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what is the generic for cymbalta

A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Duloxetine: My understanding is that the patent for cymbalta (duloxetine) expired in December 2013 and that a generic is available.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Cymbalta (duloxetine): Duloxetine is generic.

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Axel Martinez-Irizarry
16 years experience Family Medicine
Your choice.: When choosing whether your want generic or brand, it is a choice you can make with your doctor. If you see a difference in efficiency, when informing ... Read More
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
57 years experience Neurology
Just switch!: If you have been prescribed the generic form just switch It is unlikely to be very different
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mufid Al-najjar
60 years experience Psychiatry
Not a lot: most people used the generic with no significant problem but some did not have the same effective result
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Cymbalta (duloxetine): Dose same for both, generic is cheaper.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Humberto Quintana
43 years experience Psychiatry
Not yet: No there is currently no generic cymbalta (duloxetine). Cymbalta (duloxetine) is a SNRI dual sertonimn and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor. It may ... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jane Steiner
42 years experience Psychiatry
Try it!: You obviously know what Cymbalta (duloxetine) is supposed to feel like and what it does for you. You would therefore know if there is any difference w ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Axel Martinez-Irizarry
16 years experience Family Medicine
It does already.: Called duloxetine.
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Vita
Specializes in Psychiatry
Yes: Duloxetine (Cymbalta) is an SNRI medication used for major depression, generalized anxiety, fibromyalgia and some types of pain. A generic has been a ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Should not be a problem.
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Tomorrow's chance: That means tomorrow is your chance to tell your story to your doctor, so make it count. A patient can help her doctor understand by writing down her s ... Read More
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chris Hawley
23 years experience Family Medicine
Effexor (venlafaxine): Yes Effexor (venlafaxine) shares many of the same properties as Cymbalta and is much cheaper. Discuss with your doctor who will likely be willing to ... Read More
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