A 48-year-old male asked:
Is cymbalta (duloxetine) work well with risperdal? for anxiety and depression?
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Dr. Neil Liebowitzanswered
Psychiatry 41 years experience
Reasonable combo: Cymbalta (duloxetine) is a SNRI for depression, anxiety and pain and Risperdal is a med that helps with agitation, paranoia. A low dose of Risperdal added to antidepressants can boost the antidepressant effects esp as it helps anxiety/agitation. Additional side effects are possible but can be monitored by prescriber. All patients on these meds should be regularly monitored.
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Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 34 years experience
Cymbalta/Risperdal: Cymbalta (duloxetine) works for Depression/Anxiety, Risperdal is added on to decrease agitation & stabilize moods.
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Last updated Apr 12, 2017
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