What Can Patients Experiencing Cymbalta Withdrawal Side Effects Do?

October 24, 2014 Drug Injury

What To Do About Cymbalta Side Effects

Talk to Our Attorneys about a Cymbalta Lawsuit


If you recently stopped taking Cymbalta and experienced withdrawal side effects, you are not alone. The Food and Drug Administration reports that compared to patients who discontinued Paxil or Effexor, three times as many Cymbalta users looked to Google for help with withdrawal symptoms. Each of these medications is used to treat depression, but discontinuation problems appear to be much more prevalent and severe with Cymbalta.

Patients and physicians alike claim that they did not receive enough information to warn them of the frequency and severity of Cymbalta withdrawal side effects. Patients often lay the blame on doctors. However, physicians, in turn, maintain that neither the drug maker (Eli-Lilly), nor the company’s sales representatives, nor marketing materials sufficiently stated the potential dangers involved in stopping the medication.

What Are the Side Effects When You Stop Taking Cymbalta?

As a result of what the FDA deemed evasiveness on Eli-Lilly’s part, a significant number of patients experience disruptive brain zaps, severe itching of the skin (paresthesia), and even seizures when ending treatment. Symptoms have been known to last days, weeks, and even months after cessation of the drug.

These sometimes acute episodes of discomfort and trauma have led to disruptions in both work and home lives of numerous patients. The side effects of withdrawal often result in an inability to care for children, loss of income due to being forced to take sick days, excessive medical bills, and more.

Get Help from a Cymbalta Side Effects Injury Lawyer

Individuals affected by the Cymbalta discontinuation syndrome may want to consider enlisting the help of a reputable Cymbalta injury lawyer to recoup some of their losses. An experienced attorney will work to obtain compensation for pain and suffering, including a detailed pain and suffering calculation, medical expenses, and more on the client’s behalf.

You can reach a skilled drug injury attorney at the accident and injury law office of Terry Bryant by calling our office toll free at 800-444-5000 or locally at (713) 973-8888, via chat or via our online form.

Attorney Terry Bryant

Attorney Terry BryantTerry Bryant is Board Certified in personal injury trial law, which means his extensive knowledge of the law has been recognized by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, setting him apart from many other injury attorneys. The 22 years he spent as a Municipal Judge, Spring Valley Village, TX also provides him keen insight into the Texas court system. That experience also helps shape his perspective on personal injury cases and how they might resolve. This unique insight benefits his clients. [ Attorney Bio ]

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