Posted by SLS on May 3, 2005, at 9:19:00
In reply to Re: Morontin.....anybody using it? (gabapentin) » SLS, posted by Larry Hoover on May 2, 2005, at 9:08:56
> Pregabalin, maybe, but why did you suggest Cymbalta?
FDA Grants Priority Approval to Antidepressant Cymbalta (Duloxetine) to Treat Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathic Pain
INDIANAPOLIS, IN -- September 7, 2004 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the antidepressant Cymbaltaź (duloxetine HCl; pronounced SIM-BALL-TA), judging it safe and effective for the management of diabetic peripheral neuropathic pain, a symptom of nerve damage that affects up to 5 million Americans, Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) announced today.
Cymbalta, a balanced and potent serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor, is the first and only FDA-approved treatment for pain caused by diabetic peripheral neuropathy. This approval came after a six-month priority review. More than 18 million Americans have diabetes and are at risk for developing persistent pain -- often described as burning, stabbing or shooting pain -- as a result of nerve damage believed to be caused by high blood sugar.