Symbal (Duloxetine Hydrochloride)
What is Symbal (Duloxetine Hydrochloride) used for?
Symbal (Duloxetine) is a selective serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SSNRI) prescribed to treat patients who are suffering from depression. The medication elevates levels of dopamine in the brain to prevent symptoms associated with this condition such as feelings of hopelessness, worthlessness, anxiety, or irritability. It may also be effective for treating generalized anxiety disorder or to prevent nerve pain in adults with diabetes. Your physician may prescribe it for other unlisted conditions, as well.
How should I use Symbal (Duloxetine Hydrochloride)?
Symbal (Duloxetine) is usually taken once or twice each day at a dosage of one tablet, but your particular instructions will depend on the condition being treated and the severity of your symptoms. Swallow these whole with a large glass of water to aid absorption. Even though the doses can be taken on an empty stomach, a snack or meal is recommended before use if you experience nausea. It is not recommended to change the form of the tablets before use by crushing, splitting, or chewing them as this may destroy or alter the effects of their contents. Ask your pharmacist or physician if you have any questions about using the medication to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Symbal (Duloxetine Hydrochloride)?
Some patients using Symbal (Duloxetine Hydrochloride) have reported experiencing side effects such as:
More serious side effects that may occur requiring immediate medical assistance include faintness, easier bleeding, sensitive skin, painful urination, skin rash, stiff muscles, nausea, vomiting, darkened urine, discolored stools, or jaundice. Inform your physician as soon as you experience any symptoms that are intense or worrying to you to make sure the correct changes are made to your regimen to prevent further problems.
Symbal (Duloxetine) should not be used to treat patients who have uncontrolled hypertension, liver disease, reduced kidney function, or if you have taken any other MAOI medications within the last two weeks. It is also important to inform your physician if you have heart disease, controlled hypertension, bipolar disorder, clotting medications, glaucoma, seizures, dehydration, or a history of suicidal thoughts. These conditions may require adjustments to your dosage to prevent potential health problems from occurring.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Symbal (Duloxetine). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.