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A 44-year-old member asked:

what to do about switching from cymbalta to generic duloxetine?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Axel Martinez-Irizarry
Family Medicine 17 years experience
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 your doctor he could prescribe brand, or generic only, depending on which one works better for you. Insurance might increase the amount you pay for brand versus generic.
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology 58 years experience
Just switch!: If you have been prescribed the generic form just switch It is unlikely to be very different

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A 41-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me about switching from cymbalta to generic duloxetine?

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Dr. Mufid Al-najjar
Psychiatry 61 years experience
Not a lot: most people used the generic with no significant problem but some did not have the same effective result

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