30 mg, 60 mg hard enteric capsules
Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start taking this medicine. It contains information that is important to you.
– Save this information, you may need to read it again.
– If you have any further questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
– This medicine has been prescribed for you only. Do not give it to others. It can harm them, even if they show signs of illness similar to yours.
– If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. This also applies to any side effects not mentioned in this information.
In this leaflet:
1. What Duloxetine Mylan is and what it is used for
2. What you need to know before you take Duloxetine Mylan
3. How to take Duloxetine Mylan
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Duloxetine Mylan
6. Package contents and other information
What Duloxetine Mylan is and what it is used for
Duloxetine Mylan contains the active substance duloxetine. Duloxetine Mylan increases the amount of serotonin and norepinephrine in the nervous system.
Duloxetine Mylan is used in adults to treat:
- generalized anxiety disorder (constant feeling of anxiety or worry)
- painful diabetic neuropathy (usually described as burning, stinging, stinging, stabbing, or aching pain or as an electric shock. Pain can be caused by touch, heat, cold, or pressure but the affected area can also be completely numb).
In most people with depression or anxiety, Duloxetine Mylan starts working within two weeks of starting treatment, but it may take 2-4 weeks before you feel better. Talk to your doctor if you do not start to feel better after this time. Your doctor may continue to give you Duloxetine Mylan even when you are feeling better to prevent relapse into depression or anxiety.
For most people who have painful diabetic neuropathy, it can take a few weeks before they feel better. Talk to your doctor if you do not feel better after 2 months.
What you need to know before you take Duloxetine Mylan
DO NOT TAKE Duloxetine Mylan if you:
- is allergic to duloxetine or any of the other ingredients of this medicine (listed in section 6)
- have liver disease
- have severe kidney disease
- taking or during the last 14 days taking medicine that belongs to the group of monoamine oxidase inhibitors ( MAOIs ), see “Other medicines and Duloxetine Mylan”)
- taking fluvoxamine which is usually used to treat depression, ciprofloxacin or enoxacin which are used to treat certain infections you
- take other medicines that contain duloxetine (see “Other medicines and Duloxetine Mylan”).
Talk to your doctor if you have high blood pressure or heart disease. Your doctor will tell you if you should take Duloxetine Mylan.
Warnings and cautions
If you suffer from any of the following, Duloxetine Mylan may not be right for you. Talk to your doctor before taking Duloxetine Mylan if you:
- take other antidepressants or medicines known as opioids that are used to relieve pain or treat opioid addiction (drug addiction). The use of these medicines together with Duloxetine Mylan can lead to the serotonergic syndrome, a potentially life-threatening condition (see “Other medicines and Duloxetine Mylan”).
- takes St. John’s wort, a herbal medicine ( Hypericum perforatum )
- have kidney disease
- have had seizures (seizures)
- have had mania
- have bipolar disorder
- have eye problems, such as a certain type of glaucoma (increased pressure in the eye)
- have previously had bleeding disorders (tendency to get bruises), especially if you are pregnant (see “Pregnancy and breast-feeding”)
- is at risk for low sodium levels (for example, if you are taking diuretics, especially if you are older)
- while being treated with another medicine that may cause liver damage
- taking other medicines containing duloxetine (see “Other medicines and Duloxetine Mylan”)
Duloxetine Mylan may cause a feeling of restlessness and difficulty sitting or standing still. If this happens, tell your doctor.
Drugs such as Duloxetine Mylan (so-called SSRIs / SNRIs) can cause symptoms of sexual dysfunction (see section 4). In some cases, these symptoms persist after discontinuation of treatment.
If you start to feel worse and have thoughts of harming yourself
You who are depressed and/or suffer from worry/anxiety may sometimes have thoughts of harming yourself or committing suicide. These symptoms may worsen when you start taking antidepressants, as it takes time for this type of medicine to take effect, usually about 2 weeks, sometimes longer.
These thoughts may be common if you:
- have previously had thoughts of harming yourself or committing suicide
- is younger than 25 years. Studies have shown that young adults (younger than 25 years) with mental illness who are treated with antidepressant drugs have an increased risk of suicidal thoughts and thoughts of harming themselves.
Contact a doctor as soon as possible or see the nearest hospital if you have thoughts of injuring yourself or committing suicide.
It may be helpful to tell a relative or close friend that you are depressed and/or suffering from anxiety. Feel free to ask them to read this leaflet. You can also ask them to tell you if they think you are feeling worse or if they think your behavior is changing.
Children and young people under 18 years of age
Duloxetine Mylan should not normally be used in the treatment of children and adolescents under 18 years of age. The risk of side effects such as suicide attempts, suicidal thoughts, and hostility (mainly aggression, defiance, and anger) is greater in patients under 18 years of age when taking this type of drug. Despite this, Duloxetine Mylan can be prescribed by a doctor to patients under the age of 18 if the doctor deems it appropriate. If you are under 18 years of age and want to discuss why you were given this medicine, consult your doctor again. You should also tell your doctor if you notice any of the above symptoms or if they get worse. Also, the long-term effects of Duloxetine Mylan on the growth, maturation, and development of intellect and behavior have not yet been established for this age group.
Other medicines and Duloxetine Mylan
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken or might take any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription.
The active ingredient in Duloxetine Mylan, duloxetine, is used in other medicines for other conditions:
- painful diabetic neuropathy, depression, anxiety, and urine leakage.
The use of more than one of these medicines at the same time should be avoided. Contact your doctor if you are already taking other medicines that contain duloxetine.
Your doctor will decide if you can take Duloxetine Mylan with other medicines. Check with your doctor before starting or stopping any medications, including over-the-counter and herbal remedies.
Tell your doctor if you are taking any of the following:
Monoamine oxidase inhibitors ( MAOIs ): Duloxetine Mylan should not be taken if you are taking or have taken another antidepressant calledMAOIsfor the last 14 days. Examples ofMAO inhibitorsare moclobemide (an antidepressant drug) and linezolid (an antibiotic). Many prescription drugs, including Duloxetine Mylan, when taken with an MAOI, can cause serious or even life-threatening side effects. Before you can take Duloxetine Mylan at least 14 days have passed since treatment with anMAOIcompleted. Likewise, at least 5 days must have elapsed after stopping treatment with Duloxetine Mylan before you can start taking an MAOI.
Drugs that can cause drowsiness: Such drugs include prescription drugs such as benzodiazepines, strong painkillers, drugs for psychosis, phenobarbital, and antihistamine s.
Drugs that increase serotonin levels: Triptans, tryptophan, SSRIs (eg paroxetine and fluoxetine ), SNRIs (eg venlafaxine ), tricyclic antidepressants (eg clomipramine, amitriptyline), St. John’s wort, MAO inhibitors (eg moclobemide and linezolid), opioids (such as buprenorphine, tramadol, and pethidine). These medicines may interact with Duloxetine Mylan and you may experience symptoms such as involuntary, rhythmic muscle contractions, including the muscles that control eye movement, agitation, hallucinations, coma, excessive sweating, tremor, excessive reflexes, increased muscle tension, body temperature above 38 ° C. Contact your doctor when you experience such symptoms as this may indicate a potentially life-threatening condition called serotonergic syndrome.
Oral anticoagulants or antiplatelet agents: Blood thinners or blockers that prevent blood clots from forming. These agents may increase the risk of bleeding.
Duloxetine Mylan with food, drink, and alcohol
Duloxetine Mylan can be taken with or without food. You should be careful with alcohol during treatment with Duloxetine Mylan.
Pregnancy and breastfeeding
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant, or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking this medicine.
- Tell your doctor if you become pregnant or are planning to become pregnant during treatment with Duloxetine Mylan. You should only use Duloxetine Mylan after consulting your doctor regarding the possible benefits of the treatment and any possible risks to the fetus.
- Tell your midwife or doctor that you are using Duloxetine Mylan. When similar drugs ( SSRIs ) are used during pregnancy, the risk of a serious condition called persistent pulmonary hypertension in the newborn (PPHN) may increase. This condition causes the baby to breathe faster and look blue. The symptoms usually appear within 24 hours of the baby being born. If this affects your baby, contact a midwife or doctor immediately.
- If you take Duloxetine Mylan at the end of your pregnancy, your baby may experience some symptoms after birth. These symptoms usually occur at birth or within a few days after your baby is born. Symptoms may include weak muscles, tremors, tremors, difficulty feeding, breathing problems, and seizures. If your newborn baby has any of these symptoms, or if you are concerned about your baby’s health, you should contact your doctor or midwife for advice.
- If you are taking Duloxetine Mylan at the end of your pregnancy, there is an increased risk of severe vaginal bleeding shortly after delivery, especially if you have a history of bleeding disorders. Your doctor or midwife should tell you to take duloxetine so that they can give you advice.
- Available data from the use of Duloxetine Mylan during the first three months of pregnancy do not indicate a generally increased risk of birth defects in the baby. If Duloxetine Mylan is taken during the second half of pregnancy, there may be an increased risk of premature birth (6 extra premature babies per 100 women taking Duloxetine Mylan during the second half of pregnancy), mostly between weeks 35 and 36 of pregnancy.
- Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding. The use of Duloxetine Mylan during breast-feeding is not recommended. Consult your doctor or pharmacist.
Driving and using machines
Duloxetine Mylan may make you feel drowsy or dizzy. Do not drive or use any tools or machines until you know how Duloxetine Mylan affects you.
Duloxetine Mylan contains sucrose and sodium
If you have been told by your doctor that you have an intolerance to some sugars, contact your doctor before taking this medicine. This medicine contains less than 1 mmol sodium (23 mg) per capsule, it is almost ‘sodium-free’.
How to take Duloxetine Mylan
Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor has told you. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you are unsure.
Duloxetine Mylan is taken by mouth. Swallow the capsule whole with water.
For depression and painful diabetic neuropathy:
The usual dose is Duloxetine Mylan 60 mg once a day, but your doctor will prescribe the dose that is right for you.
For generalized anxiety disorder:
The most common starting dose is Duloxetine Mylan 30 mg once daily, and most patients then switch to 60 mg once daily, but your doctor will prescribe the dose that is right for you. Dose one may need to be adjusted up to 120 mg, depending on how you respond to Duloxetine Mylan.
It is easier to remember to take Duloxetine Mylan if you take it at the same time each day.
Ask your doctor how long to take Duloxetine Mylan. Do not stop taking Duloxetine Mylan, or change the dose, without first discussing it with your doctor. For you to feel better, it is important to treat your illness in the right way. If left untreated, it can persist and become more severe and difficult to treat.
If you take more Duloxetine Mylathenan you should
Contact your doctor or pharmacist immediately if you have taken more Duloxetine Mylan than your doctor prescribed. Symptoms of overdose include drowsiness, coma, serotonergic syndrome (a rare reaction that can cause severe feelings of happiness, drowsiness, clumsiness, restlessness, intoxication, fever, sweating, or stiff muscles), seizures, vomiting, and rapid heartbeat.
If you forget to take Duloxetine Mylan
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take only one dose as usual. Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose. Do not take more Duloxetine Mylan per day than prescribed by your doctor.
If you stop taking Duloxetine Mylan
DO NOT STOP taking Duloxetine Mylan, even if you feel better, without talking to your doctor first. If your doctor considers that you no longer need Duloxetine Mylan, he/she will reduce the dose for at least two weeks before stopping treatment completely.
Some patients who abruptly stop taking Duloxetine Mylan may experience symptoms such as:
- dizziness, tingling and numbness or sensations of electric shock (especially in the head), sleep disturbances (vivid dreams, nightmares, insomnia), fatigue, drowsiness, feeling of restlessness or worry, anxiety, nausea/vomiting (feeling sick), tremors, headache, muscle pain, irritation, diarrhea, heavy sweating or dizziness.
These problems are usually mild and disappear within a few days. Ask your doctor if the reactions are bothersome.
If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. These are usually mild to moderate and usually disappear after a few weeks.
Very common side effects (may affect more than 1 user in 10)
- headache, drowsiness
- nausea, dry mouth
Common side effects (may affect up to 1 user in 10)
- loss of appetite
- difficulty sleeping, feelings of upset, decreased sex drive, anxiety, difficulty getting or not having an orgasm, strange dreams
- dizziness, feeling sluggish, tremors, numbness, which include numbness or tingling in the skin
- tinnitus (sensation of sound in the ear without external sound source)
- high blood pressure, hemorrhage
- constipation, diarrhea, abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting, heartburn or indigestion, flatulence
- increased sweating, (itchy) rash
- muscle pain, muscle spasm
- painful urination, frequent bladder emptying
- erection problems, ejaculation disorders
- fall accidents (mostly in the elderly), fatigue
- weight loss
Children and adolescents under the age of 18 treated with this antidepressant experienced some weight loss when starting treatment. However, the weight increased after 6 months of treatment so that it corresponded to other children and adolescents of the same age and the same sex.
Uncommon side effects (may affect up to 1 user in 100)
- pharyngitis causing a hoarse voice
- suicidal thoughts, difficulty sleeping, gnashing of teeth, feeling disoriented, lack of motivation
- sudden involuntary twitches or twitches in the muscles, a feeling of restlessness and difficulty sitting or standing still, feeling nervous, difficulty concentrating, changes in taste, difficulty controlling movements e.g. lack of coordination or involuntary movements in the muscles, restless legs (numbness and tingling sensation in the legs), poor sleep
- large pupil er (the dark field in the middle of the eye), visual disturbances
- dizziness and sore ears
- fast or irregular heartbeat
- fainting and dizziness when getting up, cold fingers and/or toes
- feel thick in the throat, nosebleeds
- bloody vomiting or black tarry stools, gastrointestinal inflammation, belching, difficulty swallowing
- inflammation of the liver that can cause abdominal pain and yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes
- night sweats, hives, cold sweats, sensitivity to sunlight, increased tendency to bruise
- muscle tension, muscle twitching
- difficulty or inability to urinate, difficulty urinating, need to empty the bladder at night, need to empty the bladder more often than usual, decreased urine flow
- abnormal vaginal bleeding, abnormal menstruation, including heavy, painful, irregular or prolonged menstruation, unusually short or absent menstruation, sexual dysfunction, pain in the testicles or scrotum
- chest pain, feeling cold, thirst, shaking, feeling hot, abnormal gait
- weight gain
- Duloxetine Mylan can cause effects that you do not notice, such as an increase in liver enzymes or the level of potassium, creatine phosphokinase, sugar, or cholesterol in the blood.
Rare side effects (may affect up to 1 user in 1,000)
- severe allergic reactions that cause difficulty breathing or dizziness, with swollen tongue or swollen lips, allergic reactions
- impaired thyroid function, which can cause fatigue or weight gain
- dehydration, low sodium levels in the blood (mostly affects the elderly); the symptoms may be feeling dizzy, weak, confused, sleepy or very tired, nausea or vomiting, more serious symptoms are fainting, seizures or falls, insufficient secretion of antidiuretic hormone (SIADH)
- suicidal behavior, mania (overactivity, thoughtlessness, and decreased need for sleep), feelings of aggression and anger
- “Serotonergic syndrome” (a rare reaction that can cause feelings of happiness, drowsiness, clumsiness, restlessness, feelings of intoxication, fever, sweating, or stiff muscles), seizures
- increased pressure in the eye ( glaucoma )
- inflammation of the mouth, bright red blood in the stool, bad breath, inflammation of the colon (causes diarrhea)
- liver problems, yellowing of the skin, and whites of the eyes (jaundice)
- Stevens-Johnson syndrome (a severe disease with blisters on the skin, mouth, eyes, and genitals), severe allergic reactions that cause swelling of the face and throat ( angioedema ).
- cramps in the jaw muscles
- abnormal odor on the urine
- menopausal symptoms, abnormal production of breast milk in men and women.
- cough, wheezing, and shortness of breath along with high fever
- severe vaginal bleeding shortly after delivery ( postpartum hemorrhage).
Very rare side effects (may affect up to 1 user in 10,000)
- inflammation of the blood vessels of the skin ( cutaneous vasculitis )
Reporting of side effects ar
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or nurse. This also applies to side effects that are not mentioned in this information. You can also report side effects directly via the national reporting system listed in Appendix V.. By reporting side effects, you can help increase drug safety information
5. How to store Duloxetine Mylan
Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.
Do not use this medicine after the expiry date which is stated on the carton.
Store in the original package. Moisture sensitive.
Used within 6 months after opening.
Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer required. These measures will help to protect the environment.
6. Contents of the packaging and other information
The active substance is duloxetine.
Each capsule contains 30 mg or 60 mg of duloxetine (as hydrochloride).
Other ingredients are:
Capsule contents: Sugar spheres (sucrose, maize starch), hypromellose, macrogol, crospovidone, talc, sucrose, hypromellose phthalate, diethyl phthalate
Capsule shell: Brilliant blue (E133), yellow iron oxide (E172) (only 60 mg), (titanium dioxide (E171), gelatin, and edible gold ink (only 30 mg), or edible white ink (only 60 mg).
Edible gold-colored ink: shellac, propylene glycol, strong ammonia solution, yellow iron oxide (E172).
Edible white ink: shellac, propylene glycol, sodium hydroxide, povidone, titanium dioxide (E171).
What the medicine looks like and the contents of the pack
Duloxetine Mylan is a hard, gastric-resistant capsule. Each capsule of Duloxetine Mylan contains granules of duloxetine hydrochloride with a shell that resists acidic gastric juice.
Duloxetine Mylan is available in 2 different strengths: 30 mg and 60 mg
The 30 mg capsules have a blue opaque top and a white opaque bottom. The top and bottom of the capsule are marked with “MYLAN over” DL 30 “in gold-colored ink.
The 60 mg capsules have a blue opaque top and a yellow opaque bottom. The top and bottom of the capsule are marked with “MYLAN” over “DL 60” in white ink.
Duloxetine Mylan 30 mg is available in blister packs containing 7, 14, 28, 49, 98 capsules and in multiple packs containing 98 (2 packs of 49) capsules, in perforated unit dose blisters containing 7 x 1, 28 x 1, and 30 x 1 capsule and in jars containing 30, 100, 250 and 500 capsules and desiccants. The desiccant must not be ingested.
Duloxetine Mylan 60 mg is available in blister packs containing 14, 28, 49, 84, 98 capsules and in multiple packs containing 98 (2 packs of 49) capsules, in perforated unit dose blisters containing 28 x 1, 30 x 1, and 100 x 1 capsule and in jars containing 30, 100, 250 and 500 capsules and desiccants. The desiccant must not be ingested.
Not all pack sizes may be marketed
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