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Duvanta 20mg Tablet

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Duvanta 20 MG Description

Duvanta 20 mg tablet is a prescription medicine used for treating anxiety disorder, depression, and neuropathic (nerve) pain. It is composed of Duloxetine 20 mg. It belongs to a class of medications

called selective serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs). These medicines increase the levels of specific chemical messengers to regulate the mood and lower the pain caused by nerve damage. Duvanta capsule is an antidepressant medicine. It is used in treating depression, even in those who are not responding to other medications. It works by decreasing restlessness, stress, fear, irritability, loss of interest, and other symptoms of depression and anxiety. It can lower the pain in conditions like fibromyalgia, diabetic neuropathy, etc. You should take this medicine exactly as prescribed by a doctor, as it causes sleeplessness, constipation, low sex desire, etc. Most of these side effects do not need medical treatment but consult your doctor if they persist. It does not cause dependency issues. But, it should also be used with caution, as it has the tendency to cause mood changes and suicidal thoughts.


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ContainsDuloxetine(20.0 Mg)
UsesAnxiety disorder, nerve pain
Side effectsDrowsiness, Nausea, headache, dizziness, constipation, loss of appetites, dry mouth, increased sweating, insomnia, drowsiness, blurred vision, heartburn, ejaculation disorder, low sexual desire, erectile dysfunction, burning sensation, muscle spasms, frequent urination, hypertension, suicidal thoughts.
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Uses of Duvanta 20 MG

  • According to CDSCO, Duvata capsule can used for the treatment of anxiety disorder, major depressive disorders in adults only, moderate to severe stress urinary incontenance (lack of control over urina...
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Contraindications of Duvanta 20 MG

If you are allergic to any component of this capsule. If you have uncontrolled hypertension. If you have narrow-angle glaucoma, an eye condition, it causes an increase in fluid pressure inside the e...
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Side effects of Duvanta 20 MG

  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Difficulty in sleeping
  • Vomitings
  • Drowsiness
  • Dry mouth
  • Excessive sweating
  • Heartburn
  • Blurred vision
  • Disclaimer - Most of these side effects do not require medical treatment, and they will disappear once you have adjusted to the dose. But, if any of these conditions persist for a long duration or you...
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Precautions and Warnings of Duvanta 20 MG



Can I take the Duvanta 20 mg tablet during pregnancy?
Duvanta tablets are not recommended for pregnant women unless indispensable and only if the doctor prescribes it. There are not enough studies on its safety in pregnancy; animal studies have shown adverse effects on the baby. The doctor will assess the risks and benefits before recommending them to you.

Breast Feeding

Can I take a Duvanta 20 mg tablet while breastfeeding?
There is not much information available on Duvanta tablet safety in breastfeeding women and babies. If you are breastfeeding, then consult your doctor before taking this medication.


Can I drive if I have taken a Duvanta 20 mg tablet?
It is not safe to drive after taking the Duvanta 20 mg tablet. It causes side effects like drowsiness, dizziness, and blurred vision. It is also not safe to operate heavy machinery after taking this medication.


Can I consume alcohol with the Duvanta 20 mg tablet?
The Duvanta tablet exaggerates the effects of alcohol. It causes nausea, vomiting, sleepiness, dizziness, fainting, and blurred vision. It is not advisable to take Duvanta with alcohol.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You should monitor elderly patients taking Duvanta, as the risk of side effects is high.
  • You are using any medicinal herbs or supplements, inform your doctor.
  • You might experience a slight drop in blood glucose levels. Consult your doctor if you do.
  • You should regularly monitor your blood pressure. Duvanta can cause low pressure when you stand up suddenly.

Mode of Action of Duvanta 20 MG

How Does It Work?

Duvanta 20 mg tablets contain duloxetine. It is an antidepressant and belongs to the class of serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI) medicines. It blocks specific receptors and increases t...
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Directions for Use of Duvanta 20 MG

  • Take the Duvanta 20 mg tablet exactly as prescribed by the doctor.
  • Do not exceed the dosage, even if you cannot feel its effects.
  • You can take it with or without consuming food
  • Do not break the tablet or chew it.
  • Consume the tablet as a whole with a glass of water.
  • Do not take it with other medications without informing your doctor.
  • Do not take if the package has been opened.
  • Do not suddenly stop taking this medication, as it can have adverse effects.

Interactions of Duvanta 20 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Do not take the following medicines with a Duvanta 20 mg tablet without informing your doctor.
  • If you take other antidepressant medications like linezolid, diazepam, fluoxetine, etc, with this medicine. It can cause severe reactions.
  • Do not take high doses of opioid painkillers like tramadol with it; it can cause extreme drowsiness and side effects.
  • If you are on blood thinners like aspirin, warfarin, etc., taking them with a duvanta tablet can increase the risk of abnormal bleeding.
  • Do not mix antibiotics like ciprofloxacin with this medicine; it increases the level of Duvanta in blood and can cause serious effects.
  • Inform your doctor if you are using other medicines like sertraline, lithium and dextromethorphan. They can cause severe side effects.

Interactions with food items

  • Do not take the Duvanta 20 mg tablet with alcohol. It can interfere with the effects of the medicine and worsen the condition. It can also increase the severity of side effects like drowsiness, dizzin...
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  • Some brain-stimulating things like coffee, energy drinks, etc. interfere with the effects of this medicine.
  • Avoid consuming grapefruit and its juice, as it may interfere with this medicine.

Storage and disposal of Duvanta 20 MG

Store Duvanta 20 mg tablet in dry conditions. Keep it away from wet surfaces, direct sunlight, and humid conditions. Dispose of the packaging carefully after using it. Throw it away if the package has...
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Dosage of Duvanta 20 MG


  • On Duvanta 20 mg tablets, overdose can cause symptoms like drowsiness, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, increased heart rate, seizures, fainting, low blood pressure, and coma. If you overdose on this medi...
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Missed a Dose

If you have missed a dose of the Duvanta 20 mg tablet, take it as soon as possible. If you remember missing a dose when it's already time to take the next dose, then skip the missed dosage and consume...
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Content Details


Dr. Vijay Y

MBBS, MD in Clinical Pharmacology

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: Is Duvanta 20 mg tablet a habit-forming medicine?

A: No, Duvanta tablets are not a habit-forming medicine. But do not stop using it suddenly without informing your doctor, as it can cause withdrawal symptoms like tremors, sweating, dizziness, etc.

Q: Can I give the Duvanta 20 mg tablet to children?

  • Only give it to children if your doctor recommends it. Duvanta 20 mg tablet is not recommended for children. It tends to cause suicidal thoughts in children, so dose should be monitored.
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Last Updated on: 24 Jan 2022 | 06:25 PM (IST)
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