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Imagine you with less chronic low back pain. Cymbalta can help. Cymbalta is a once-daily, non-narcotic pain reliever. And it s not addictive. When taken once a day, every day, Cymbalta is proven to significantly reduce chronic low back pain. You may have to rethink the way you treat your pain. You might be used to taking pain medications only after you feel your chronic low back pain getting worse. Managing this pain with Cymbalta is a little different. It s important to take Cymbalta every day, as prescribed by your doctor, to manage your pain over time. Did you know that your body has a natural pain- suppressing system that can help regulate the amount of pain you feel? Although the exact way that Cymbalta works to reduce chronic low back pain is unknown, it is believed that Cymbalta helps lessen pain by enhancing the body s natural pain-suppressing system by increasing the activity of serotonin and norepinephrine in the brain and spinal cord. Visit cymbalta.com or call 1-877-CYMBALTA (1-877-296-2258) to learn more. Ask your doctor about Cymbalta and a free trial offer. Cymbalta is a prescription medication approved for the management of chronic musculoskeletal pain in people with chronic low back pain or chronic osteoarthritis pain. Important Safety Information About Cymbalta The most important information you should know about Cymbalta: Cymbalta® (duloxetine HCl) is not for everyone. Do not take Cymbalta if you: t IBWF SFDFOUMZ UBLFO B UZQF PG BOUJEFQSFTTBOU DBMMFE a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) or Mellaril® (thioridazine) t have uncontrolled narrow-angle glaucoma (increased eye pressure) Before taking Cymbalta, talk with your healthcare provider: t BCPVU BMM ZPVS NFEJDBM DPOEJUJPOT JODMVEJOH LJEOFZ PS liver problems, glaucoma, diabetes, seizures, or if you have bipolar disorder. Cymbalta may worsen a type of glaucoma or diabetes t BCPVU BMM ZPVS QSFTDSJQUJPO BOE OPOQSFTDSJQUJPO NFEJDJOFT A potentially life-threatening condition has been reported when Cymbalta was taken with certain drugs for migraine, mood, or psychotic disorders t JG ZPV BSF UBLJOH /4"*% QBJO SFMJFWFST BTQJSJO PS CMPPE thinners. Use with Cymbalta may increase bleeding risk t BCPVU ZPVS BMDPIPM VTF Antidepressants can increase suicidal thoughts and behaviors in children, teens, and young adults. Suicide is a known risk of depression and some other psychiatric disorders. Call your doctor right away if you have new or worsening depression symptoms, unusual changes in behavior, or thoughts of suicide. Be especially observant within the first few months of treatment or after a change in dose. Approved only for adults 18 and over.