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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ruth Seaman
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A multi-use medicine: Duloxetine increases the amount of norepinephrine and serotonin in the tiny space between neurons for a few microseconds. More importanly for the tre... Read More
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
Cymbalta (duloxetine): concurrently inhibit the reuptake of both serotonin and norepinephrine might be expected to effectively treat depression and chronic pain in a wider p... Read More
Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 37 years experience
NSRI antidepressant: that is used to treat depression, fibromyalgia, diabetic neuropathy, and back and arthritis pain.

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 36 years experience
Cymbalta (duloxetine): Is an nsri, or a norepinephrine/serotonin reuptake inhibitor. This means that Cymbalta (duloxetine) slows the breakdown of both of these neurotransmi... Read More
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Cymbalta (duloxetine): It's actions on norepinephrine & serotonin helps releave symptoms of depression & fibromyalgia.
Dr. Susan Grossbard
Clinical Psychology 23 years experience
Terrible side effect: Side effects are horrrific.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Pain/ depression: Cymbalta (duloxetine) is as effective as any other antidepressant. So what makes it special? Its ability to improve diabetic peripheral neuropathic p... Read More
Dr. David Hardin
Wound care 36 years experience
Fibromyalgia: Fair: This is one of three drugs with fda indication for fibromyalgia as well as a handful of others often used 'off label' in this case it is started at a... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
No: Cymbalta (duloxetine) is not an addictive medication but if abused may lead and result in the classic cycle of addiction for a long period of time. Cy... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edwin Tan
Psychiatry 49 years experience
Same drugs: Cymbalta is the brand name of duloxetine (generic name).
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Duloxetine: My understanding is that the patent for cymbalta (duloxetine) expired in December 2013 and that a generic is available.
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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Cymbalta (duloxetine): Average price for 60mg. Capsules is $4.10, so the total cost would be $123.30 , but check with your pharmacist re. Their pricing ranges.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Desarbo
Psychiatry 20 years experience
What's best for you: Most people take Cymbalta (duloxetine) in the am and tolerate it well. However, some people feel mildly tired and i let them take it in the pm. As lon... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Cymbalta (duloxetine): Been reported but not common and is dose-related and only minimal.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Moranville
Psychiatry 36 years experience
Why?: The question is why you are stopping the cymbalta (duloxetine). 30 mg is a low dose and i would not expect any withdrawal symptoms even with abrupt wi... Read More

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