Questions & Answers: Advantages of Cymbalta for depression?

Questions & Answers

Q. Does the new antidepressant duloxetine (Cymbalta) have any advantages over other antidepressant drugs?

A. Duloxetine (Cymbalta) became available by prescription in the summer of 2004. Described as a selective serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SSNRI), it boosts the activity of two neurotransmitters that play a role in depression.

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