NAME :- DULOXETINE HCL
IUPAC NAME :- (+)-(S)-N-Methyl-3-(naphthalen-1-yloxy)-3-(thiophen-2-yl)propan-1-amine
CAS NO. :- 136434-34-9
FORMULA :- C18H20ClNOS
SYNONYMS :- N-Methyl-gama-(1-naphthalenyloxy)-2-thiophenepropanamine
APPLICATION :- Antidepressant
DESCRIPTION :- Duloxetine HCl is used to treat major depression—a disorder marked by continuing, serious, and overwhelming feelings of depression that interfere with daily functioning. Symptoms may include major changes in appetite or sleep habits; lack of interest in social or work life; feelings of sadness, guilt, or worthlessness; fatigue; difficulty concentrating or making decisions; and suicidal thoughts or attempted suicide. Duloxetine HCl is also used to treat diabetic peripheral neuropathy, a painful nerve disorder associated with diabetes that affects the hands, legs, and feet. Duloxetine HCl is thought to work by correcting an imbalance of two brain chemicals known to influence mood—serotonin and norepinephrine. It belongs to a class of antidepressants called selective serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors.