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Symbalta is a common misspelling of Cymbalta (duloxetine).

What is Cymbalta (Symbalta)?

Cymbalta (Symbalta) is an antidepressant belonging to a group of drugs called selective serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SSNRIs). Cymbalta (Symbalta) works by restoring the balance of serotonin and norepinephrine in the brain, which helps to improve certain mood problems.

Cymbalta (Symbalta) is used to treat major depressive disorder and generalized anxiety disorder. Major depressive disorder is a disorder marked by continuing, serious, and overwhelming feelings of depression that interfere with daily functioning. Symptoms may include major changes in appetite or sleep habits; lack of interest in social or work life; feelings of sadness, guilt, or worthlessness; fatigue; difficulty concentrating or making decisions; and suicidal thoughts or attempted suicide.

Cymbalta (Symbalta) is also used for managing pain caused caused by nerve damage in patients with diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPNP). Cymbalta (Symbalta) may also be used for other purposes not listed here.

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