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How does Cymbalta treat diabetic neuropathy?

Your doctor may prescribe Cymbalta to treat pain and tingling in the hands, legs, and feet caused by diabetic neuropathy. Diabetic neuropathy is damage to nerves that sometimes develop in people who have diabetes. Cymbalta works on this condition by increasing the levels of serotonin and norepinephrine in the brain. Serotonin and norepinephrine are natural substances that restrict the movement of pain signals in your brain.

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