What is Cymbalta?

Duloxetine (Cymbalta, and generics) is a serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI) created by Eli Lilly. It is mostly prescribed for major depressive disorder and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) fibromyalgia and neuropathic pain.

Duloxetine failed to receive US approval for stress urinary incontinence amid concerns over liver toxicity and suicidal events; however, it was approved for this indication in the UK, where it is recommended as an add-on medication in stress urinary incontinence instead of surgery.

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Hi, I have been on 30mgs of cymbalta for 4 months now, for anxiety and depression. The anxiety has subsided in the mornings and at night (before...

doctor1 MD

Hi there, thanks for asking. It is possible that the dose of cymbalta is not enough so you experience the anxiety in the hours that blood level of...

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I have been taking Cymbalta 120mg every morning. I was doing OK, but other factors were affecting me and I was off my medication for two weeks. I...

doctor1 MD

Hi paddycraig,
Thanks for posting your query.
The one important thing in the antideppressant use is that they must never be stopped suddenly and...

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Hi I was on 20mg of doxepin and 30mg of cymbalta. I felt short of breath and basically strange all day. Since stopping the Cymbalta I have felt...

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Thanks for the query to H.C.M. Forum.
Doxepin (sinequan) develops uneasiness , anxiety shortness in breath.
While cymbalta (duloxetin) is an...

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