Duloxetine hydrochloride. Definition

Medical Definition: Duloxetine hydrochloride

A drug used to treat depression and peripheral neuropathy (pain, numbness, tingling, burning, or weakness in hands or feet) that can occur with diabetes. It is also being studied in the treatment of peripheral neuropathy caused by certain anticancer drugs. Duloxetine hydrochloride increases the amount of certain chemicals in the brain that help relieve depression and pain. A type of reuptake inhibitor of serotonin and norepinephrine. Also called Cymbalta duloxetine.

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