Withdrawal Symptoms of Cymbalta

Cymbalta Withdrawal SymptomsEli Lilly is required by law to create a package insert that describes in detail everything that patients need to know about Cymbalta before taking it.

There is a section within this package insert called, "5.6 Discontinuation of Treatment with Cymbalta." It describes the "known" problems that people have when stopping the use of this drug:

Discontinuation symptoms have been systematically evaluated in patients taking duloxetine. Following abrupt or tapered discontinuation in placebo-controlled clinical trials, the following symptoms occurred at a rate greater than or equal to 1% and at a significantly higher rate in duloxetine-treated patients compared to those discontinuing from placebo: dizziness, nausea, headache, fatigue, paresthesia, vomiting, irritability, nightmares, insomnia, diarrhea, anxiety, hyperhidrosis and vertigo.

During marketing of other SSRIs and SNRIs (serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors), there have been spontaneous reports of adverse events occurring upon discontinuation of these drugs, particularly when abrupt, including the following: dysphoric mood, irritability, agitation, dizziness, sensory disturbances (e.g., paresthesias such as electric shock sensations), anxiety, confusion, headache, lethargy, emotional lability, insomnia, hypomania, tinnitus, and seizures. Although these events are generally self-limiting, some have been reported to be severe.

Patients should be monitored for these symptoms when discontinuing treatment with Cymbalta. A gradual reduction in the dose rather than abrupt cessation is recommended whenever possible. If intolerable symptoms occur following a decrease in the dose or upon discontinuation of treatment, then resuming the previously prescribed dose may be considered. Subsequently, the physician may continue decreasing the dose but at a more gradual rate [see Dosage and Administration (2.4)].

Eli Lilly fails to mention "withdrawal" as a symptom of discontinuing Cymbalta. Withdrawal symptoms are defined as abnormal physical or psychological features that follow the abrupt discontinuation of a drug that has the capability of producing physical dependence. Withdrawal is a term referring to the feelings of discomfort, distress, and intense craving for a substance that occur when use of the substance is stopped. These physical symptoms occur because the body had become metabolically adapted to the substance. The withdrawal symptoms of Cymbalta can range from mild discomfort resembling the flu to severe withdrawal that can actually be life threatening.

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Cymbalta LawyersOur firms are investigating problems with symptoms from the discontinuation of use of Cymbalta. Please use the form below to tell us about your situation. We will contact you by phone or email as soon as possible.

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Michigan's law is not hospitable for bringing our Cymbalta cases. So, if you were taking or withdrawing from Cymbalta while living in Michigan, we will not be able to handle your matter. If you would like a chance to explain, choose the appropriate option.

PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR PHONE NUMBERS ARE CORRECT.

We are asking the status of your intimate relations with your significant other because you and your spouse may have a claim for "Loss of Consortium," being deprived of the benefits of a family relationship. If Cymbalta has affected your intimate relations with your spouse, AND your spouse wants to bring a case for "Loss of Consortium," please TYPE YOUR SPOUSE'S FULL NAME ABOVE.

PLEASE DOUBLE CHECK YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS TO MAKE SURE IT IS CORRECT.

What do you (or did you) do for a living?

Please give an approximate date, as close as you can give.

Try to narrow down this date as closely as you can. A month, a season, a time of year.

Please give an APPROXIMATE DATE and DESCRIBE YOUR EXPERIENCE during each time you tried to get off.

Your answer might be Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Major Depressive Disorder, Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy, Fibromyalgia, or some other reason.

Please list the other drugs that you were taking at the same time as you were taking Cymbalta.

During the time you were getting off of Cymbalta were you also getting off of another drug?

The scenario described here is one in which you would have restarted using Cymbalta after having been able to completely get off of it. We want to know that if you did restart taking Cymbalta whether you knew that there would be symptoms the next time you used it and tried to get off it.

Did you doctor ever warn you that you might have withdrawal symptoms?

Did you commit any violent crimes, homicide attempts or domestic violence while withdrawing that was documented by law enforcement?

Please select any or all of the symptoms that occurred during your withdrawal