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A 62-year-old female asked about a 66-year-old male:

What is cymbalta (duloxetine)?

4 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
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.
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 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 38 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 33 years experience
Cymbalta (duloxetine): Cymbalta (duloxetine) is an SNRI antidepressants prescribed for depression, neuropathic pain, anxiety.

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A 34-year-old member asked:

How effective is cymbalta (duloxetine)?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 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 44-year-old member asked:

How does cymbalta (duloxetine) work?

4 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 37 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.
A 46-year-old member asked:

How are cymbalta and duloxetine different?

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Edwin Tan
Psychiatry 50 years experience
Same drugs: Cymbalta is the brand name of duloxetine (generic name).

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