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Cymbalta 300 Mg
51 female on wellbutrin 300 mg, Cymbalta (duloxetine) 30 mg for dep & Ativan 1 mg for GAD x 5 yrs, they worked for awhile, now have no desire to live.
If you are having: Thoughts about killing yourself, get seen at the nearest emergency room now. Have a friend or relative drive you or call 911 for emergency services for transport. You can call the National suicide hotlines 24/7 at 1-800-suicide (1-800-784-2433) or 1-800-273 – talk (1-800-273-8255) for support. You may need addition of a mood stabilizer for your depression. Cognitive behavioral therapy or > ...Read more
How high a dose of gabapenten can I take while taking 60 mgs of cymbalta, (duloxetine) I'm currently taking 300 mgs of gabapenten.
May increase: Gabapentin is safe and there are no interactions with cymbalta (duloxetine). Sometimes the dose is increased to as high as 900 mg three times a day. This would need to be increased by your doctor, slowly over months based on symptoms and all your other medications and conditions. As with any medication you want to use the lowest dose possible to get the desired results. Results with gabapentin take time. ...Read more
This is one of three drugs with fda indication for fibromyalgia as well as a handful of others often used 'off label'
in this case it is started at a low dose and tapered up depending on side effects and effectiveness (i personally taper it up much more slowly than recommended to avoid dizziness and drowsiness). ...Read more
Usually: Usually taken in the morning as it can affect sleep for most. But take it depending on how you reeact to it. If you take it and it makes you tired then take it at bedtime. If you take it and it keeps you awake then take in the morning. Once you learn when the best time to take it is for you then take it each day at that time. ...Read more
Same medication: Duloxetine is the generic name while Cymbalta (duloxetine) is the brand name. There may be differences In the fillers and binders in the capsules but the active ingredient is the same. It is an SNRI approved for major depression, general anxiety, fibromyalgia and some types of pain. ...Read more
Well......: The half-life of Cymbalta (duloxetine) is about 12 hours. It takes about 5 half-lives for medication to essentially be cleared from your system. However, since some people metabolize the medication more slowly it would be safe to assume the medication would be gone from your system within five days. ...Read more
Multiple uses: Cymbalta (duloxetine) is an "antidepressant" medication. However, it is an approved treatment for a variety of indications to include (unipolar) depression, anxiety, and chronic pain (related to diabetic neuropathy, musculoskeletal and/or fibromyalgia). Pharmacologically, it primarily enhances 2 different neurotransmitters (serotonin and norepinephrine). It can cause a variety of side effects. ...Read more
Cymbalta (duloxetine): As prescribed, yes.Get a more detailed answer ›
Be very careful: Cymbalta, (duloxetine) like any ssri or snri, can create a physical dependency because of the effect they have on neurotransmitters. Everyone should be withdrawn from these drugs very carefully & cautiously. 3 weeks is the minimum one should take to reduce by each incriminate. Serious side effects, including suicide, have been reported when not properly. ...Read more
No: We tell pts 2-3 weeks 2 start 2 work although it is often quicker than this. ...Read more
Not difficult: But u still need to tapper it down slowly. ...Read more
Cymbalta (duloxetine): Possible, dose-related.Get a more detailed answer ›
Helps depression.: Cymbalta (duloxetine) is an antidepressant and is a serotonin/norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor. It helps with major depression especially with an associated chronic pain. Nortriptyline has a similar mechanism of action except that it is a tricyclic antidepressant. If you're taking both, that maybe the reason that Cymbalta (duloxetine) is dosed at a low dose. ...Read more
Yes, if you tolerate: The dose all at once and it is ok with your prescriber. ...Read more
Whichever works best: You may take it whichever way works best for you. Take it in the evening if it makes you tired or in the morning if it keeps you awake or you could divide the dose to a twice daily dosage if you would like. Please discuss it with your psychiatrist however before making any changes. ...Read more