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Duloxetine and the SNRIs Deep Dive Part 1 with Dr. Cummings

Psychiatry & Psychotherapy Podcast

Release Date: 03/11/2021

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In today’s episode of the podcast, we will be doing a deep dive into duloxetine, a serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI). In part one of this two-part series, we will cover the history of SNRIs as well as mechanisms of action, cytochrome P450 issues, side effects, and contraindications to consider when prescribing duloxetine and this class of medications.