Serotonin reuptake inhibitor induced sensory disturbances are reported rarely in the literature. This case report describes numbness and dysmorphic symptoms in the upper facial area associated with fluoxetine. There is no previous report of such an adverse reaction with any serotonin reuptake inhibitor in the literature and this report is intended to draw attention towards these unusual adverse effects. Mr HC, a 26 year old Indian male, weighing 62 kg, presented with 6 months of low mood, decreased interest in activities, decreased concentration, difficulty falling asleep and mild headache and was diagnosed as having major depressive disorder.
Serotonin reuptake inhibitor induced sensory disturbances
Cymbalta is the brand name of the medicine duloxetine, which is used to treat major depressive disorder in adults and generalized anxiety disorder in adults and kids who are at least 7 years old. The prescription medicine is also given to help chronic muscle or joint pain, fibromyalgia a chronic pain disorder , osteoarthritis, and nerve pain caused by diabetic neuropathy. Cymbalta is in a class of drugs called selective serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors SNRIs. It works by boosting the amounts of serotonin and norepinephrine, which are natural substances in the brain. Do not take duloxetine within 5 days before or 14 days after you have used an MAO inhibitor, such as isocarboxazid, linezolid, methylene blue injection, phenelzine, rasagiline, selegiline, or tranylcypromine. A dangerous drug interaction could occur.
Medically reviewed by Drugs. Last updated on Oct 5, Note: This document contains side effect information about duloxetine. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Cymbalta. Common side effects of Cymbalta include: asthenia, constipation, diarrhea, dizziness, drowsiness, fatigue, hypersomnia, insomnia, nausea, sedated state, headache, and xerostomia.
Back to Medicines A to Z. It's used to treat depression and anxiety. It's also used to treat nerve pain, such as fibromyalgia , and can be used to treat stress urinary incontinence in women. Duloxetine is not suitable for some people.