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A 42-year-old female asked:

Neuro is adding lexapro 2 my meds, hope u can c my med list now! & on cymbalta (duloxetine) but then quit cymbalta (duloxetine) after 2wks. these 2 meds safe 2 take together?

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Dr. Terrence Bethea
Child Psychiatry 18 years experience
Dose duration matter: Cross-tapering antidepressants is often done to prevent negative side effects from coming off a medicine. Even a medicine that isn't working well enough is often doing 'something' and patients may miss it when it's gone. Although Cymbalta (duloxetine) interacts with A LOT of drugs, Lexapro doesn't. Over a short period (2 weeks), at reasonable doses, there shouldn't be problem.

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Last updated Aug 13, 2020

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