Cymbalta withdrawal symptoms can be debilitating, life-threatening and completely unexpected. If you are currently experiencing severe Cymbalta withdrawal symptoms, contact your healthcare provider immediately. If you have already endured the withdrawal and believe you may be eligible for compensation for your injuries, you should consider contacting an experienced and knowledgeable Cymbalta attorney who can review your case and advise you on the best course of action. Cymbalta withdrawal symptoms have been plaguing patients across the United States and the makers of this dangerous drug have failed to adequately warn consumers about its potential for danger.
Cymbalta withdrawal symptoms can range from mild to severe and can last for an undetermined amount of time. Due to the lack of adequate warnings from the drug manufacturer Eli Lily, patients often experience these symptoms unexpectedly and do not have adequate time to prepare for the onset of these symptoms. Many doctors are not advising patients as to how to taper off from this drug gradually which is contributing to the dramatic onset of Cymbalta withdrawal symptoms.
Some Cymbalta users report feeling flu-like symptoms that last just a short time after discontinuation. Other Cymbalta users report severe feelings of depression and suicidal thoughts. One commonly reported side effect of Cymbalta withdrawal is known as a “brain zap,” which has been described as an audible electrical “zapping” sound occurring from swiveling the head or moving too fast. Some Cymbalta users going through withdrawal have reported struggling with these conditions for months following discontinuation – unlike the discontinuation experience with other Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRI’s) they’ve tried.
These Cymbalta side effects may be actionable, depending on your individual case. Makers of prescription drugs are required by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to issue clear and explicit warnings about potential side effects of a drug. For instance, makers of allergy medication are required to warn users that it can cause drowsiness. Similarly, makers of oral contraceptives are required to warn consumers that it can cause blood clots if taken while smoking. Inexplicably, the makers of Cymbalta have failed to provide consumers with warning labels to describe what can happen upon discontinuation of the drug – an omission which could give rise a successful claim for money damages.
If you would like to speak to an experienced attorney about your experience with Cymbalta side effects, contact our firms.