320 patient evaluations for Duloxetine

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May 18, 2010 (Started May 18, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 120 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: No biggie. Easy. worth it.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: weight gain

  • 1 helpful mark

Jul 22, 2010 (Started Jun 15, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dry throat, dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Cymbalta was a like a miracle drug for me when I first started taking it. I can tell if I have forgotten to take it or haven't refilled my script. I highly recommend it for treatment of Fibromyalgia. I still experience some depression, but that is probably normal for someone living in chronic pain.
Cost: $100-199 monthly
Side effects: dry mouth, dry throat

  • 1 helpful mark

Aug 1, 2010 (Started Jun 03, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I believe this med was great for me..in order to manage other symptoms as well i was taken off this med and put on another to see if other symptoms were helped.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Aug 20, 2008 (Started Jun 03, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 120 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Take it as prescribed and it helps the pain.If you stop taking it for a couple of days you will definitly feel the difference!!So keep taking it.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

Oct 28, 2010 (Started Sep 02, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (difficulty staying asleep, wakefulness)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Was told to take at bedtime, but left me restless and wakeful, so I take it during the morning hours now. Was lucky enough to be given samples as I have no ins coverage for this and there's no generic.
Side effects: difficulty staying asleep, wakefulness

Sep 17, 2010 (Started Sep 02, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (difficulty staying asleep, wakefulness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I was told to take this at night to help with fibro and sciatic pain at night. I didn't sleep well, was wakeful, but did help pain. I've started taking it in the morning, and it helps the pain and I don't want to sleep as much during the day now. It has helped with pain and depression. I was given a huge bag of samples to last til next appt. Don't know the cost, but do know my ins won't cover it!
Side effects: difficulty staying asleep, wakefulness

  • 1 helpful mark

Mar 5, 2011 (Started Mar 03, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 120 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Nov 4, 2010 (Started Mar 03, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 120 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Cymbalta's efficacy has not decreased. Still keeps depression minimal and the added benefit is that my physical aching and pain of unknown origin has diminished with Cymbalta.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 3, 2010 (Started Mar 03, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 120 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I may be singing the praises of Cymbalta but it has been good to me. Four years now I have had my depression under control/ Breakthrough symptoms of minor depression, a few moderate episodes (short-lived). I stopped Cymbalta in Aug. and experienced withdrawel syndrom effects SEVERE. (was trying Pristiq) Went back on Cymbalta three months later and am satisfied with the efficacy.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Oct 24, 2009 (Started Mar 03, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 120 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Efficacy great even after stopping for 4 months and restarting. Did not induce manic symptoms upon starting like some antidepressents. Also, seems to help with the general physical pain(limbs ache, back and head aches...diminish when depression lifts)
Cost: < $25 monthly

Oct 22, 2009 (Started Mar 03, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 120 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I am back on 120mg of Cymbalta daily. Stopped Pristiq
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jun 27, 2009 (Started Mar 03, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: This med did lose it's efficacy after a couple years.

May 21, 2009 (Started Mar 03, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 120 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Has worked wonders for my depression and the physical pain that goes with that depression. Does not induce mania.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 12, 2009 (Started Mar 03, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 120 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: reduced pain that accompanies depression
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

Apr 9, 2012 (Started Jan 07, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (decreased sex drive (libido), diarrhea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: this med definitely helped my mood, but i had absolutely no libido, not ok when im engaged to be married in a year (not that thats ever "ok") also the side effects were so sever, with no warning from my dr, i couldn't even function. please take into consideration that even if this med works for you, the side effects when going off can be extremely sever.

  • 1 helpful mark

May 26, 2013 (Started Nov 15, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (chronic constipation, weight gain, tremor in hands)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: Potential unexpected benefits: improved incontinence Be VERY careful and take your time weening yourself off, after discussing with dr, of course! Cost kept increasing so I was considering going off of it. Finally, I was losing my insurance and I definitely could not afford to keep taking it! I thought it wasn't helping anymore but, after getting off of it, it appears it was helping after all, unless it is a coincidence that my health plummeted since!
Cost: $100-199 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

Sep 16, 2014 (Started Aug 01, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bipolar II disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

Dec 8, 2015 (Started Jul 01, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for major depressive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bipolar II disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Do not skip doses. If you go more than 2 or 3 days you will start feeling like you have the flu.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

Feb 15, 2016 (Started Apr 06, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dry mouth, indigestion)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 120 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jan 31, 2016 (Started Apr 06, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dry mouth, indigestion)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 120 mg Daily

May 15, 2013 (Started Apr 06, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (dry mouth, indigestion)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 120 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I took this for Fibromyalgia and it is an SSRI so it lifts you mood a bit after you take it for an extended period of time.
Cost: $200+ monthly

Feb 6, 2013 (Started Apr 06, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for generalized anxiety disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dry mouth, indigestion)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 120 mg Daily
Cost: $200+ monthly

Dec 11, 2012 (Started Apr 06, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dry mouth, indigestion)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 120 mg Daily
Cost: $200+ monthly

Nov 30, 2012 (Started Apr 06, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dry mouth, indigestion)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 120 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It helps with Anxiety.
Cost: $200+ monthly

  • 1 helpful mark
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