Cymbalta is a brand name for the drug Duloxetine (hydrochloride). It is used to manage several mental conditions. Cymbalta was primarily made for the treatment of major depressive disorders. Cymbalta works by inhibiting serotonin and nor-epinephrine reuptake in the central nervous system. Each capsule of Cymbalta contains 30 to 60 mg of duloxetine. Cymbalta is taken orally, once or twice a day as prescribed by your doctor, according to your symptoms, age, and condition. Sudden stoppage of intake of such medicines may cause adverse effects. Keep checking and recording your symptoms if you or any of your family members are on this prescription.
- Cymbalta is used for various mental conditions like depression, anxiety, etc. It is also used in nervous disorders like nerve pain and peripheral neuropathy due to ongoing medical conditions.
- Cymbalta also helps to upgrade your mood by decreasing nervousness.
- It may improve your sleep patterns that are disturbed due to mental conditions.
- It also enhances energy levels in the body that may be temporary but are effective enough to deal with the condition for a particular period.
Cymbalta contains Duloxetine hydrochloride, which is the main chemical to treat brain disorders. Along with duloxetine, other chemicals added to enhance its functions are – hypromellose acetate succinate, sucrose, hypromellose, sugar spheres, talc, triethyl citrate, and titanium oxide.
Duloxetine is a serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor. It inhibits the reuptake of serotonin and norepinephrine in the central nervous system by blocking receptors.
Without any doubt, Cymbalta has numerous side effects that can be on any area/organ of the body. We will discuss the direct side effects of Cymbalta and will note its history of occurrence and explanation. Simple chemical uptake for a short or long period will cost you something. Thus, the basic side effects recorded in patients are –
- Patients reported emotional blunting
- Allergic reactions on skin, mouth
- High blood pressure
- Dry mouth
- Nausea with or without vomiting
- Loss of appetite
Some serious side effects include
- Bleeding disorders
- Liver problems
- Vision changes with red, swollen, and painful eyes
- Bloody stools
The side effects are mild to worse. Recognizing early symptoms of any of such side effects and stopping the use of this drug at an accurate time can liberate you from dealing with these uninvited side effects or you can replace and focus more on treating the person without side effects, that is possible only in Ayurveda. Ayurveda provides safe recovery from such mental disorders with the use of ancient methods and potent herbs. Let us have a detailed look at this!!
Equivalent herbs in Ayurveda
Ayurveda is an ancient system of treating disorders that uses hundreds of herbs in the treatment of brain disorders. Currently, the world has more interest in traditional medicines for the safe and reliable treatment of their ailments. Over time, people are believing in the efficiency of these herbs when they get the expected results from them. It has been proved from various case studies throughout the world. Different herbal combinations are used in the treatment of different disorders.
The main drugs used in the treatment of brain-related disorders are called "Medhya drugs". These drugs are much more potent than Cymbalta Drug to safely cure mental disorders without any side effects. Cymbalta also enhances energy levels in the body that are temporary but ayurvedic herbs will increase immunity and energy naturally in the body as well as they are permanent. Ayurvedic herbs have the potential to cure most brain-related disorders.
Also, these herbs are manufactured by Planet Ayurveda in its pharmacy. Planet Ayurveda is a leading manufacturing company of various herbal medications with the best overall result for 2 decades. Their products are 100% pure and vegetarian and are made from standardized extracts of various potential medicinal plants by expert ayurvedic physicians. This company is internationally certified and people worldwide are using its products and medicines.
1) Mandookparni (Centella asiatica)
It is well known as Gotu kola. It belongs to the family Apiaceae. It belongs to the group of psychotic drugs called Medhya Rasayana. Its anxiolytic actions work on the brain by easing symptoms of anxiety and calming the brain by managing the function of neurotransmitters in the brain. It improves mental alertness and enhances the release of relaxing hormones. It is used as a brain tonic in several disorders and in enhancing memory. Along with its actions on the brain, it also has enormous excellent effects on other body functions. It maintains heart health by managing cholesterol levels. It also maintains blood sugar levels and helps get rid of daily fatigue. Mandookparni prescribed along with other herbs help to maintain psychological functions more effectively.
2) Shankhpushpi (Convolvulus microphyllus)
It belongs to the family Convolvulaceae. Its chemical constitution includes convoline, convolamine. The main function of the shankhpushpi is to calm down the brain by relieving stress. This drug is prescribed for patients with insomnia, hyperactivity disorders, personality disorders, etc. being a Medhya Rasayan it works on poor memory by increasing concentration levels. It gives strength to brain nerves. Shankhpushpi comes in the form of powder, syrup, capsules, and tablets and is prescribed accordingly to the patient.
3) Mulethi (Glycyrrhiza glabra)
Also called liquorice. It belongs to the family Fabaceae. Its Major chemical constituents are phenolics, glabridin. Mulethi, an ancient herb found in all homes of India has immunity-boosting properties that help to fight against a maximum of disorders. It is better known as a remedy for cough and cold. But it has far more benefits than this. It helps lower cholesterol and increase metabolism which will help in brain disorders recovery.
4) Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia)
Also called Giloy. It belongs to the family Menispermaceae. Guduchi is a potential ayurvedic herb used for various body ailments. It has anti-inflammatory, antipyretic, antispasmodic, anti-stress, anti-diabetic, antioxidant, anti-malarial, and immunomodulatory properties. It is used as a Rasayana. It is also used in various mental disorders.
5) Jatamansi (Nardostachys jatamansi)
Also known as Tapaswani. It belongs to the family Caprifoliaceae. Its chemical constituents are terpenoids and Jatamansone. Jatamansi acts as a brain tonic and promotes brain health by strengthening brain nerves. It is mainly prescribed for mental conditions like epilepsy, insomnia, anxiety, depression, etc. Jatamansi improves brain health internally when taken orally in the form of churna, tablets, and capsules as well as externally when applied in form of oil on the scalp. It relaxes the mind and improves memory. It also maintains scalp health.
6) Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri)
This medhya drug belongs to the family Plantaginaceae. It is also known as Indian pennywort. Its major chemical constituents are Bacosides A, B, and C. Brahmi has been primarily used in various mental conditions to enhance memory, learning skills, and cognitive behavior of the person. Brahmi is considered as rognashni (destroy diseases), dirghayu (provide long life), and has also proven its effectiveness worldwide.
7) Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera)
It is also called Winter cherry. It belongs to the family Solanaceae. This herb increases body strength and enhances immunity to fight against the disease. Ashwagandha is a very potent herb and has remarkable results in various diseases. It may increase fertility chances in men and also reduce blood sugar levels. These capsules will balance tridoshas in the body. It has markable results in managing brain disorders. It reduces stress, and anxiety and reduces symptoms of mental disorders including depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorders, etc.
8) Kushmand (Benincasa hispida)
Also known as field pumpkin or petha. It belongs to the family Cucurbitaceae. Its fruits, seeds, and seed oil are used in various preparations that are used practically for several diseases. Therapeutically it is mainly indicated in epilepsy, unmad, and apasmara (mental disorders). It improves strength and immunity. Being a brihana herb it helps to gain weight and is very useful in diabetes and urinary tract-related problems. It balances Pitta dosha in its un-ripe form and Kapha dosha in its ripe form. Fresh juice of kushmand is very beneficial in managing mental disorders. It has special Prabhava – effects that act on medhya (brain) and increases mental intelligence and several disorders.
These ayurvedic herbs alone or in combination with other herbs not only treat brain-related disorders but also enhance the overall functioning of the brain. In addition, it does not cause any side effects or damage in the future. Natural herbs increase mental strength naturally by balancing doshas and gunas. Brain disorders are long-term manageable conditions, and when allopathy drugs are prescribed for a long period have adverse side effects on the body that can be very stressful. Unlike allopathic drugs, ayurvedic drugs do not have any side effects on long-term use, instead, long-term use can be very beneficial for the brain to act naturally well. For better ayurvedic treatment and therapies or any related queries visit us at www.planetayurveda.com
Dr. Vikram Chauhan (MD – Ayurveda) is the CEO and Founder of Planet Ayurveda Pvt. Ltd. He is Author of the Book “Ayurveda – God’s Manual For Healing”. He is an Ayurveda Expert Serving People worldwide through all the Possible Mediums, Operating from Main Branch in Mohali, India. With his Vast Experience in Herbs and their Applied Uses, he is successfully treating Numerous Patients suffering from Various Ailments. He is Serving the Society with Purest Herbal Supplements for One and only Purpose of Making People know and utilize the Wonderful Benefits of the Ayurvedic Diet, Lifestyle, and Natural Herbs. He Formulates Herbal Supplements himself and also Use Classical Ayurvedic Formulations for Helping People Get Rid of All Types of Health Issues, Restore their Health, Uses and Save themselves from the Worst Side-effects of Chemical Based Treatments. For More Details, visit www.PlanetAyurveda.com.