Duloxetine Tablets- This medicine comes under the branding of D-TINE-20 and it belongs to a class of medicines known as Antidepressants. It is primarily used for the treatment of depression and anxiety. Depression is a mental illness or disorder characterized by persistently depressed mood or loss of interest in activities, causing significant impairment in daily life. Anxiety is a feeling of unease, such as worry or fear, that can be mild or severe.
Duloxetine Tablets are also used to treat neuropathic pain such as fibromyalgia associated with diabetic peripheral neuropathy and can be used to treat stress urinary incontinence in women. It works by enhancing the amount of mood-enhancing chemicals serotonin and noradrenaline in the brain. Before taking this medicine, let your doctor know about all your allergic or hypersensitivity reactions to medicines or food.
Is this medicine habit-forming?
Although this tablet is not addictive in nature taking it higher or for prolonged use of time may cause drug dependence. Thus one should only take this medicine or the time suggested by the doctor. Do not try to increase the dose for fast results as it may worsen the side effects.
How long does this medicine take to work?
In people with depression and anxiety, this medicine mostly starts working within two weeks of treatment. However, you may take 2-4 weeks to feel better. Consult your doctor if you do not see any improvement after this time.
If I start feeling better, can I stop taking this tablet?
No, you should not stop this medicine suddenly and without consulting your doctor. In cases of depression and anxiety, if you have been feeling better for 6 months or more, your doctor may reduce your doses gradually.
What if I miss a dose?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose. Please don’t take a double dose to make up for a missed one.