Only one generic but many manufacturers. All generic are not created equal.
The FDA allows for +/- 20%
Hello! No, duloxetine is the active ingredient (drug) in Cymbalta.
Regards, Wild Cat
Hi lorigail. As far as I know the only generic drug for Cymbalta is Duloxetine. I have taken both and I wish I would have stayed with Cymbalta. The reason being is that it can cause problems when some people change from one to the other. Usually there can be a big difference in the amount of beads in one than the other. There is even a difference in the amount of beads in the brand name. I started taking Cymbalta (then changed to Duloxetine) for a total of 10+ years for chronic nerve pain. A few years ago I started researching all the horrible problems I was having and found out that they were all horrible side effects from Cymbalta and then Duloxetine. I decided I wanted my life back and I made the choice to get off this drug but most people can’t just stop taking it. Almost every person that I’ve talked to has had to taper off slowly.
I started tapering off in 2017 and I’m down from 60 mg to 6 mg as of last week. I wish I would have never started Cymbalta... it actually made my pain worse. Almost every side effect is gone and the pain is gone now too. I know you didn’t ask about the side effects but I wanted you to be aware of them. Take care and I wish you the best. Cindy59
Duloxetine is the active ingredient in Cymbalta. An example of a different generic would be duloxetine from Teva versus duloxetine from Actavis. Sometimes the bottle says the generic manufacturer on it, and other times you will have to ask the pharmacist.
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