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Duloxetine – Uses, Side Effects, Dosage, Warnings and More

Duloxetine and Its Uses

Duloxetine is an oral medication available as the brand names Irenka and Cymbalta. It belongs to the family of antidepressants called serotonin-noradrenaline reuptake inhibitors or SNRIs. Doctors typically prescribe Duloxetine to treat depression, anxiety, fibromyalgia, diabetic nerve pain, as well as chronic joint and muscle pain. The drug is available as a capsule that can be taken by mouth. You can purchase Duloxetine as either a generic or brand-name drug. [1]

Duloxetine is a form of SNRIs. It can help balance certain chemicals in the brain that lead to anxiety and depression. Thanks to this effect, Duloxetine can prevent pain signals from being sent to nerves in the brain. Doctors typically prescribe this medication to treat the following conditions:

– Major depressive disorder

– Generalized anxiety disorder

– Fibromyalgia pain

– Nerve pain triggered by diabetes

– Chronic joint and muscle pain [2]