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can i take my 120 mg of cymbalta (duloxetine) in the morning?

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Dr. Elizabeth Howell
Psychiatry 41 years experience
Yes, if you tolerate: The dose all at once and it is ok with your prescriber.
Dr. Ellen Knox
Psychiatry 38 years experience
Cymbalta (duloxetine) dosing: Many people take the full dose of Cymbalta (duloxetine) at one time, as long as you don't have side effects such as nausea. It can be taken in am or at bedtime. When i dose Cymbalta (duloxetine) above 60 mg, i like to split doses up morning and night. However, remembering to take the full dose every day is the most important thing. If you think you would forget a dose if taken twice a day-take it all at once in am!

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A 24-year-old member asked:

Are most patients satisfied with cymbalta (duloxetine) for their depression?

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Dr. Robert Gerstman
Psychiatry 31 years experience
Most: Most patients with co-occuring medical and psychiatric issues appear to benefit from this medication.
A 41-year-old member asked:

If I stop taking cymbalta (duloxetine) immediately, will all the side effects stop right away?

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Dr. Matt Pflieger
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Yes: All of the antidepressants can cause withdrawal symptoms. Your body has been used to an increased amount of serotonin and when the medicine is stopped you could experience a lot of different side effects. Sometimes people get headaches, dizziness and nausea. You doctor will often wean you off of this medicine to prevent these symptoms.
A 42-year-old member asked:

Will cymbalta (duloxetine) stay in my body long enough to taper itself?

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Dr. Samuel Miles
Psychiatry 47 years experience
Variable speed: When one stops taking a drug like cymbalta, (duloxetine) it will leave the body through metabolism and excretion. If it leaves the system too rapidly, a discontinuation syndrome may occur, including vertigo and flu like symptoms. The rate at which the drug leaves the system varies from person to person. So, i always recommend a taper instead of abrupt discontinuation when someone is taking a higher dose.
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A 54-year-old member asked:

Can campral and cymbalta (duloxetine) go together?

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Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
Likely: I can find no record of interactions between Campral and cymbalta (duloxetine).
A 29-year-old member asked:

My husband has been taking cymbalta (duloxetine) for years, but thinks it might be doing more harm than good and would like to titrate off. Is that safe?

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Consult doc..: It is best to consult/inform his doc why he wants to stop med and ask for weaning instructions etc. This med should be weaned off over couple of weeks, otherwise he will likely experience some unpleasant symptoms of withdrawal if discontinued abruptly.. Best of luck.

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