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Drug update

Duloxetine for major depressive disorder

Seetal Dodd, Michael Berk

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Abstract

Duloxetine (Cymbalta) is a once a day, orally administered dual serotonin and noradrenaline reuptake inhibitor that has recently been listed on the PBS for the treatment of major depressive disorder.

Article Extract

What is duloxetine?

Duloxetine (Cymbalta) is a once a day, orally administered dual serotonin and noradrenaline reuptake inhibitor that has been demonstrated to be effective for the treatment of major depressive disorder. Duloxetine can be prescribed on the PBS (restricted benefit) as 30 mg and 60 mg capsules for the treatment of major depressive disorder.

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