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A drug of the SNRI class, C18H19NOS, used in its hydrochloride form to treat depression, anxiety, fibromyalgia, and diabetic neuropathy.

[Perhaps du(al) (from its being a dual serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor) + (flu)oxetine.]
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