Duzela 60 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.
• Individuals with severe kidney problems, chronic liver disease or cirrhosis should not use Duzela.
• Patients who have taken monoamine oxidase inhibitors such as rasagiline, seligiline within past 14 days should not take Duzela.
• Do not take other antidepressant drugs such as SSRIs and SNRIs with Duzela drug, as they may cause severe side effects such as fever, rigid muscles, and blood pressure changes.
• Do not take Duzela medication in cases of low potassium level or dehydration.
• Do not take duloxetine medication along with diuretics, as it may increase the risk of low potassium blood levels.
1. I am on thioridazine. Can I take duloxetine? 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? Duzela 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.