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How does cymbalta (duloxetine) work?

How does cymbalta (duloxetine) work?

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. ...Read more

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How effective is cymbalta (duloxetine)?

How effective is cymbalta (duloxetine)?

Fibromyalgia: Fair: 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

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Is cymbalta (duloxetine) 30mg addicting?

No but: There is often a discontinuation syndrome evev when stopping from the lowest dose. ...Read more

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Price range of cymbalta (duloxetine) 60mg #30?

Price range of cymbalta (duloxetine) 60mg #30?

Cymbalta (duloxetine): Average price for 60mg. Capsules is $4.10, so the total cost would be $123.30, but check with your pharmacist re. Their pricing ranges. ...Read more

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Cymbalta, (duloxetine) when is it best to take?

Cymbalta, (duloxetine) when is it best to take?

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 more

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Does cymbalta (duloxetine) make you gain weight?

Does cymbalta (duloxetine) make you gain weight?

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 more

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How should I stop my cymbalta (duloxetine). 30 mg.?

How should I stop my cymbalta (duloxetine). 30 mg.?

Why?: The question is why you are stopping the cymbalta (duloxetine). 30 mg is a low dose and I would not expect any withdrawal symptoms even with abrupt withdrawal, but you should always discuss with your prescribing doc any medication changes. ...Read more

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Could cymbalta (duloxetine) increase pain tolerance?

Could cymbalta (duloxetine) increase pain tolerance?

Yes: Cymbalta (duloxetine) can be used to manage chronic pain (neuropathic), if that is what you mean pain tolerance, the answer's yes. ...Read more

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Is duloxetine different from cymbalta? Please advise!

Is duloxetine different from cymbalta? Please advise!

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 more

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How long will cymbalta (duloxetine) stay in the body?

How long will cymbalta (duloxetine) stay in the body?

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

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How much cymbalta (duloxetine) indicates an overdose?

How much cymbalta (duloxetine) indicates an overdose?

Top usual 60mgm: There has been not found to be any real benefit to more than 60 mgm. Highest studied 120 mgm. Re overdose - sluggishness, drowsiness etc, . ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: cymbalta (duloxetine)?

Please describe the medication: cymbalta (duloxetine)?

Multiple uses: Cymbalta (duloxetine) is an "antidepressant" medication. However, it is an approved treatment for a variety of indications to include (unipolar) depression, anxiety, and chronic pain (related to diabetic neuropathy, musculoskeletal and/or fibromyalgia). Pharmacologically, it primarily enhances 2 different neurotransmitters (serotonin and norepinephrine). It can cause a variety of side effects. ...Read more

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I was wondering is duloxetine different from cymbalta?

No.: Duloxetine is generic name. Cymbalta (duloxetine) is brand name. They are bioequivalents. Some could argue brand works better for them than generic and viceversa. But still same drug. ...Read more

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Could cymbalta (duloxetine) be making me feel out of it?

Could cymbalta (duloxetine) be making me feel out of it?

Yes: Cymbalta (duloxetine) can be a great medicine for different problems. However, there has to be a benefit risk assessment. ...Read more

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What about cymbalta (duloxetine) discontinuation syndrome?

What about cymbalta (duloxetine) discontinuation syndrome?

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. ...Read more

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Will cymbalta (duloxetine) make me feel better right away?

No: We tell pts 2-3 weeks 2 start 2 work although it is often quicker than this. ...Read more

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Is stopping cymbalta (duloxetine) after a month dangerous?

Depends: It really depends on for what condition Cymbalta (duloxetine) was prescribed and what was the total dose taken. ...Read more

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Is getting off 60mg of cymbalta (duloxetine) easy to quit?

Not difficult: But u still need to tapper it down slowly. ...Read more

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What can I expect when taking cymbalta (duloxetine) 30 mgs?

What can I expect when taking cymbalta (duloxetine) 30 mgs?

Helps depression.: Cymbalta (duloxetine) is an antidepressant and is a serotonin/norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor. It helps with major depression especially with an associated chronic pain. Nortriptyline has a similar mechanism of action except that it is a tricyclic antidepressant. If you're taking both, that maybe the reason that Cymbalta (duloxetine) is dosed at a low dose. ...Read more

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Can I take my 120 mg of cymbalta (duloxetine) in the morning?

Yes, if you tolerate: The dose all at once and it is ok with your prescriber. ...Read more

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Which is the best place to find cymbalta (duloxetine) cheaply?

Duloxetine: Assuming that you're in United States, the least expensive place is probably from the sample cabinet at your physicians office or if you meet criteria from an assistance program through eli lilly. Generic duloxetine can be purchased from overseas via a web search. ...Read more

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Should I take cymbalta (duloxetine) in the morning or evening?

Should I take cymbalta (duloxetine) in the morning or evening?

Whichever works best: You may take it whichever way works best for you. Take it in the evening if it makes you tired or in the morning if it keeps you awake or you could divide the dose to a twice daily dosage if you would like. Please discuss it with your psychiatrist however before making any changes. ...Read more

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What is thedifference between cymbalta (duloxetine) and lyrcia?

What is thedifference between cymbalta (duloxetine) and lyrcia?

Lyrica/Cymbalta: Lyrica (pregabalin) is Pregabalin which is used for seizures, Nerve pain, & Fibromyalgia.
Cymbalta is a Serotonin/Norepinephrine Reuptake inhibitor type of Antidepressant. ...Read more

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What to do about switching from cymbalta to generic duloxetine?

Just switch!: If you have been prescribed the generic form just switch It is unlikely to be very different ...Read more

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Would skipping one dose of cymbalta-60 for a day. ..Be a problem?

U might feel: Some uncomfortable effects from missing 1 dose, but go ahead and resume your normal dose. U should be ok. ...Read more