Although most people tolerate Cymbalta® (duloxetine hydrochloride) well, it is not free of dangerous risks. Because this medication is not suitable for everyone, talk to your healthcare provider about possible Cymbalta dangers that may apply to you. For instance, make sure your healthcare provider is aware of any other medical conditions you may have and any other medications you are taking (including non-prescription medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements) before starting treatment with Cymbalta.
Although side effects of Cymbalta tend to be minor and either require no treatment or are easily treated, some side effects require immediate medical attention. Contact your healthcare provider right away if you experience hallucinations, suicidal thoughts, or difficulty passing urine.
Other warnings apply to women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as people who have certain allergies. Also, you may not be able to take Cymbalta if you have medical conditions such as liver disease, epilepsy, or bipolar disorder.
(Click Cymbalta Side Effects and Cymbalta Warnings and Precautions for more information on potential Cymbalta dangers to be aware of before starting treatment. This article also explains what to tell your healthcare provider before using Cymbalta and who may not be able to safely use the medication.)