Were you looking for information about Duloxetine? Doloxatine is a common misspelling of duloxetine.
A healthcare provider may prescribe duloxetine hydrochloride (Cymbalta®) to treat the symptoms of depression, peripheral diabetic neuropathy pain, generalized anxiety disorder, fibromyalgia, and chronic musculoskeletal pain (such as arthritis pain or back pain). Duloxetine works by helping to increase the levels of certain chemicals in the brain (norepinephrine and dopamine) that can become unbalanced and cause symptoms of depression and anxiety.
It is not entirely clear as to how duloxetine works to treat neuropathic pain, but it is thought that it blocks the nerve pain signals in the spinal cord or brain. The medication comes in capsule form and is taken once or twice a day. Because duloxetine can interact with other medications, it is important to tell your healthcare provider about all of the medicines you take and other medical conditions you may have.
(Click Duloxetine for more information about potential side effects of duloxetine, what to tell your healthcare provider before taking the medication, and possible overdose symptoms.)
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