Cymbalta contains duloxetine and is a serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI) medication. Cymbalta is prescribed to treat depression and anxiety and to relieve nerve pain. Duloxetine works by restoring the balance of natural chemicals serotonin and norepinephrine in your brain. Taking this medication can help to improve your mood, energy levels, appetite and sleep.
Always read the medication information and instructions before using this medication.
Always follow your doctor’s directions.
Make sure to tell your doctor:
Other information you should also know:
Common side effects of Cymbalta:
If you have any of the following duloxetine side effects, seek medical help:
What should I do if I miss a dose of Cymbalta?
If you miss a dose of Cymbalta, you should take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip your missed dose.
What is the generic alternative to Cymbalta?
Generic Cymbalta is known as duloxetine and is available in 20mg and 40mg strengths as well as the same 30mg and 60mg strengths as brand name Cymbalta.