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Will cymbalta (duloxetine) stay in my body long enough to taper itself?
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Dr. Barbara Srur
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree
In brief: No
To get off the medication, it should be tapered over several days due to its short half life.
It may take about two weeks.

In brief: No
To get off the medication, it should be tapered over several days due to its short half life.
It may take about two weeks.
Dr. Barbara Srur
Dr. Barbara Srur
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Dr. Samuel Miles
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Samuel Miles
Dr. Samuel Miles
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