How Effective Is Duloxetine?

Effects

There have been several studies looking at the effects of duloxetine on a variety of conditions.
 
Duloxetine for Depression
Four studies have shown duloxetine to be effective for depression treatment in adults. In these studies, people taking duloxetine had more improvement in their depression symptoms, compared to those not taking duloxetine.
 
Duloxetine for Neuropathy
Duloxetine has also been studied for neuropathic pain (nerve pain) in people with peripheral diabetic neuropathy. These studies included people with either type 1 or type 2 diabetes who had been experiencing diabetic neuropathy pain for at least six months. People taking duloxetine were more likely to have half as much pain as before, compared to those not taking duloxetine.
 
Duloxetine for Anxiety
Studies have also shown duloxetine to be effective for treating generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). People taking duloxetine had greater improvements in their anxiety symptoms, compared to those not taking duloxetine.
 
Duloxetine for Fibromyalgia
Studies indicate that Cymbalta can help reduce fibromyalgia pain. Duloxetine was more effective than a placebo (a "sugar pill") for relieving pain, even in people who did not have depression along with fibromyalgia (although it was most effective in people that had depression).
 
Musculoskeletal Pain
Studies have shown duloxetine to be effective for treating chronic back pain and chronic osteoarthritis pain. In general, people taking duloxetine experienced more pain relief, compared to those taking a placebo, although not all studies were favorable.
  
Common Symptoms of Diabetic Neuropathy

Duloxetine HCl

Terms of Use
Advertise with Us
Contact Us
About eMedTV
Privacy Policy
Copyright © 2006-2017 Clinaero, Inc.
eMedTV serves only as an informational resource. This site does not dispense medical advice or advice of any kind. Site users seeking medical advice about their specific situation should consult with their own physician. Click Terms of Use for more information.