My normal dose is 120mg. That is down from 180mg. I called poison control and they were not concerned. Neither were the paramedics today after my extremely severe panic attack. I thought I was dying! Could these two be related? cymbalta also interacts with my maxalt, Zofran, celebrex, armoire thyroid, zanaflex, Percocet, and fiorcet. None of my doctors seem worried. I'm taking it for chronic pain and fibromyalgia. I am considering going down to 60mg as studies show no significant improvement when the dosage is increased above 60mg. Any insight or suggestions?
Has anyone accidentally taken a double dose of Cymbalta? I took 240mg yesterday!?
Question posted by goldensunrises on 28 Feb 2014
Last updated on 13 June 2020 by Boxcutter
I had been taking 2-30 mg capsules or 60 mg total for my anxiety and depression. My doctor changed my script to 1-60 mg cuz that’s what I was taking anyway. I didn’t realize the change so on May 20 I continued taking 2 capsules everyday for a total of 120mg everyday (with my buspirone). By June 3 I was super anxious and felt like my meds weren’t working so the doctor is switching me from Cymbalta back to Lexapro which worked really good for me for 7 years from 2003-2010 before pooping out. So far the change hasn’t been too smooth with some major anxious feelings. They’ve now added Wellbutrin and had to give me some Ativan for some breakthrough anxiety. I’m
I did the same thing. I was at the pharmacy getting my flew shot and the pharmacist gave me a script that they had. I thought it was a refill on my 30 mg script. I was taking 4-30's each day because my MS Doctor had just bumped me up to 120, for ms pain. Was titrating from 30, to 60, to 120. I ended up going in consecutive days, 60, than 180, than 240 yesterday. Feeling sleepy and shaky today. Also take nucynta for pain. Feel a little more at ease after reading the replies to your post.
My normal dose is 60mg but was feeling really down so took 140mg as a boost. Don't stress over it, just chill and be happy.
I just did this same thing except I took one dose with brunch and didn't remember and took it again around 8pm.
I called the pharmacy and he said that I would be fine just skip my does tomorrow and take it as usual they next day
Said I shouldn't have any side effects except maybe sleep a little better than usual.
Since nothing happen that is great. You now need to prevent another double dose. You need to invest in a medication tray. This way you will know if have taken your daily medication. You can purchase one for $3 to $5.
Man, I feel your pain! It's so concerning! It's a relief to hear that it's not that serious - phew!
There is nothing to worry about. A one time double dose is not going to cause any issues. That is why no medical professional was upset. It is not going to hurt you. It is not something you'd want to do consistently but a one time event is not harmful.
I took double the dose once and it did nothing! I also suffer from anxiety and it made me a bit anxious, but since nothing happened my anxiety soon calmed. I believe your panic attack and the double dose of Cymbalta are most definitely related! You freaked that something serious would happen when you took the double dose, then let your mind take over and allow you to think of the worst things possible that may happen because of it!
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