Duloxetine (Cymbalta)

Duloxetine is a medication used by rheumatologists to treat different types of pain such as neuropathic pain and fibromyalgia.

Duloxetine is best known as an anti-depressant and for its various applications in psychiatry.

Duloxetine belongs to a class of medications called serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs).

Taking Duloxetine

Duloxetine comes in different strength capsules. A typical starting dose is 30 to 60 mg taken once a day.

Important Tests and Risks




Watch Dr. Andy Thompson, a Canadian rheumatologist, introduce Duloxetine in this short video:


Duloxetine Quick Reference Guide