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What is Cymbalta?

Cymbalta, the prescription drug duloxetine, is used to treat depression and general anxiety disorder (GAD). It is also used to treat diabetic neuropathy, pain and tingling in the feet, hands and legs caused by nerve damage from diabetes. In addition, Cymbalta can be used to treat fibromyalgia, which may cause pain, muscle stiffness and tenderness. It works by increasing the levels of serotonin and norepinephrine in the brain. Serotonin and norepinephrine are natural substances that affect mood and are believed to help control and suppress feelings of pain. Cymbalta is in a class of drugs called selective serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs).

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