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A 29-year-old male asked:

Got cymbalta (duloxetine) samples and the outer paper package got crushed in my backpack. one capsule got dented. but the pills aren't altered chemically right?

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Dr. Paul Pyles
Addiction Medicine 33 years experience
Should be OK: As long as the capsules are not damaged or altered, the medication should be safe to take. Don't take the capsule that is "dented". If in doubt, go back to the clinic where you obtained the samples and have them inspect the medication.

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Last updated May 3, 2015

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