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Suggest dosage for Cymbalta

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Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

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Posted on Thu, 25 Aug 2016 in Anxiety and Stress
Question: been on cymbalta 40 mg a little over a week. Is this dosage amount going fo help with my anxiety/depression or do i need to go to 60mg? Dr wants me to stay on this dose for 6 weeks then make changes after that if needed.
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Answered by Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi 33 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Wait for some weeks to increase the dose.

Detailed Answer:
Hi, thanks for asking from HCM

Cymbalta is Duloxetine and the drug is a SNRI drug. Most of antidepressants cause changes at receptor levels and this takes about 4-6 weeks. You are on 40 mg for a week only, I'd advise you to wait for at least 3 weeks to start seeing effects. After that if needed dose can be increased.

Thanks, hope this helps you please don't hesitate to ask again for more information.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi 2 hours later
Thanks!
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Answered by Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi 30 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Thanks and take care

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your appreciation.
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