
3. How to take duloxetine tablet? duloxetine medication should be taken after food along with a glass full of water to avoid nausea and stomach upset.
4. When can I stop taking duloxetine drug? Do not stop duloxetine medication abruptly; tapering of the drug is needed. Talk to the doctor about the safe withdrawal of the drug.
5. What is the recommended dosage for duloxetine? Doctors prescribe the dosage depending on the patient's health condition, do not self-medicate. Consult the doctor before taking the drug.