Taking duloxetine in higher doses or more often than prescribed will not make it more effective, and may increase side effects. Swallow the capsule whole and do not crush, chew, break, or open it. Take with or without food. Your blood pressure will need to be checked often.
What should I avoid while taking Cymbalta?
Avoid taking MAO inhibitors (isocarboxazid, linezolid, methylene blue, moclobemide, phenelzine, procarbazine, rasagiline, safinamide, selegiline, tranylcypromine) during treatment with this medication.
Can I drink coffee with Cymbalta?
If you drink a lot of coffee, cola drinks or other caffeine drinks when taking duloxetine, it can put you at a higher risk of getting serotonin syndrome. The symptoms are any combination of the following: high fever. agitation.