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What is duloxetine prescribed for?

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SenseiMark 29 Oct 2021

Duloxetine is primarily for depression, but at the right dose is also used for nerve pain.
I don't want to discourage you, but it didn't help me at all.

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cindy-59 30 Oct 2021

Cymbalta (duloxetine) didn't help me with nerve pain either but it did cause me to have depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts and many other side effects. I have completely tapered off it and thankfully all side effects are gone. It was by far the worst years of my life!

WildcatVet 29 Oct 2021


"What is duloxetine?
Duloxetine is a selective serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor antidepressant (SSNRI). Duloxetine affects chemicals in the brain that may be unbalanced in people with depression.

Duloxetine is used to treat major depressive disorder in adults. It is also used to treat general anxiety disorder in adults and children who are at least 7 years old.

Duloxetine is also used in adults to treat nerve pain caused by diabetes (diabetic neuropathy), or chronic muscle or joint pain (such as low back pain and osteoarthritis pain).

Some brands of duloxetine are also used to treat fibromyalgia (a chronic pain disorder). Drizalma is for treating fibromyalgia only in adults. Cymbalta may be used to treat fibromyalgia in adults and children at least 13 years old."

Hope this helps!

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sheeprus 29 Oct 2021

Depression and nerve pain

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