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How does cymbalta (duloxetine) work?

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Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Dr. Susan Uhrich
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Dr. Mark Reynolds
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Very well for many

Cymbalta (duloxetine) is a serotonin-norepinephrine specific reuptake inhibitor- a medication that blocks the reuptake of these chemicals from the synapse, the area between two nerve cells (axon and dendrite).
This leads to changes that would take way more than 400 characters to describe. Essentially it helps the brain to process information better, decreasing depression, anxiety and pain in many patients.

In brief: Very well for many

Cymbalta (duloxetine) is a serotonin-norepinephrine specific reuptake inhibitor- a medication that blocks the reuptake of these chemicals from the synapse, the area between two nerve cells (axon and dendrite).
This leads to changes that would take way more than 400 characters to describe. Essentially it helps the brain to process information better, decreasing depression, anxiety and pain in many patients.
Dr. Mark Reynolds
Dr. Mark Reynolds
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Cymbalta (duloxetine)

It's actions on norepinephrine & serotonin helps releave symptoms of depression & fibromyalgia.

In brief: Cymbalta (duloxetine)

It's actions on norepinephrine & serotonin helps releave symptoms of depression & fibromyalgia.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Susan Grossbard
Clinical Psychology

In brief: Terrible side effect

Side effects are horrrific.

In brief: Terrible side effect

Side effects are horrrific.
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Dr. Susan Grossbard
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Dr. Alan Ali
Sorry, but the question was not about side-effects!
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