Cymbalta ® (duloxetine)

Cymbalta® (duloxetine): Ingredients of animal origin

The Cymbalta capsules contain one ingredient that comes from an animal source. This is the gelatin, it comes from bovine material (cows).

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Composition

The active ingredient is duloxetine.1

  • One capsule contains either 30 mg or 60 mg of duloxetine (as hydrochloride).

The excipients of the capsule contents are:1 

  • Hypromellose
  • Hypromellose acetate succinate
  • Sucrose
  • Sugar spheres
  • Talc
  • Titanium dioxide (E171)
  • Triethyl citrate

The excipients of the Cymbalta 30 mg capsule shell are:1 

  • Gelatin
  • Sodium lauryl sulfate
  • Titanium dioxide (E171)
  • Indigo carmine (E132)
  • Edible green ink

Edible green ink contains:

  • Black iron oxide - synthetic (E172)
  • Yellow iron oxide - synthetic (E172)
  • Propylene glycol
  • Shellac

The excipients of the In Cymbalta 60 mg capsule shell are:1 

  • Gelatin
  • Sodium lauryl sulfate
  • Titanium dioxide (E171)
  • Indigo carmine (E132)
  • Yellow iron oxide (E172)
  • Edible white ink

Edible white ink contains:

  • Titanium dioxide (E171)
  • Propylene glycol
  • Shellac
  • Povidone

Cymbalta is contraindicated in patients with hypersensitivity to the active substance or to any of the excipients.1

References

1Cymbalta [summary of product characteristics]. Eli Lilly Nederland B.V., The Netherlands.

Date of Last Review: May 31, 2021


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