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    Old 01-10-2008, 11:28 PM   #1
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    Two 30mg capsules of Cymbalta instead of one 60mg capsule?

    Hi all,

    My doctor just raised my dose of Cymbalta to 60mg once a day from 30mg once a day. I still have about six of my 30mg capsules yet, although I already picked up the new prescription. Is it ok for me to take two 30mg capsules instead of the one 60mg? I know this medication has some sort of time release, and I don't know if taking two of the 30mg capsule is detrimental to that system.



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    Old 01-11-2008, 06:45 AM   #2
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    Zach. I think you would be alright taking 2 30mg. But you need to be aware of the tired's. That dose put me into a zombie state. Now I take 30mg twice a day. Good luck.

    Old 01-11-2008, 06:59 AM   #3
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    Re: Two 30mg capsules of Cymbalta instead of one 60mg capsule?


    I always get free Cymbalta sample packs from my Doc and am on 60mg as well but when he doesn't have the 60mg samples he just gives me the 30mg packs and tells me to take two...fortunately I didn't notice any zombie state at 60 mg and at one point was on 120mg/day...

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