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Duloxetine 30mg, 60mg capsules (Cymbalta®)


Following a full submission

Duloxetine (Cymbalta) is accepted for restricted use within NHS Scotland for the treatment of major depressive episodes in accordance with existing guidelines (i.e. in patients who have not responded to or are unable to tolerate initial treatment options).

On the basis of the limited comparative data available, duloxetine appears to offer similar efficacy to other antidepressants in this treatment position at a similar cost.

Drug Details

Drug Name: Duloxetine 30mg, 60mg capsules (Cymbalta®)
SMC Drug ID: 195/05
Manufacturer: Eli Lilly and Company Ltd
Indication: Major depressive episodes
BNF Category:
Sub Category: 4.3 Antidepressant drugs
Submission Type: Full submission
Status: Restricted
Date Advice Published: 12 September 2005