Does anyone know if there's a generic equivalent of Cymbalta?
Thank you for your question and welcome to AnxietyConnection.com.
The main ingredient in Cymbalta is duloxetine, which is what the generic name would be, however, this medication is not yet available in a generic form in the United States. There may be generic forms of Cymbalta available in other countries, however, it is not a good idea to buy medication this way as you do not know if you are getting the right medication or if it is substandard.
Are you looking for the generic version because of the cost? Most Pharmaceutical companies, including Eli Lilly-the manufacturers of Cymbalta, have programs to help those who cannot afford their medications. The following have lists of programs to help:
Low-Cost Treatments For Anxiety Disorders
Mental Health Resources When You Don't Have Health Insurance
I hope this helps.