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Have cervical pain. What is duzela for and why do we take it?

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what is duzela 20mg for why do we take it for

i have cervial pain , my c6/7 is bulged

please answer when should i have it and what is it for
Posted Wed, 19 Jun 2013 in General Health
Answered by Dr. Jorge Brenes-Salazar 27 minutes later

Thanks for your health concerns.

Duzuela is the trade name for a medication called duloxetine (in the USA mostly known as Cymbalta) which is FDA approved for depression; it works to increase levels of serotonin and norepinephrine, which are chemical transmitters of the nervous system; it has also been shown to be helpful as a pain reliever in chronic conditions related to the nervous system, such as neuropathies, pinched nerves, nerve injuries, etc. It works differently than narcotics, antiinflammatories and acetaminophen, and can be used in conjunction with these.

You should be monitored by a physician for response to the medication, to see if it helps improve your pain.

Hope this is helpful; wish you the best health, blessings,

Dr Brenes-Salazar MD
Mayo Clinic MN USA
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