Skip to Content

Cymbalta - would running out of this medication make someone sick?

Question is Closed
Report Favorite

Answers (2)

10 Jun 2010

Yes, absolutely it would. The symptoms from withdrawal from Cymbalta will vary from person to person. When I withdrew from Effexor (similar chemical medication) I had severe vision problems, headache, dizziness, nausea. Honestly it was worse then detoxing off of the Fentynl patch (morphine). I have done some research and have heard that the best way to detox off of it is to take one every other day for a week. Then pour out 25% of the capsule and take that every other day for a week. Then pour out 50% of the capsule and take every other day for a week, then 75% every other day for the next week. Keep a few on hand just in case you have any returning symptoms after the last week where you only actually took 25% of the medication because you dumped out the other. If you have any symptoms the first week that you are completely off then take one of them and then you should be good to go. Good luck!! I really hope this helps you.

Votes: +1

10 Jun 2010

Yes, if you find yourself unable to get medication filled call your doctor for some samples till you can get a refill. If you are wanting to get off of medication at this time ask your doctor how to wean yourself off. There may be more side effects to come if stopping suddenly.

Votes: +0

Further Information

Search for questions

Still looking for answers? Try searching for what you seek or ask your own question.

Similar Questions

Stopped Cymbalta 60 mg b.i.d. started Zoloft 50 mg b.i.d?

I took Zoloft for 17 years and never got depressed and then it quit working for me so was put on Cymbalta 60 mg b.i.d. Cymbalta is okay but never ...

1 answer 1 Jan 2010

Depression - Can I take higher than 120mg of Cymbalta to feel it faster?

I was taking 280mg of Effexor before being switched to Cymbalta and I don't feel anything and my depression is getting worse on 120 mg of ...

5 answers 20 Jul 2012

Does norimin interfere with cymbalta?

i currently take 120mg of cymbalta and was wondering if it interferes with norimin 28 day contraceptive pill. i was told that the pill can make ...

1 answer 28 Feb 2013

Does anyone know of a medication that is a tricyclic for fibromyalgia that doesn't cause weight?

gain? Ive been on amytriptolene and now cymbalta. Cymbalta made me lose 10lbs. but gave me insomni, depression, and aches. Kittenliz

2 answers 24 Mar 2013

Venlafaxine - Is there financial assistance for this medication?

Currently I'm taking Cymbalta for my depression disorder. My current psychiatrist asked if I would like to take this medicine to see if it ...

5 answers 5 Jul 2013