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Symbal 30mg Tablet

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Symbal 30 MG Description

Symbal Tablet is a prescription medicine used for treating anxiety disorder, depression and neuropathic (nerve) pain. It is composed of duloxetine. It belongs to a class of medication called selectiv

e serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs). This medicine increases the levels of specific chemical messengers (serotonin and norepinephrine) in the brain to regulate/maintain mood. It also manages the movement of pain signals to the brain caused by nerve damage. Diabetic neuropathy is nerve damage due to diabetes characterised by a reduced sensation of touch, pins and needles, uncomfortable tingling and burning sensation in limbs. Some common side effects of this medicine include drowsiness, nausea, headache, dizziness, constipation, loss of appetite, dry mouth, increased sweating. However, these side effects are temporary and usually resolve on their own in some time. You should consult your doctor if these do not subside or bother you.


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ContainsDuloxetine(30.0 Mg)
UsesGeneralised Anxiety Disorder, Major Depressive Disorder, Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathic Pain, Stress Urinary Incontinence, Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain, Fibromyalgia
Side effectsNausea, Vomitings, Decreased Appetite, Diarrhoea, Constipation, Headache, Difficulty In Sleeping Burning Sensation on Soles and Palms, Drowsiness, Dry Mouth, Excessive Sweating, Heartburn, Blurred Vision, Urination Problems, Lethargy, Muscle Spasms
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Uses of Symbal 30 MG

  • Generalised anxiety disorder (uncontrolled worry and excessive anxiety)
  • Major depressive disorder (a condition with a depressed mood and loss of interest in daily activities)
  • Diabetic peripheral neuropathic pain (a type of nerve pain caused due to damage to peripheral nerves in diabetic patients)
  • Stress Urinary incontinence (unintentionally passing urine)
  • Chronic musculoskeletal pain
  • Fibromyalgia (Generalised musculoskeletal pain all over the body)

Contraindications of Symbal 30 MG

  • If you’re allergic to Duloxetine or any component of Symbal Tablet.
  • If you are already on other antidepressants like Fluoxetine.
  • Narrow-angle glaucoma (increase in fluid pressure inside the eye)
  • Uncontrolled high blood pressure
  • If you have suicidal thoughts.
  • If you are on treatment with monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) like Moclobemide or Linezolid
  • Renal failure
  • If you have any condition with increased risk of bleeding
  • Uncontrolled diabetes
  • Chronic inflammation of the liver or any liver failure
  • If you have very low blood sodium levels
  • If you have severe skin conditions or any previous history of medicine induced skin reactions in the past. This medicine can rarely cause conditions like stevens-Johnson syndrome or erythema multiform...
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Side effects of Symbal 30 MG

  • Nausea
  • Diarrhoea
  • Constipation
  • Difficulty in sleeping
  • Drowsiness
  • Heartburn
  • Low sexual desire
  • Serious skin reactions

Precautions and Warnings of Symbal 30 MG



Can I take Symbal Tablet during pregnancy?
No, do not take Symbal Tablet if you are a pregnant woman. There are very few studies and limited data about its safety in pregnancy. Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the developing foetus.

Breast Feeding

Can I take Symbal Tablet while breastfeeding?
No, it is not recommended to breastfeed while on treatment with Symbal Tablet. There is limited data on the safety of Symbal Tablet in breastfeeding women and babies. Consult your doctor before starting Symbal Tablet.


Can I drive if I have taken Symbal Tablet?
No, do not drive after taking Symbal Tablet. It causes side effects like drowsiness, dizziness, lightheadedness, and blurred vision. Do not operate heavy machinery after taking this medicine.


Can I consume alcohol with the Symbal Tablet?
No, consumption of alcohol while you are on treatment with Symbal Tablet, is not recommended as it exaggerates the sedative effects of alcohol. It causes nausea, vomiting, sleepiness, dizziness, fainting, blurred vision and also increases the risk of liver damage.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You are an elderly person with comorbid conditions like hypertension and diabetes.
  • You are on medications like blood thinners and other medicines that interact with Symbal Tablet.
  • You get thoughts about harming yourself or ending your life.
  • You experience hallucinations or become aggressive and angry.
  • You are experiencing severe side effects.
  • You experience a drop in blood glucose levels.
  • You have started taking any medicinal herbs or supplements.
  • You want to stop taking Symbal Tablet.

Mode of Action of Symbal 30 MG

How Does It Work?

Symbal Tablet contains the medicine Duloxetine. Duloxetin belongs to the class of antidepressant medicines called serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI). It acts by blocking the reabsorpti...
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Directions for Use of Symbal 30 MG

  • Symbal Tablet should be used as advised by your doctor.
  • The tablet should be swallowed whole along with a glass of water.
  • You should not break or chew a Symbal Tablet.
  • Symbal Tablet can be taken with or without food.
  • Symbal Tablet should be taken at a fixed time every day to maintain a constant level of medicine in the body and achieve the desired clinical effect.

Interactions of Symbal 30 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitors, such as Isocarboxazid & linezolid, can lead to serotonin syndrome (a severe condition due to raised serotonin levels characterised by symptoms of agitation, increas...
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  • Do not mix antibiotics like Norfloxacin with Symbal Tablet. The interaction between them increases the level of the Symbal tablet in the blood and can lead to symptoms of overdose.
  • Blood thinners/Antiplatelet agents like Aspirin - Using Symbal Tablet together with aspirin may increase the risk of bleeding.
  • Lithium and dextromethorphan - increases the risk of serotonin syndrome.
  • Anti-anxiety medicines like Lorazepam - increase side effects like drowsiness and difficulty concentrating
  • Opioid analgesics like Fentanyl - increases the risk of serotonin syndrome.
  • Tamoxifen - Symbal Tablet may decrease the effectiveness of Tamoxifen in the treatment of breast cancer.
  • Leflunomide - Leflunomide may cause liver problems, and using Symbal Tablet increases the risk.

Interactions with food items

  • Tea and coffee, when consumed along with Symbal Tablet, tend to increase the blood levels of the medicine.
  • Avoid grapefruit and its juice, as it may increase the blood levels of Symbal Tablet.

Storage and disposal of Symbal 30 MG

Store Symbal Tablet in a cool and dry place. Keep it away from direct sunlight and humid conditions. Keep Symbal Tablet away from children and pets. Dispose of the unused medicine carefully. Do not co...
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Dosage of Symbal 30 MG


Overdose on Symbal Tablet can cause symptoms like dizziness or sleepiness, serotonin syndrome (a rare reaction which may cause feelings of elated mood, drowsiness, restlessness, feeling of being drunk...
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Missed a Dose

If you have missed a dose of the Symbal Tablet, try to take the missed dose immediately. But, when it's already time to take the next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next one. Do not take both...
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Dr. Vijay Y

MBBS, MD in Clinical Pharmacology


Dr. Varsha Parihar

MBBS, MD (Community Medicine)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: Will I get immediate relief from depression after taking the Symbal Tablet?

A: It usually takes 4-6 weeks to improve the signs of depression. You must take medicine without missing a dose

Q: Does Symbal Tablet affect my sleep?

A: Symbal Tablets can affect your sleep cycle initially. It can cause sleeplessness (Insomnia). However, the symptom would decrease once you have adjusted to the dose. If it persists for a long duration, consult your doctor for advice.

Q: Can I give Symbal Tablet to children?

A: Do not give Symbal Tablet to children without consulting a doctor. Symbal tablets are not recommended for children less than 18.

Q: Is Symbal Tablet a habit-forming medicine?

A: No, it is not a habit-forming medicine if taken in the dose prescribed by your doctor. Do not stop taking Symbal Tablet abruptly. Sudden withdrawal of the medicine can lead to sleep disturbances (including insomnia and intense dreams), fatigue, dizziness, tingling feelings like pins and needles or electric shock-like feelings (particularly in the head) and somnolence.
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Last Updated on: 08 Mar 2022 | 11:47 AM (IST)

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