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What are the most common side effects of Cymbalta?

Expert:   Betty Keller, MD, FACR, Board Certified Internal Medicine & Rheumatology »

Curious as to what the most common side effects of Cymbalta are? Watch this to find out!

Transcript: The most common side effects associated with Cymbalta are constipation, dry mouth and nausea. When first starting Cymbalta, you may experience dizziness upon standing. This is due to a drop in blood pressure, so your doctor may want to check your blood pressure from time to time while you’re on the drug. Other side effects include: decreased appetite and sex drive, drowsiness and increased sweating. Before you choose to take any medication for your fibromyalgia pain, you should discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. In rare cases, a fibromyalgia medication may cause suicidal thoughts and actions, particularly in teens and young adults. If this applies to you, both you and those close to you should be particularly alert to any behavior indicating such moods. For more answers to your fibromyalgia questions, check out other videos in this series. More »

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