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what is cymbalta (duloxetine)?

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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 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.
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 population of patients. Hope it helps.
Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 37 years experience
NSRI antidepressant: that is used to treat depression, fibromyalgia, diabetic neuropathy, and back and arthritis pain.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Cymbalta (duloxetine): Cymbalta (duloxetine) is an SNRI antidepressants prescribed for depression, neuropathic pain, anxiety.

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What about cymbalta (duloxetine) discontinuation syndrome?

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Dr. Mary Ann Block
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Be very careful: Cymbalta, (duloxetine) like any ssri or snri, can create a physical dependency because of the effect they have on neurotransmitters. Everyone should be withdrawn from these drugs very carefully & cautiously. 3 weeks is the minimum one should take to reduce by each incriminate. Serious side effects, including suicide, have been reported when not properly.
A 44-year-old member asked:

How does cymbalta (duloxetine) work?

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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 neurotransmitters, which allows them to have a longer effect.
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How effective is cymbalta (duloxetine)?

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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 pain& chronic pain.
A 46-year-old member asked:

How are cymbalta and duloxetine different?

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Dr. Edwin Tan
Psychiatry 49 years experience
Same drugs: Cymbalta is the brand name of duloxetine (generic name).
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A 58-year-old female asked:

Does cymbalta (duloxetine) create pvcs?

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Dr. Marvin Ott
Emergency Medicine 20 years experience
No: Cymbalta (duloxetine) is not known for causing PVC's. PVC's however, are very common, and you may have them occasionally like many people do. In general, they are not dangerous or life threatening. Hope this helps!

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