When to Avoid Duloxetine

Who Should Not Take Duloxetine?

You should not take duloxetine if you:
  • Are allergic to Cymbalta, duloxetine hydrochloride, or any of the inactive components used to make duloxetine. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist has a list of the inactive ingredients used to make duloxetine.
  • Have taken a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) within the past two weeks. Also, you should not take an MAOI if you have taken duloxetine within the last five days. MAOIs include:
  • Have uncontrolled narrow-angle glaucoma (a condition of the eye).

Precautions and Warnings With Duloxetine: Summary

There are several situations where duloxetine should not be taken, along with a number of precautions and warnings people should be aware of with this drug. However, it is possible that not all of the warnings or precautions for duloxetine were discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider about the warnings or precautions that may apply to you.
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