Symbal (Duloxetine Hydrochloride)
What is Symbal (Duloxetine Hydrochloride) used for?
Symbal (Duloxetine) is an oral selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) prescribed to treat patients suffering from depression or generalized anxiety disorder. It operates by balancing levels of naturally occurring chemicals in the brain to reduce the occurrence of symptoms associated with these conditions including nervousness, feelings of guilt, feelings of worthlessness, or fatigue. Your doctor may prescribe its use for other unlisted purposes, as well.
How should I use Symbal (Duloxetine Hydrochloride)?
Follow your doctor`s instructions while using Symbal (Duloxetine) to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. One table is normally administered daily, but your particular regimen will depend on your weight, age, current health, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed with a large glass of water and may be taken on an empty stomach, although a snack or meal is suggested prior to use if you experience nausea. Never crush or split the tablets before use to avoid destroying or altering the effects of their contents. Ask your doctor or pharmacist any questions you have about the medicine to make sure you are using it correctly.
What are the side effects of Symbal (Duloxetine Hydrochloride)?
The use of Symbal (Duloxetine) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
Stop using the medication and contact your doctor immediately if any serious side effects occur such as severe headaches, sensitive skin, easier bruising, severe nausea, vomiting, faintness, hallucinations, stiff muscles, painful urination, urinary retention, or severe skin reactions. These conditions may require reduced dosages, application frequency, or emergency medical attention in serious cases to prevent further health problems from occurring.
Symbal (Duloxetine) should not be used by patients who are under the age of eighteen, fructose intolerant, taking other similar medications, who have hypertension, liver disease, severely decreased kidney function, or have taken an MAOI medication within the last two weeks. Also inform your doctor if you have a history of bleeding disorders, history of mania, history of seizures, bipolar disorder, a history of suicidal thoughts, glaucoma, heart disease, hypertension, or reduced liver or kidney function. These conditions may require special alterations to your regimen to prevent further health problems from occurring.
Strictly use Symbal (Duloxetine) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Symbal (Duloxetine) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.