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A 46-year-old member asked:

How are cymbalta and duloxetine different?

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Dr. Edwin Tan
Psychiatry 50 years experience
Same drugs: Cymbalta is the brand name of duloxetine (generic name).
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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Duloxetine: It is the generic for Cymbalta (duloxetine).
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Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 49 years experience
THEY ARE THE SAME!: One is the generic for Cymbalta!
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A 44-year-old member asked:

Is duloxetine different from cymbalta? Please advise!

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Dr. Anthony Vita
Specializes in Psychiatry
Same medication: Duloxetine is the generic name while Cymbalta (duloxetine) is the brand name. There may be differences In the fillers and binders in the capsules but the active ingredient is the same. It is an SNRI approved for major depression, general anxiety, fibromyalgia and some types of pain.
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A 62-year-old female asked about a 66-year-old male:

What is cymbalta (duloxetine)?

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Dr. Ruth Seaman
A Verified Doctoranswered
Psychiatry 27 years experience
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 treatment of depression, is the actual internal response by the cell binding the medication which takes 3-6 weeks or more for full effect. This medicine is further known to help reduce pain transmission up the spinal cord as well.
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