What is Duvanta® Duloxetine Tablet?
Duloxetine is a medication that belongs to the class of drugs known as selective serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SSNRIs). It is used to treat a range of conditions, including depression, anxiety, and nerve pain.
Duloxetine works by inhibiting the reuptake of serotonin and norepinephrine, two neurotransmitters that play important roles in mood regulation and pain perception. By blocking the reuptake of these neurotransmitters, duloxetine increases their availability in the brain, which can help to improve mood and reduce pain.
There is strong scientific evidence to support the effectiveness of duloxetine in the treatment of depression and anxiety. It has also been found to be effective in reducing pain associated with nerve damage in conditions such as diabetic neuropathy and fibromyalgia.
Like any medication, duloxetine can cause side effects, although most people are able to take it without experiencing any significant problems. Common side effects include nausea, dry mouth, and constipation. More serious side effects, such as liver damage and increased risk of suicidal thoughts and behaviors, can occur, although they are rare. It is important to speak with a healthcare professional about the potential risks and benefits of taking duloxetine.
Duvanta® Duloxetine Tablet is used in the treatment of depression, anxiety disorder, diabetic nerve pain, fibromyalgia (a condition in which there are generalized pain and tenderness in the body), neuropathic pain, and stress urinary incontinence.
Duvanta® Duloxetine Tablet works by increasing the level of chemical messengers (serotonin and noradrenaline) in the brain that have a calming effect on the brain and relax the nerves, thus treating your illness. It may be taken with or without food. It is advised to take this medicine at a fixed time each day to maintain a consistent level in the blood. If you miss any doses, take them as soon as you remember. Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. This medication mustn’t be stopped suddenly as it may worsen your symptoms.
Some common side effects of this medicine include nausea, headache, and dry mouth. It even causes dizziness and sleepiness, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you. However, these side effects are temporary and usually resolve on their own after some time. Please consult your doctor if these do not subside or bother you.
Before taking Duvanta® Duloxetine Tablet, inform your doctor if you have any problems with your kidneys, heart, or liver, or have a history of seizures (epilepsy or fits). Inform your doctor if you develop any unusual changes in mood or behavior, new or worsening depression, or if you have any suicidal thoughts.
Benefits of Duvanta® Duloxetine Tablet?
In Treatment of Depression. Duvanta 60 Tablet increases the levels of certain chemicals in the brain that improve our mood and behavior. This creates a feeling of well-being, relieves anxiety, reduces tension, helps you sleep better, and increases your energy levels. It is an effective antidepressant but may cause drowsiness. You need to take it regularly as it is prescribed for it to be most effective and should not stop taking it suddenly, even if you feel better, as it may worsen your condition.
In Treatment of Anxiety disorder. Duvanta 60 Tablet stops your brain from releasing the chemicals that make you feel anxious so it can reduce the symptoms of excessive anxiety and worry. It can also reduce feelings of restlessness, tiredness, difficulty concentrating, feeling irritable, and sleep problems that often come with Anxiety Disorder. It will therefore help you go about your daily activities more easily and be more productive. Keep taking this medicine even if you feel well. Stopping suddenly can cause serious problems.
In Treatment of Diabetic nerve pain. High levels of blood sugar (glucose) levels in diabetic patients can cause damage to nerves and this can cause pain sensation. Duvanta 60 Tablet helps reduce this damage by affecting chemicals in the brain called neurotransmitters. Relieving pain helps improve your quality of life.
In Treatment of Fibromyalgia. Duvanta 60 Tablet may also be used to treat pain in people with fibromyalgia. It reduces pain and also mood changes, sleep problems, and tiredness that can be caused by the pain. It interferes with pain messages traveling through the brain. Taking this medicine regularly will have an impact on your overall quality of life. Keep taking the medicine until your doctor advises you to stop.
In Treatment of Neuropathic pain. Duvanta 60 Tablet is used to treat long-lasting (chronic) pain caused by nerve damage due to diabetes, shingles, or spinal cord injury. It interferes with pain signals that travel through the damaged nerves and the brain. Taking this medicine regularly will improve your physical and social functioning and overall quality of life. It takes a few weeks to work so you need to take it regularly even if you feel it is not doing any good.
In Treatment of Stress urinary incontinence. Stress urinary incontinence refers to the loss of urine without conscious intention. It may occur due to a disturbed state of mind and thoughts. Duvanta 60 Tablet helps in increasing the activity of those nerves in the brain that control muscles in our bladder that are responsible for passing urine. This helps in improving bladder control.