I'm not 100% sure, but I believe that a generic version of cymbalta is not yet available in the US. Most health plans require you to use a generic form of a drug - or a different generic deemed to be the equivalent of the name brand medication. That's one indicator that there isn't one available.
I'm not an expert in this area, but I believe cymbalta's patent runs for a couple more years. Generic versions would only be available in the US sometime after that. I haven't found any mention of a generic for Cymbalta ln the major drug websites that list all the available forms of a drug. The generic name is duloxetine, so that's the name to look for. Duloxetine generics may be legal overseas and available online, but I'd be cautious about ordering any powerful drug in that way
I would ask your doctor about an alternative drug. Cymbalta acts on two neurotransmitters - serotonin and norepinephrine, and so does Effexor, among other antidepressants. That doesn't mean your daughter would get the same benefit, but effexor has proven its effectiveness through many trials, including comparisons with cymbalta. Generic effexor (venlafaxine) has been available for several years.
Only your doctor - who knows your daughter's medical history - can advise you on this with authority.
Today was the launch of a generic of cymbalta. My wholesaler just informed me that a 30 count bottle of 60mg cost wholesale 149ish. So dont let anyone tell you after today 12/12/13 that there is an American made generic equivalent. Its a little expensive still but way cheaper than the brand! You will find it, dont let anyone let you down. If the pharmacist or tech tells you that there is none, they just dont want to go through the hassle of finding it for you.
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