Cymbalta is an effective solution for the treatment of depression. This medication is composed as a delayed-Release capsule and made available in dosages as 20 mg, 30 mg, 40 mg, and 60 mg. This drug is composed of the main active component Duloxetine. It restores the balance of natural substances in the brain. One of the popular pharmaceutical companies, Eli Lilly manufactures this medicine.
Manufacturer: Eli Lilly Pharmaceutical
Active Ingredient: The main active component of this medicine is Duloxetine, which is the hydrochloride salt of duloxetine. It belongs to the class of selective serotonin (5-HT) and norepinephrine (NE) reuptake inhibitors (SSNRIs) and exhibiting antidepressant activity. It prevents the reuptake of 5-HT and NE via transporter complexes on the pre-synaptic membrane, thereby increasing the level of these neurotransmitters within the synaptic cleft. As a result, this agent potentiates serotonergic and noradrenergic activities in the central nervous system and alleviates depression and neuropathy sensations, such as pain and tingling.
Indications: Duloxetine composed of medicine Cymbalta is used to treat depression and anxiety. In addition, duloxetine is used to help relieve nerve pain in people with diabetes or ongoing pain due to medical conditions such as arthritis, chronic back pain, or fibromyalgia (a condition that causes widespread pain).
This medication may improve your mood, sleep, appetite, and energy level, and decrease nervousness. It can also decrease pain due to certain medical conditions. This medicine is known as a serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI). This medication works by helping to restore the balance of certain natural substances (serotonin and norepinephrine) in the brain.
Action Mechanism: This depression treating medication belongs to a class of drugs called serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors. Cymbalta acts by balancing chemicals in your brain that cause depression and anxiety. By balancing these chemicals, this drug also helps inhibit pain signals from the nerves to your brain.
Dosages: This effective medicine is available for oral consumption and in dosage as mentioned below:
- 20 mg: This medicine shall be consumed as directed by the doctor, usually 1 or 2 times a day with or without food
- 30 mg: It is to be consumed 1 or 2 times a day exactly as prescribed by the doctor
- 40 mg: This tablet is recommended to take exactly as advised by the doctor
- 60 mg: The given capsule is advisable to consume once a day with or without food
Note Consumption of alcohol while taking this drug increases the risk of severe liver injury. Avoid alcohol consumption.