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Duloxetine for depression and diabetic peripheral neuropathic pain (DPNP)


Duloxetine hcl Information:

Duloxetine is a generic name of cymbalta. Duloxetine is in a class of drugs known as dual uptake inhibitors. Cymbalta (Duloxetine Hydrochloride) is a new antidepressent. What is interesting is that it is SNRI (serotonin and noradrenaline uptake inhibitor) of which only Effexor was the only FDA approved drug it that class until now.

Uses of duloxetine:

Duloxetine offers relief from both the emotional and physical symptoms that are associated with depression. Duloxetine is indicated for the treatment of major depressive disorder, as well as for the management of diabetic peripheral neuropathic pain (DPNP).

How duloxetine hydrochloride drug works?

Duloxetine works to help restore the balance of two naturally occurring chemicals in the brain and body: serotonin and norepinephrine. Research suggests that these chemicals play a role in both depression and diabetic peripheral neuropathic pain (DPNP). Dual uptake inhibitor means -- it simply means a drug that affects the reuptake of two neurotransmitters instead of one.

Lessened side effects for this class of drug (SNRI & SSRI) reported. No weight gain. Antidepressant effects should be reached after one week. Find the side effects associated with duloxetine.

How to Take duloxetine:

Take this medicine as directed. Do not stop taking this medicine abruptly without consulting with your doctor.

What to do if you take Overdose of duloxetine?

Seek medical attention immediately. For non emergencies, contact your local or regional poison control center.

What to do if you take Missed Dose of duloxetine?

Take your next dose as soon as you remember. If it is time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one.

How to Store duloxetine:

Keep this medication in the container it came in, tightly closed, and out of the reach of children. Store it at room temperature and away from excess heat and moisture (not in the bathroom). Throw away any medication that is outdated or no longer needed. Talk to your pharmacist about the proper disposal of your medication.

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