Which medications in the drug class Antidepressant, Selective Serotonin/norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitor (ssnri) are used in the treatment of Lumbosacral Facet Syndrome?

Updated: Nov 19, 2018
  • Author: Gerard A Malanga, MD; Chief Editor: Craig C Young, MD  more...
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Antidepressant, Selective Serotonin/norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitor (ssnri)

These agents are a complex group of drugs that inhibit serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake. Some drugs in this class are weak inhibitors of dopamine reuptake with sedative effects.

Duloxetine (Cymbalta)

Duloxetine can be used for chronic musculoskeletal pain or low back pain. It is a potent inhibitor of neuronal serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake.


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