Improves mood and relieves certain kinds of pain. Cymbalta (Duloxetine) is good for treating depression and anxiety, and may help with chronic pain. More likely than other antidepressants to cause problems if you drink or have high blood pressure. Prevents seizures and stabilizes mood. Depacon (Valproate, Valproic Acid, Or Divalproex) is good long-term prevention for epilepsy, bipolar disorder, and migraines, but can cause weight gain. Reviews & ratings Everyone Men Women Filter group. All currently selected Everyone Men Women All ages 18-34 35-54 55+ Filter group. All currently selected All ages 18-34 35-54 55+ 4.84 Cymbalta
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Side effects Cymbalta Depakote
Dry mouth 8%
Sleep difficulty 4%
Decreased appetite 5%
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Accidental injury 6%
Muscle weakness 3%
Abdominal pain 1%
Any side effect 4%
More Depakote side effects » How it works Cymbalta Depakote Cymbalta (Duloxetine) is a serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI) antidepressant. It increases serotonin and norepinephrine activity in the brain, which regulates mood. Depacon (Valproate, Valproic Acid, Or Divalproex) is an antiepileptic. Researchers don't know exactly how it works. It seems to increase the amount of GABA, a chemical that calms nerves in the brain. Type of medication Cymbalta Depakote Prescription only Prescription only Available as Cymbalta Depakote Pill Extended release Extended release capsule Sprinkle Liquid Used for Cymbalta Depakote Risk factors for serious side effects Cymbalta Depakote › Age 24 years or younger › Using other medications that affect serotonin › Stopping Cymbalta (Duloxetine) suddenly › History of high blood pressure › Taking other blood-thinning drugs Detailed Cymbalta (duloxetine) risks & warnings » › Children under age 2 › History of metabolic disorders › History of depression › People also taking Topamax Detailed Depacon (valproate, valproic acid, or divalproex) risks & warnings »
Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.
Research studies with real people found harmful effects on unborn babies, but the benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.
Food Cymbalta Depakote › Take with food to avoid upset stomach. › Take with food to avoid upset stomach.
Kidneys and liver Cymbalta Depakote › Not a good option if you're a heavy drinker, or if you have liver or kidney problems. › Can cause liver damage, so it's probably not safe if you already have liver problems.
Pain Cymbalta Depakote › Full effects in 8 to 12 weeks for mood, 2 weeks for pain. No pain related info.
Weight Cymbalta Depakote No weight related info. › May cause hair loss and weight gain. › Can cause upset stomach, hair loss, weight gain, sleepiness, and tremor. Upsides and benefits Cymbalta Depakote › Effective at relieving depression and anxiety symptoms. › Lowers relapse rates for depression. › Can relieve some types of chronic pain. Might be particularly good at pain relief for people who are also depressed. › Six out of ten people who use an antidepressant for the first time find that it works for them. › Lowers the frequency of seizures, especially for people with absence, tonic-clonic, and complex partial seizures. › One of the first-line options to stabilize mood for people with bipolar disorder. › Helpful in preventing frequent migraine headaches. Downsides and risks Cymbalta Depakote › Not a good option if you're a heavy drinker, or if you have liver or kidney problems. › Not the best option for people with high blood pressure. › Like most antidepressants, can cause higher risk of suicidal thoughts and behavior for people age 24 and younger. › The first antidepressant you try doesn't always work or it can cause side effects you really don't like. You might need to try a few different medications until you find one that works for you. › Can cause upset stomach, hair loss, weight gain, sleepiness, and tremor. › Can cause liver damage, so it's probably not safe if you already have liver problems. › Not safe to use if you're pregnant. › Requires routine blood tests to see how the medicine is affecting your body. Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication Cymbalta Depakote › Take with food to avoid upset stomach. › Full effects in 8 to 12 weeks for mood, 2 weeks for pain. › Stop taking slowly to avoid withdrawal symptoms. › Tell your doctor if you notice sudden mood changes or unusual thoughts. › For the first week, avoid activities that require you to be alert. › Don't use if pregnant. › Requires routine blood tests. › Take with food to avoid upset stomach. › May cause hair loss and weight gain. › Different versions of Depakote have different dosing. Be careful. › Report confusion, persistent abdominal pain, yellowing of eyes/skin, or easy bruising to your doctor. › Takes 3 to 4 weeks to feel full effects on mood. Learn more More about Cymbalta Side effects Reviews & ratings Alternatives FDA package insert More about Depakote Side effects Reviews & ratings Alternatives FDA package insert