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My husband has been taking cymbalta (duloxetine) for years, but thinks it might be doing more harm than good and would like to titrate off. is that safe?

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Consult doc..: It is best to consult/inform his doc why he wants to stop med and ask for weaning instructions etc. This med should be weaned off over couple of weeks, otherwise he will likely experience some unpleasant symptoms of withdrawal if discontinued abruptly.. Best of luck.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Cymbalta (duloxetine): Your prescribing doctor can work with u on gradual tapering without going through withdrawal.

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