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What does duloxetine treat?

Christopher Chiodo, MD
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Duloxetine (Cymbalta) is a serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI), prescribed primarily as an antidepressant, that works by helping to restore the balance of certain substances in the brain (neurotransmitters). It may improve mood, sleep, appetite, and energy level, and decrease nervousness. It can also decrease pain caused by nerve damage.

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