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, stabilizes mood, and relieves nerve pain. Tegretol (Carbamazepine) is useful for preventing seizures and relieving certain types of nerve pain, but interacts with many drugs. Find lowest prices Save on your next prescription. Be sure you’re getting the lowest price for your medication, even if you have insurance. 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+ 4.873479318734793 Cymbalta
Reviews for Cymbalta (Duloxetine)
of people (All ages) say Cymbalta (Duloxetine) is worth it
say it works well
say it's a big hassle
Reviews for Tegretol (Carbamazepine)
vs. Cymbalta (Duloxetine)
7% vs. Cymbalta (Duloxetine)
+3% vs. Cymbalta (Duloxetine)
Side effects Cymbalta Tegretol
Dry mouth 8%
Decreased appetite 7%
Sleep difficulty 5%
More Cymbalta side effects »
Dry mouth 5%
Muscle weakness 4%
Blurred vision 4%
More Tegretol side effects » How it works Cymbalta Tegretol Cymbalta (Duloxetine) is a serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI) antidepressant. It increases serotonin and norepinephrine activity in the brain, which regulates mood. Tegretol (Carbamazepine) is an antiepileptic. Researchers don't know exactly how it works, but it seems to block certain kinds of nerve activity to reduce seizures and pain. Type of medication Cymbalta Tegretol Antidepressant
› Serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI)
Prescription only Anticonvulsant Prescription only Available as Cymbalta Tegretol Pill Extended release Chewable tablet Oral suspension Used for (click to learn more) Cymbalta Tegretol Risk factors for serious side effects Cymbalta Tegretol › 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 › History of bipolar disorder › At risk for bipolar disorder Detailed Cymbalta (Duloxetine) risks & warnings » › People also taking Depakote › Asian ancestry › European, Chinese, or Japanese ancestry › Stopping Tegretol (Carbamazepine) suddenly Detailed Tegretol (Carbamazepine) 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.
Interactions Cymbalta Tegretol No interactions related info. › Interacts with many other medicines and supplements.
Food Cymbalta Tegretol › Take with food to avoid upset stomach. No food related info.
Kidneys and liver Cymbalta Tegretol › Not a good option if you're a heavy drinker, or if you have liver or kidney problems. No kidneys and liver related info.
Pain Cymbalta Tegretol › Full effects in 8 to 12 weeks for mood, 2 weeks for pain. No pain related info. Upsides and benefits Cymbalta Tegretol › 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 tonic-clonic and partial seizures. › First-line option for trigeminal neuralgia (nerve pain involving the face, head, and neck), and can relieve other types of nerve pain. › May be helpful in stabilizing mood for people with bipolar disorder. Downsides and risks Cymbalta Tegretol › 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. › Interacts with many other medicines and supplements. › Higher risk of skin reactions compared to other antiepileptic medicines, ranging from mild to life-threatening rash. › Can cause blurry vision, dizziness, and upset stomach. › 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 Tegretol › 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. › Report skin rashes or blistering immediately. › Don't use if pregnant. › Requires routine blood tests. › Report confusion, persistent abdominal pain, yellowing of eyes/skin, or easy bruising to your doctor. › Takes up to 5 weeks to feel full effects on mood. Learn more More about Cymbalta Side effects Reviews & ratings Alternatives FDA package insert More about Tegretol Side effects Reviews & ratings Alternatives FDA package insert