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    Suggest dosage for Cymbalta

Posted on Tue, 25 Jul 2017 in Mental Health
Question: Hello, my doctor's receptionist told me that he gave her a message for me to increase my Cymbalta to 2 30 mg. tablets in the morning and 2 30 mg. tablets in the evening before bed. That would put me up to 120 mg. a day. Is that too much?
Answered by Dr. Ashok Kumar 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
It is within recommended dose range

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for using Healthcaremagic.

I read your query and understand your concerns.

The recommended dose of cymbalta is 60-120 mg per day and 120 mg of the dose is well within recommended dose.

However I feel the one time increase should not be more than 30 mg and if the dose is increased 60 mg at a time please confirm back with your doctor. It is possible that doctor receptionist did not got clear message or she may he missed something.

I hope this helps you.
If you have any further query, I would be glad to help you.
In future, if you wish to ask any more questions, you can use the below-mentioned link to contact me.


Thanks and regards.
Brief Answer:
Can be taken safely

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for reverting back to me.

Both the medications are of the different group and have no serious interactions. They can be taken together.

I hope this answers you further.
Thanks and regards.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
Follow up: Dr. Ashok Kumar 12 minutes later
Thank you. One more question... I am taking Buspar and Cymbalta. Should I be taking those together?
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