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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
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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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