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Cymbalta - Duloxetine HCl - Dosage - Side Effects - Drug Interactions

Cymbalta (duloxetine HCl) drug information, dosage, side effects, drug interactions, and warnings. Cymbalta, generic drug name duloxetine hydrochloride, is a selective serotonin and norepinephrine dual reuptake inhibitor (SSNRI) antidepressant. Cymbalta is the second medicine FDA-approved for fibromyalgia treatment. Cymbalta is also prescribed to treat depression and other conditions.
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Cymbalta Approved for Osteoarthritis and Chronic Low Back Pain
The FDA approved Cymbalta (duloxetine hydrochloride) on November 4, 2010 for the treatment of chronic musculoskeletal pain, including osteoarthritis and chronic low back pain.

Cymbalta Reduces Knee Osteoarthritis Pain
Knee osteoarthritis patients treated with 60 mg and 120 mg Cymbalta (duloxetine HCl) once daily experienced significant pain reduction compared to placebo.

Cymbalta for Chronic Pain -- Lilly Resubmits FDA Application
In June 2009, Eli Lilly and Co. resubmitted its application for FDA approval of Cymbalta for chronic pain.

Cymbalta Approved for Fibromyalgia Treatment
Cymbalta is an important new fibromyalgia treatment option, but the medicine is not for everyone. You and your doctor should discuss the benefits and risks associated with Cymbalta and if you decide to start using the medication -- pay attention to possible side effects and do not stop taking the medication without your doctor's supervision.

Study: Cymbalta Decreases Pain in Fibromyalgia Patients
Study results indicate that fibromyalgia patients treated with Cymbalta (duloxetine) experienced greater reduction in pain severity one week after starting the medication compared to patients receiving placebo. At 3 and 6 months, patients on Cymbalta also showed improvement in how they felt overall since starting the medication when compared to placebo.

Cymbalta Effective For Women With Fibromyalgia, But Not Men
Cymbalta (duloxetine) has been approved by the FDA. Cymbalta targets two chemical messengers in the body, serotonin and norepinephrine. According to a report in the journal Arthritis & Rheumatism, Cymbalta seems to be effective in treating the symptoms associated with fibromyalgia in women, but not in men.

Fibromyalgia Screening Quiz
Fibromyalgia is difficult to diagnose. Combinations of symptoms can occur which overlap with other autoimmune diseases. There are symptoms which are considered "defining" of fibromyalgia. There are also symptoms considered "non-defining" but they often occur as part of fibromyalgia syndrome.

Fibromyalgia - Test Your Knowledge
Fibromyalgia is often regarded as a medical enigma. Symptoms of fibromyalgia syndrome can overlap with other conditions making it difficult to diagnose. How much do you know about fibromyalgia?

The Fibromyalgia Guide - Free Newsletter E-Course
Fibromyalgia is a condition characterized by body aches, pain, sleep problems, extreme fatigue, depression and anxiety, in combination with tenderness of specific areas (muscles and tender points) on the body. Learn more about fibromyalgia by signing up for our free newsletter e-course.

Drug Profile: Cymbalta (duloxetine hydrochloride)
Cymbalta (duloxetine hydrochloride) is a selective serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI) for oral administration.

The Cymbalta Homepage
Information on Cymbalta (Duloxetine), from Eli Lilly and Company.

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