It's not a narcotic. Why would think that?
Hello VIB238. Cymbalta is an anti-depressant. It is also prescribed off label for several other diagnosis. Best of wishes to you, pledge
Pledge is correct. It is classed as an antidepressant (an SSNRI) but is often used for chronic pain conditions. It is not a narcotic, opioid or a Controlled Substance though. It helps to regulate substances like serotonin in the brain which, in turn, can help with pain.
Hi VIB, it seems by your question that you were prescribed Cymbalta for pain. Cymbalta, as Dzoo has said is an antidepressant, and helps occasionally for certain types of chronic pain. It can also take up to four weeks to start working. Perhaps if you added some more information, we could give a more thorough answer.
Have to agree with the rest of the answers, Cymbalta is not a narcotic, it is used for several conditions and is an ssri, can be used for depression, general anxiety disorder and can be used for diabetic peripheral neuropathy pain just to name a few... hope that helped
I've been suffering from severe chronic pain throughout my neck and lower back. Bulging herniation and nerve compression in my neck and lower back. Previously prescribed vicoprofen and other narcotics similar. My doctor started me on Cymbalta 5 weeks ago and it is like a miracle cure. I am not putting narcotic toxins in my system anymore and my mood is actually elevated as well as the chronic pain has absolutely vanished. I am very grateful for my neurologist prescribing this medication because my other primary doctors and physical therapy doctors were filling me with narcotics and it put a strain on my liver. Since on Cymbalta I recently had blood work done and my liver is at normal levels again. Cymbalta is not a cure but it sure does help with pain. I hope my comment was helpful to someone here. God bless us all and speedy recovery to those suffering.
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