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Year : 2007  |  Volume : 53  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 44-45

Bleeding gums: Duloxetine may be the cause


Department of Psychiatry and National Drug Dependence Treatment Centre, AIIMS, New Delhi- 110 029, India

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YPS Balhara
Department of Psychiatry and National Drug Dependence Treatment Centre, AIIMS, New Delhi- 110 029
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0022-3859.30328

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Duloxetine is a newly introduced drug. It is being prescribed for the management of diabetic neuropathic pain and major depressive disorder. The most frequently observed adverse events with duloxetine are nausea, dry mouth and somnolence, constipation, diarrhea, decreased appetite, weight loss, feeling of fatigue, dizziness, somnolence, hypohidrosis, decreased libido and erectile dysfunction. One of the patients being prescribed the drug developed bleeding gums on being started with the drug which resolved on stopping it. We hereby report this case.






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