I have not heard of a prescribing dose being higher than 120mg. I don't know what side effects/overdose possibilities there are to cymbalta but I would search dosing info on this site for more info.
Hello crazy-one. NO. Cymbalta can cause a person blood pressure to drop. That alone should be a warning and thats at the recommended daily dose of 60mg. The ceiling dose be the person taking the drug for arthritis, depression or fibrmayalia remains at 60mg. I'd not recommend self medicating. Best of wishes,pledge
First of all, never ever increase your dose on your own. Second, I was taking 60mg in morning & 60mg at night. Today my doctor increased me for the first time in a couple years. Now my dose is now 90mg in the morning & 90mg at night. Bye night I mean around 8pm. It's weird because it's almost like I feel somewhat less irritated. It's weird but if ur talking 120mg for the entire day but i don't know about in a single dose in which you have more then one a day. Third, NEVER, EVER CHANGE MEDICATION DOSES OR START/STOP ANY MEDICATION ON YOUR OWN. ALWAYS, CONSULT A PHYSICIAN!!!
Well that is strange because a competent doctor would only prescribe the maximum dose of 120mg,60mg am and 60mg pm. I was prescribed 240mg in error by a doctor who is now under investigation. It has caused me some serious health issues, blackouts and vision problems.
I would certainly advise against self prescribing and talk to your doctor.
All the best, Paul.
First, let me speak in agreement with those who have suggested that you have to seek out your doctor's direction when it comes to making any changes in your medications. There is often a delicate balance between all of the meds you are on that determines how much of what he/she wants you to take and when.
Now, in terms of Cymbalta... the max dose a day is 120 mg per my very highly respected and sought after rheumatologist. I was up to 60 in the AM & 60 in the PM but have titrated my evening dose down to 30, hoping to do the same with my AM dose soon.
The side effects of over dosing can be grave. Please do not take it upon yourself to make any changes in your meds on your own.
***The safety of doses above 120 mg/day has not been adequately evaluated.***
As per the Information Text on Drugs.com and the Physician's Desk Reference.
- Cymbalta Information for Consumers
- Cymbalta Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Cymbalta (detailed)
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