In 2004, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Cymbalta for use with a prescription. The drug treats the following conditions.
- anxiety disorder.
- and, diabetic peripheral neuropathy.
If a doctor prescribed you Cymbalta and you experienced long-lasting, impairing, or dangerous side effects as a result, consult with Cymbalta injury lawyers at Gacovino, Lake & Associates today.
[VIDEO] What is Cymbalta?
Cymbalta is a prescription drug manufactured by Eli Lilly and Company. The active ingredient in Cymbalta is duloxetine hydrochloride, and is a selective serotonin inhibitor and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SSNRI). Essentially, by taking Cymbalta, the levels of serotonin and norepinephrine in the body will be affected, making a person feel happier.
Dangerous Side Effects of Cymbalta
Despite its widespread use, Cymbalta may be associated with various side effects and complications, of which patients should be aware when taking the drug.
According to a Medication Guide published by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, possible side effects of Cymbalta include the following.
- suicidal thoughts or actions.
- liver damage.
- serotonin syndrome.
- abnormal bleeding.
- severe skin reactions.
- manic episodes.
- visual problems.
- seizures and convulsions.
- changes in blood pressures.
- low sodium levels in the body.
- problems with urination.
- and, changes in appetite or weight.
Those who suffer adverse reactions such as those listed above or others not listed should see their doctor. If you or a loved one suffered serious harm, speak with Cymbalta lawyers about whether you may take legal action against a liable party.
Who’s liable for your health problems associated with Cymbalta?
If a doctor prescribed you Cymbalta and you experienced life-threatening or dangerous side effects as a result, then you may be able to pursue a lawsuit against one or more of the following.
- Eli Lilly, the manufacturer, for damages you sustained.
- the doctor who prescribed Cymbalta.
- the facility where the prescription was written.
- the distributor.
- and, the pharmacy where your Cymbalta prescription was filled.
Much depends on the circumstances of your case. For example, a doctor may be liable if he or she prescribed Cymbalta despite knowing you are taking another medication that might negatively interact with the new drug. One type of drug that might interact with Cymbalta is an MAO inhibitor.
By pursuing a lawsuit, you may be able to recover damages in one or more of the following forms.
- pain and suffering.
- medical expenses.
- and, other expenses or losses associated with the injuries you sustained.
If you’ve been harmed, you should seek the assistance of Cymbalta attorneys to review the legal options available to you.
FREE Consultation with the Cymbalta Injury Lawyers at Gacovino, Lake & Associates
When it comes to recovering the compensation to which you’re entitled, seeking the assistance of an attorney may be in your best interest. An attorney can do the following for you.
- guide you through the process of filing your claim.
- explain product liability and personal injury law.
- and, provide you with more insight about the merits of your case.
If you or a loved one has suffered harm because of a drug, don’t hesitate any longer. Each state sets a statute of limitations on the time period that injured parties may file a liability claim or malpractice claim. If you fail to meet this deadline, you may be unable to pursue compensation for your damages.
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