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What are some benefits of Cymbalta as a treatment of fibromyalgia?

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Cymbalta (duloxetine) is an antidepressant that can treat fibromyalgia. In clinical trials, It can help greatly lower your pain quickly. Other benefits include:

Also, duloxetine and similar antidepressants often come with fewer possible side effects than some older depression medications.

  • Big improvement is pain for at least 3 months
  • Less pain allows you to get back to your daily routine.
  • Better sleep leads to improved quality of life.
  • More refreshing sleep may allow muscle tissues to heal.

From: Cymbalta for Fibromyalgia Treatment WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

WebMD: "Cymbalta Oral."

Rakel R.E. , 7th ed, 2007; Saunders Elsevier. Textbook of Family Medicine

Cymbalta web site: "Cymbalta and Fibromyalgia."

Savella web site.

Rakel P, Bope E.T. , Saunders Elsevier. Conn's Current Therapy 2007

Reviewed by David Zelman on February 13, 2018

SOURCES:

WebMD: "Cymbalta Oral."

Rakel R.E. , 7th ed, 2007; Saunders Elsevier. Textbook of Family Medicine

Cymbalta web site: "Cymbalta and Fibromyalgia."

Savella web site.

Rakel P, Bope E.T. , Saunders Elsevier. Conn's Current Therapy 2007

Reviewed by David Zelman on February 13, 2018

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