Generic Name: DULOXETINE - ORAL Pronounced: (doo-LOX-e-teen) Cymbalta Oral Uses
Duloxetine is used to treat depression and anxiety. In
addition, duloxetine is used to help relieve nerve pain (peripheral neuropathy)
in people with diabetes or ongoing pain due to medical conditions such as
arthritis, chronic back pain, or fibromyalgia (a condition that causes
Duloxetine may improve your mood, sleep, appetite, and
energy level, and decrease nervousness. It can also decrease pain due to
certain medical conditions. Duloxetine is known as a serotonin-norepinephrine
reuptake inhibitor (SNRI). This medication works by helping to restore the
balance of certain natural substances (serotonin and norepinephrine) in the
How To Use Cymbalta Oral
Read the Medication Guide and, if available, the Patient
Information Leaflet provided by your pharmacist before you start using
duloxetine and each time you get a refill. If yo...
As of this writing, three medications have been approved by the FDA for the treatment of fibromyalgia: Lyrica (pregabalin), Cymbalta (duloxetine) and Savella (milnacipran). Since all three are relatively new drugs, information on how well they work and their side effects is still being gathered. Because every patient's symptoms and body chemistry are different, it is often a matter of trial and error to find the best medication for a particular patient with a particular illness. However, a recent German study , which was the first to compare the pros and cons of the three drugs head-to-head, may help doctors choose which medication has the best chance of success for any given patient. Study Design The study authors searched MEDLINE, SCOPUS, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, and sought unpublished data from the databases of FDA, US National Institutes for Health, and Industry through May 2009 for randomized controlled trials. They found 17...
If you live with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), there’s a good chance that your doctor has talked to you about Biologics. For many, this class of drugs have been a lifesaver, helping them to achieve remission or such low disease activity that they are able to live a largely normal life. Many others have not responded to the Biologics currently on the market or may not be able to afford the up to $30,000 a year cost of these drugs. This may soon change, as biosimilars begins to be approved for use.
What are biosimilars?
Most types of medications are available in two types: the brand name and the generic version. When a pharmaceutical company develops a drug, they have patent protection on it for a certain number of years. After that, other companies are allowed to develop a generic version. Generic medication is chemically identical to the brand name drug and is made in the same dosages, has the same safety, strength, method of administration, and use. Although identical to th...
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