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Duloxetine

Drug Class: Commonly Known As: Category:
Serotonin and Noradrenaline Reuptake Inhibitors (SNRI) Cymbalta Adult

Duloxetine - What is it for

Duloxetine belongs to a class of medications known as Serotonin and Noradrenaline Reuptake Inhibitors (SNRI). It is used to treat symptoms of depression (low mood) such as:

  • Feeling sad
  • Feeling hopeless or useless
  • Feeling bad about yourself
  • Thoughts of ending your life
  • Poor sleep, energy or appetite.

It may also be used to treat symptoms of anxiety such as:

  • Feeling uncontrollably or constantly worried
  • Very fast heartbeat
  • Uncontrolled shaking of body parts such as hands (tremors) 
  • Sweating
  • Nervousness

It may also be used to reduce nerve pain in patients with diabetes, urinary incontinence (unable to control urine from leaking out) or for other conditions. Check with your healthcare professional if you are unsure why you are given this medication.

Duloxetine - Additional Information

  • Updated on Monday, May 31, 2021
  • Article contributed by PSS National Medication Information Workgroup PSS National Medication Information Workgroup

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