Duloxetine for the treatment of fibromyalgia

Cheryl L. Wright, Scott D. Mist, Rebecca L. Ross, Kim D. Jones

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Abstract

This article presents a brief review of the physiologic abnormalities seen in fibromyalgia, current theories of widespread pain, and treatment options, including emerging therapeutics, with a focus on the use of duloxetine to manage fibromyalgia symptoms. Major clinical trials that examine the efficacy and effectiveness of duloxetine to date are reviewed, and safety issues are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)745-756
Number of pages12
JournalExpert Review of Clinical Immunology
Volume6
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2010

Keywords

  • SNRI
  • duloxetine
  • fibromyalgia
  • pain
  • serotonin and norepinephrine inhibitors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology

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