Duloxetine, also known as Cymbalta, is an antidepressant that comes in a delayed-release capsule used to treat anxiety and depression. It is sometimes used to treat nerve pain, such as fibromyalgia, arthritis, or chronic back pain. Duloxetine may also treat stress urinary incontinence in women. Duloxetine is a SNRI (serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor) and it works by restoring the balance of serotonin and norepinephrine in the brain. This medication may improve mood, energy levels, sleep, and appetite.
AvKARE offers Duloxetine DR Capsules in the following strengths at Amerisource, Cardinal, McKesson and Morris & Dickson:
50268-0286-15 Duloxetine DR Caps 20mg 5x10CT
50268-0287-13 Duloxetine DR Caps 30mg 6×5 CT
50268-0288-13 Duloxetine DR Caps 60mg 6×5 CT
Duloxetine normally takes anywhere from two to four weeks to take effect, or possibly longer if taken for nerve pain. Side effects are typically temporary and may include nausea, dry mouth, headache, constipation, and drowsiness. These side effects tend to go away after a few weeks of use.