Q: How long does it take for the Duloxetine medicine to start working?
A: You will be able to see signs of improvement in energy, appetite and sleep within the first couple of weeks itself. These improvements are a good sign that the medication is working well. It will take about 6 to 8 weeks for depression and lack of interest in things to be cured.
Q: At what time of the day should you take Duloxetine?
A: It is highly recommended that you take medicine at the same time each day. People typically take it in the morning. However, if you feel that you may be drowsy throughout the day because of it, then you can take it in the evening as well. The capsules should be taken with a glass of water and swallowed whole.
Q: Is Duloxetine a painkiller?
A: It selectively inhibits the reuptake of norepinephrine and serotonin. It can be approved only with a prescription for chronic back pain and musculoskeletal pain, which is caused due to osteoarthritis.
Q: Can you take Ibuprofen along with Duloxetine?
A: Using this medicine with Ibuprofen has a high chance of causing bleeding. This interaction is more likely in the case of someone who has liver or kidney disease or if you are old.
Q: Does Duloxetine make you gain weight?
A: Studies have shown that weight gain doesn’t occur due to the medicine. Instead, you are more likely to lose weight.