What You Need To Know About Duloxetine For Fibromyalgia


Side Effects of Duloxetine

As with any medication, duloxetine comes with side effects. The more common side effects which may last 4-6 weeks include:

  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Insomnia
  • Dizziness
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Decreased appetite
  • Hyperhidrosis
  • Dry mouth
  • Drowsiness
  • Fatigue

Duloxetine can also cause more dangerous side effects which may be due to your medical condition or drug interactions with existing prescriptions. These side effects require your doctor’s attention. They include:

  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Hyponatremia
  • Hallucinations
  • Allergy which can surface as rashes, swelling of face, eyes, lips or tongue
  • Seizures
  • Bleeding or bruising


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  1. says: Beryl Walker

    I had it for approx 12 years it was good at first it helped with my migrating pain and kept me in work. Then the side effects began with my eyes the pressure went to the limits and I was getting blurred vision. I had to stop it the side effects were horrendous for 3 months and more. After being off it for 12 months I realised that a lot of illness I had and used to think was Fibro. Vanished.

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