The generic name used for Cymbalta is Duloxetine which belongs to the category of antidepressants called selective serotonin norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor antidepressant (SSNRI). Scientists still haven’t been able to completely figure out how this medication affects an individual, though it has been hypothesized that it soothes the communication occuring between neurons and the Central Nervous System. Cymbalta has many medical uses among which treating symptoms related to generalized anxiety disorder and major depressive disorder are most common. Children who are above 7 years of age can be prescribed this medication. This drug was introduced by Eli Lily for the first time.
This medication has been approved by the FDA for prescribing against different medical and psychological disorders. All of them are listed below:
No psychotropic medication can go without side-effects as they create an impact in the Central Nervous System. They can be broadly categorized as major side-effects and minor side-effects. The common ones are mentioned below:
Under certain medical conditions, Cymbalta should not be prescribed to patients. The doctor must make sure that the patient is not suffering from any of these conditions. They are:
The FDA assigned pregnancy category B3 and C to Cymbalta. Therefore, the risks involved in using this medication during pregnancy are not ruled out. Only in extreme cases when the uses are magnified as compared to potential risks, it should be prescribed to an expecting mother.
The medication is administered to the patient in oral form.
Trade brand and generic names of Duloxetine: C-Pact, Cymbalta, Delok, Duceten, Dulife, Dumore, Duvanta, Duxet, Duxetin, Duzela, Nitexol, Nudep, Symbal, Sympta, Ulotric, Xeristar, Yentreve.