Duloxetine is the generic name for Irenka and the Eli Lilly brand Cymbalta®. They are the same drug. In 2016 it was the 48th most prescribed medication in the United States with more than 15 million prescriptions.
Touted as a miracle drug to treat depression, anxiety and nerve pain, duloxetine (Cymbalta) changes brain chemistry by changing the balance of certain natural substances, serotonin and norepinephrine, in your brain.
SLOW TAPER is reducing your dose of Cymbalta/Duloxetine a little at a time. You will do this by opening the capsules and reducing the contents, then putting them back together! Easy peasy. Click below to read why and how...
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After many years operating a Group on Facebook that currently has over 20,000 members, the operators of this site have documented a way to slowly wean off of this drug. We call it the SLOW TAPER Method. Multiple methods exist. This page documents the WEIGHT method using a small jeweler's scale.