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A 34-year-old member asked:

my doctor prescribed cymbalta (duloxetine). does that add pounds?

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Dr. Brad Bobrin
Psychiatry 26 years experience
It could: Antidepressants can have varying effects on weight. That being said, Cymbalta (duloxetine) is not one of the "weight gainers" where the probability is that the person is going to gain weight. All in all Cymbalta (duloxetine) should be weight neutral or not cause a change in weight or at most vary by +- 5-10 pounds.
Dr. Douglas Bey
Psychiatry 57 years experience
Possible: Weight gain can occur in my experience this is an infrequent complaint by pts taking cymbalta (duloxetine).

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Are generic versions of duloxetine as safe as the brand name drug?

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Does it make a difference whether I take my cymbalta (duloxetine) in the night or the morning?

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How quickly is it safe to increase my dose of cymbalta (duloxetine)?

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1 weeks: You may safely increase Cymbalta (duloxetine) on a weekly basis.
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Will cymbalta (duloxetine) make me feel better right away?

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No: The effects of Cymbalta (duloxetine) will take from 1 week to 1 month depending on why you are using it. It can help symptoms of pain in 1-2 weeks, and depression in 1-4 weeks. It usually takes longer for Cymbalta (duloxetine) to help symptoms of anxiety.
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What is duloxetine prescribed for?

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Psychiatry 32 years experience
Cymbalta (duloxetine): Used for major depressive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, stress urinary incontinence, painful peripheral neuropathy such as in diabetes, fibromyalgia, chronic musculoskeletal pain associated with osteoarthritis, lower back pain, interstitial cystitis, chronic fatigue syndrome.

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