A 35-year-old female asked:
I am bipolar, i take lithium, i also have depression n fibro. can i take cymbolta with lithium. i will talk to my doc. but i a siciartrist opinion?
1 doctor answer • 4 doctors weighed in
Psychiatry 42 years experience
You can, but: It's very important that a psychiatrist follow you carefully if taking cymbalta, (duloxetine) because of your bipolar disorder. You should be okay as long as lithium levels are therapeutic -- the main worry with starting an antidepressant like Cymbalta (duloxetine) is possible mania or hypomania occurring. Most psychiatrists would be very careful with doing this, but it can certainly be done. Best wishes, .
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Last updated Jun 24, 2014
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