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Drug interactions between Abilify and Cymbalta

Results for the following 2 drugs:
Abilify (aripiprazole)
Cymbalta (duloxetine)

Interactions between your selected drugs

aripiprazole ↔ duloxetine

Applies to:Abilify (aripiprazole) and Cymbalta (duloxetine)

Consumer information for this interaction is not currently available.

MONITOR: Coadministration with inhibitors of CYP450 3A4 and/or 2D6 may increase the plasma concentrations of aripiprazole, which is primarily metabolized by these isoenzymes. According to the product labeling, administration of a single 15 mg dose of aripiprazole during treatment with the potent CYP450 3A4 inhibitor ketoconazole (200 mg/day for 14 days) increased the systemic exposure (AUC) to aripiprazole and its active metabolite, dehydro-aripiprazole, by 63% and 77%, respectively, compared to administration of aripiprazole alone. Likewise, administration of a 10 mg dose of aripiprazole with the potent CYP450 2D6 inhibitor quinidine (166 mg/day for 13 days) increased aripiprazole AUC by 112%, although dehydro-aripiprazole AUC was reduced by 35%.

MANAGEMENT: Pharmacologic response to aripiprazole should be monitored more closely whenever a CYP450 3A4 and/or 2D6 inhibitor is added to or withdrawn from therapy, and the aripiprazole dosage adjusted as necessary. The manufacturer recommends that aripiprazole dosage be reduced to one-half the normal dosage during concomitant administration with ketoconazole or quinidine, and additional dosage adjustments be made based on clinical evaluation. No dosage recommendations are available for concomitant administration with less potent CYP450 2D6 or 3A4 inhibitors.


  1. "Product Information. Abilify (aripiprazole)." Bristol-Myers Squibb, Princeton, NJ.

Drug Interaction Classification

The classifications below are a guideline only. The relevance of a particular drug interaction to a specific patient is difficult to determine using this tool alone given the large number of variables that may apply.

Major Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.
Moderate Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.
Minor Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.

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