New cymbalta contraindication

Duloxetine has been associated with an increase in blood pressure and cases of hypertensive crisis have been reported, especially in patients with pre-existing hypertension.

Therefore, Cymbalta (duloxetine hydrochloride) is now contraindicated in patients with uncontrolled hypertension. For patients who experience a sustained increase in blood pressure while receiving duloxetine, either a dose reduction or gradual discontinuation should be considered. In patients with known hypertension and/or other cardiac disease, blood pressure monitoring is recommended, especially during the first month of treatment.

Further information: Lilly 01256 315000

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