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Also called Duloxetine, Cymbalta is sold under several brand names. It’s a drug that is classified as an SNRI, which stands for serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor. In most cases, it’s prescribed for painful peripheral neuropathy, generalized anxiety disorder and major depressive disorder.

However, many doctors prescribe it for osteoarthritis pain. Many individuals who suffer from fibromyalgia take Cymbalta. The company that heavily markets the drug is Eli Lilly, which is a massive pharmaceutical company.

Originally, Eli Lilly submitted an application the FDA and tried to get Cymbalta approved for treating stress urinary incontinence. The initial application was turned down because of liver toxicity and suicidal events linked to the drug. However, the European Medicine Agency approved the drug.

According to medical trials, Cymbalta reduced the severity of symptoms for chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy in as much as 59 percent of patients. Unfortunately, scientists aren’t totally sure how Cymbalta does what it does.

Currently, scientists think it works because it affects norepinephrine and serotonin levels. The change in activity of these two chemicals is believed to bring about the benefits that patients experience when talking Cymbalta. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter, and it plays a crucial role in the regulation of pain perception, gastrointestinal function and mood regulation.

Also called noradrenaline, norepinephrine is a neurotransmitter and hormone. The main location in the body where this neurotransmitter is active is the locus coeruleus, which is a part of the brainstem. Norepinephrine plays a very important role in the body’s fight-or-flight response.

This is the response that the body uses when faced with major stress. However, norepinephrine is also involved in cognitive thinking, blood pressure, movement, emotions, moods and pain. Most experts think that duloxetine blocks off the reuptake of norepinephrine and serotonin. Since Cymbalta also has analgesic effects, it controls the pain symptoms that people with fibromyalgia experience.

If you or someone you know has suffered severe withdrawal symptoms after quitting Cymbalta, it’s crucial to seek legal assistance immediately. If you think you might have a valid Cymbalta lawsuit claim against the company, contact us right away at (800) 349-0000.

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