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A 46-year-old male asked:

On 90mg of cymbalta (duloxetine) a day , i'm switching to lexapro.dr said to take 60mg cymbalta (duloxetine) and 20 mg lexapro a day for a week.is this ok? i feel faint/bad !

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Cymbalta (duloxetine): Usual switch is tapering one antidepressant while starting the other at low dose. Discuss with your doctor the symptoms u r having & the Lexapro (escitalopram) dose u r on.
Dr. Joan Kinlan
Psychiatry 52 years experience
Stop Cymbalta (duloxetine).: Not sure why you would take both. It's very unusual. I assume your doctor is changing because th Cymbalta (duloxetine) is not working. Discuss it with your doctor.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali commented
Psychiatry 32 years experience
I respectfully disagree. Not advise stopping high dose Cymbalta without taking into consideration the length of time pt. been on it & the cs
Jan 15, 2013

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