Is Cymbalta a controlled substance?

3 answers | Last updated: Oct 20, 2016
Initf5 asked...

Is Cymbalta a controlled substance?



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G raffa answered...

Cymbalta isn't regulated by the Controlled Substance Act although it is a prescription drug, rather than an over-the-counter drug. This means that it can only be dispensed upon request by a licensed medical practitioner. In that sense, Cymbalta is a controlled substance. Cymbalta is a particular type of drug used to treat depression that is known as a serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI). Since Cymbalta is not a drug that runs the risk of dependency or abuse, it is not considered a scheduled drug under the Controlled Substance Act. Scheduled drugs under the Controlled Substance Act are subject to much greater regulation and abuse of these substances can lead to criminal charges. Cymbalta is not controlled in this manner.


Caref answered...

If you continue to read reviews by people who have taken Cymbalta, there are huge withdrawal symptoms not mentioned here. BE CAREFUL


A fellow caregiver answered...

Yes, I do not want to take any schedual 2 drugs. This one helps my neuropathy and nerve damage pain as well as depression.