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What do I need to know about Cymbalta to treat fibromyalgia?

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Cymbalta (duloxetine) is an antidepressant that can treat fibromyalgia, a disorder that causes widespread and on-going muscle pain and tenderness.

Cymbalta belongs to a class of medications called serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs). The FDA approved Cymbalta for fibromyalgia in adults in 2008.

A similar medication, called Savella (milnacipran), also has FDA approval.

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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