The Unforeseen Effects of Cymbalta Withdrawal Leave Many Wishing They Never Took the Drug

It is not unusual for an anti-depressant, particularly one classified as a selective-serotonin re-uptake inhibitor, to cause side effects at the beginning of treatment and upon discontinuation. What has been happening, however, is patients are experiencing a sudden and unexpected upsurge in symptoms like suicidality, anxiety, depression and lethargy. Many former Cymbalta users have adamantly attested they would have never taken the drug had they known of its potential for dangerous and deadly side effects. If you have also experienced these symptoms, or other lesser known symptoms, during Cymbalta withdrawal, you may want to consider speaking with an attorney about your legal options.

Drug Makers and Their Duty to Warn
Makers of consumer products, whether household appliances, vehicles or prescription drugs, are under a strict duty to warn consumers as to the product’s potential to cause harm. The warning must be straightforward and presented to the consumer in a way that he will be able to locate, read and understand the language. The purpose behind this requirement, especially in the context of prescription drugs, food items and over-the-counter medicines is that consumers have a right to know what they are putting in the bodies along with a right to decline certain treatment if the potential for harm is too great. When a drug company, like Eli Lilly, interferes with this right, it can and should face liability.

Cymbalta withdrawal was widely downplayed by Eli Lilly even in light of its knowledge that users could die from its use. Despite its decision to place a warning on the drug in 2005, it continued to market and sell the drug as a safe and reliable treatment option for conditions like anxiety disorder, fibromyalgia and depression. However, thousands of Cymbalta victims were facing excruciating and debilitating symptoms upon Cymbalta withdrawal, even when weaning slowly from the drug under a doctor’s supervision.

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