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. Helps you relax. Xanax (Alprazolam) is okay for occasional or short-term use (up to 4 weeks) for anxiety, and longer-term for panic attacks. More likely to cause withdrawal symptoms compared to similar drugs. 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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More Xanax side effects » How it works Cymbalta Xanax Cymbalta (Duloxetine) is a serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI) antidepressant. It increases serotonin and norepinephrine activity in the brain, which regulates mood. Xanax (Alprazolam) is a fast-acting benzodiazepine. It affects neurotransmitters in the brain and calms the nervous system. This reduces anxiety and can cause sleepiness. Type of medication Cymbalta Xanax Prescription only Lower-cost generic available Prescription only Lower-cost generic available Available as Cymbalta Xanax Pill Extended release Dissolving tablet Liquid Used for Cymbalta Xanax Risk factors for serious side effects Cymbalta Xanax › 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 » › History of drug abuse › Taking with alcohol or drugs › Taking more than 4 mg/day or longer than 12 weeks › Stopping Xanax (Alprazolam) suddenly › Severely depressed Detailed Xanax (Alprazolam) risks & warnings »
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Alcohol Cymbalta Xanax No alcohol related info. › Not safe to use with alcohol. › Can be habit-forming, so it's not typically used for long-term treatment, or for people who've had problems with drug or alcohol abuse.
Food Cymbalta Xanax › Take with food to avoid upset stomach. No food related info.
Kidneys and liver Cymbalta Xanax › Not a good option if you're a heavy drinker, or if you have liver or kidney problems. › Processed by the liver, so might not be the best choice if you have liver problems.
Pain Cymbalta Xanax › Full effects in 8 to 12 weeks for mood, 2 weeks for pain. No pain related info.
Sleep Cymbalta Xanax No sleep related info. › Can cause temporary dizziness and drowsiness. › Can cause memory problems, drowsiness, dizziness, and confusion. Upsides and benefits Cymbalta Xanax › 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. › Effective at relieving short-term anxiety. › Effective longer-term for panic attacks. › Can be used together with antidepressants to manage anxiety disorders. Especially helpful for anxiety symptoms while you wait for an antidepressant to kick in (it can take several weeks). Downsides and risks Cymbalta Xanax › 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. › Processed by the liver, so might not be the best choice if you have liver problems. › Can cause memory problems, drowsiness, dizziness, and confusion. › Can be habit-forming, so it's not typically used for long-term treatment, or for people who've had problems with drug or alcohol abuse. › Compared to other benzodiazepines, more likely to cause withdrawal if you take it for a long time and then stop suddenly. Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication Cymbalta Xanax › 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. › Good for short-term relief of anxiety symptoms. › Starts working in 45 minutes when swallowed. › Can cause temporary dizziness and drowsiness. › Addictive. Long-term use can cause dependence or abuse. › Not safe to use with alcohol. Learn more More about Cymbalta Side effects Reviews & ratings Alternatives FDA package insert More about Xanax Side effects Reviews & ratings Alternatives FDA package insert