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How long does Duloxetine take to be effective?

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Dr. Pavan Kumar Gupta

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Posted on Thu, 8 Sep 2016 in Medicines and Side Effects
Question: I commenced duloxetine 40mg per say 2 weeks ago, if this were going to be effective when would the therapeutic benefits commence?
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Answered by Dr. Pavan Kumar Gupta 2 hours later
Brief answer....may take many weeks
Detailed answer....
Hello,
Thanks for the query.
I have read your query and understand your concern.
Effect of DULOXETINE varies from person to person.
In some people,effect starts coming in 10-14 days while some may take 6-10 weeks for full effect.
There are few precautions which you must take....
Never quit the medicine abruptly or without talking to your doctor
Never change the dose of medicine yourself.
Once the therapeutic effect is reached,you may have to take it for many months for continuation of good effect.
I hope it helps,however you are most welcome to revert to me for any further query.
Best of luck
Thanks
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