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 !
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
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.
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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.
5.4k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Sep 23, 2017
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