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A 56-year-old male asked:

I am taking lexapro for the last 12 months.i am now starting cymbalta (duloxetine) today.will the side effects start again.thanks?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 43 years experience
It could: Lexapro and Cymbalta (duloxetine) share some features in common, but are not the same drug. You could experience different activity and side effects -- but hopefully the balance will be in your favor. Assuming you stopped Lexapro due to not feeling it helped you, or because of side effects?
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