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Cheaper Alternative To Cymbalta
My drug plan through work no longer covers Cymbalta (duloxetine). I take this for general anxiety. Is there an alternative I can take that would be less costly?
Depends: I don't know how drug plans work in Canada, but here south of the border, Cymbalta (duloxetine) isn't resorted to unless the patient has tried and failed a number of other drugs; or, if they also have a pain condition that Cymbalta (duloxetine) is approved to treat. If that doesn't apply to you, then many of the later-generation antidepressants and anxiolytics are now available as generics. ...Read more
Recently diagnosed with fibro, specialist wants me to take cymbalta, (duloxetine) is this safe for fibro? Any alternatives, I hate meds.
Yes: Cymbalta (duloxetine) is one of 3 medications fda approved for the treatment of fibromyalgua. It is most effective in controlling the pain symptoms. Treatment also requires good sleep habits aerobic exercise and usually medication at bedtime (elavil, flexoril) to help sleep. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm on cymbalta (duloxetine) 60mg. Isn't there something cheaper. My cope pay is $51 dollars. Sometimes I don't even have the money and right now its been 5 days i?
Cheaper meds: Yes, there are cheaper medications than cymbalta, (duloxetine) but your physician may be prescribing it for particular reasons which you need to discuss with him or her. Share with him/her your concern about price and ask about alternatives. Also, many drug companies have patient assistance programs which help with this cost. You can find out more here:. ...Read more
I've been taking cymbalta 120mg/day for years. It's now very expensive. Is generic Effexor (venlafaxine) an alternative especially for the chronic shoulder pain?
Effexor (venlafaxine): Yes Effexor (venlafaxine) shares many of the same properties as Cymbalta and is much cheaper. Discuss with your doctor who will likely be willing to try it. You have to slowly go up icon the dosing, so don't give up too early if not helping on the starter dose. Your doctor can help you set up a dosing sequence tailor made for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am on cymbalta for maj depressive disorder & want a natural anxiety alternative to xanax (alprazolam)?
Behavioral Way: 1st learn more! See what is anxiety by anxiety disorders assn of bc http://bit. Ly/xueau5 everyone experiences anxiety at times. It prepares us 4 stressful &/or dangerous situations. It may cause u 2 experience sensations u dislike (sweating, racing heart) but these won't hurt u & won't last 4ever. 2nd try cbt -http://bit. Ly/xzbqnz; acthttp://bit. Ly/ztwlvz; mindfulness meditat http://bit. Ly/wdsdnu. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am on cymbalta (duloxetine) for fibromyalgia pain exacerbated by stress. What alternatives do I have before trying to conceive in the next few months?
This is one of three drugs with fda indication for fibromyalgia as well as a handful of others often used 'off label'
in this case it is started at a low dose and tapered up depending on side effects and effectiveness (i personally taper it up much more slowly than recommended to avoid dizziness and drowsiness). ...Read more
Usually: Usually taken in the morning as it can affect sleep for most. But take it depending on how you reeact to it. If you take it and it makes you tired then take it at bedtime. If you take it and it keeps you awake then take in the morning. Once you learn when the best time to take it is for you then take it each day at that time. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It Can: Cymbalta, (duloxetine) like many other medications, does have weight gain as a side effect. Often it is a direct side effect of the medication itself but it can also be because of increased appetite or decreased metabolism. Regardless, the short answer is yes, it can. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Well......: The half-life of Cymbalta (duloxetine) is about 12 hours. It takes about 5 half-lives for medication to essentially be cleared from your system. However, since some people metabolize the medication more slowly it would be safe to assume the medication would be gone from your system within five days. ...Read more