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Is Cymbalta (duloxetine) considered the most potent antidepressant?

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Dr. Shaym Puppala
Internal Medicine

In brief: None most potent

With many classes of medications, there is no one single "most potent" med.
The choice is made after considering the desired effect, likely side effects, possible other benefits, affordability, patient acceptance, etc. Cymbalta (duloxetine) can help with chronic pain, and so is a good choice for people with depression and chronic pain. Failure of this med does not in any way mean older meds won't work.

In brief: None most potent

With many classes of medications, there is no one single "most potent" med.
The choice is made after considering the desired effect, likely side effects, possible other benefits, affordability, patient acceptance, etc. Cymbalta (duloxetine) can help with chronic pain, and so is a good choice for people with depression and chronic pain. Failure of this med does not in any way mean older meds won't work.
Dr. Shaym Puppala
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Dr. Michael Haghighi
Family Medicine

In brief: No

however is a class of duel neurotransmitter medications.
Which can be stronger than traditional Ssri

In brief: No

however is a class of duel neurotransmitter medications.
Which can be stronger than traditional Ssri
Dr. Michael Haghighi
Dr. Michael Haghighi
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