when do most take their pills, day, night, 2 pills at a time or 1 pill twice a day, morning and evening? i am also on the Butrans Pain patch for osteoporosis pain. my recent bone density test -4.6 also on Buspirone 2 tablets twice daily and various other drugs for COPD. I was prescribed Cymbalta for osteoporosis pain but have also experience a better attitude, i wake up with goals for the day, b/4 i woke up depressed with no "gumpsion" to do much of anything.
How do you take cymbalta, 2 pills daily, 1st script - 2 pills night, next script 1 twice a day??
Question posted by AMBERRDM on 11 June 2012
Last updated on 17 September 2018
I suffer from medication resistant major depression. Cymbalta has been the only anti-depressant that has even given me mild assistance (in addition to other medications for treatment). I was previously on 60mg once daily. My Psychiatrist is trialing an increased dose to 60mg twice daily. I am taking one capsule in the a.m. and the second in the p.m. I have no problem with this dosing regimen. However, as a Cardiac Nurse, I would always recommend consulting with your Physician regarding dosing schedule.
*Administer CYMBALTA at a total dose of 40 mg/day (given as 20 mg twice daily) to 60 mg/day (given either once daily or as 30 mg twice daily). *
It may be taken either way but if once daily in the morning suits you better... so be it.
Has anyone out there take 60 mg of cymbalta twice a day? Do you take both pills at once? In the morning or at night? I have found if I take one at night I can't sleep. So, I started taking them both at the same time in the morning. This is only my third day so it's trial and error. Any deedback is appreciated. Thanks.
Hi InnerSpirit here . I was prescribed to take it at night. In your case as long as it remains in your bloodstream I don't think it matters as long as you keep them straight and don't get confused. InnerSpirit
Hello AMBERRDM. Take as perscribed or as you feel comfortable with. You are taking it for pain, which allows you a lot more freedom vs say if you were taking the drug for depression/anxiety and a more rigid schedule. Regards pledge
I would definately call your dr. for more clear instructions. But when I was first put on Cymbalta I started with taking 30 mg twice a day. I was told to take one in the morning & one at night. They usually start you on a low dosage to begin with twice a day for a month & if you do not have any side effects & it is helping you they will change it.
After the 1st month they changed mine to taking one 60mg only in the morning.
I have been on 60mg once a day for about 5 years & I have not had any side effects from this medication but I know others have. So be sure to go online & check out the list of side effects for Cymbalta so you can watch out for any of them.
I wish you the best of luck & I hope you find relief.
I took my 60 mgs of Cymbalta every morning. I have never been told otherwise.
Not sure what dose you are on, but I took my Cymbalta first thing in the morning. The key is to take the med at about the same time everyday so to have a consistent level in your blood.
I found Cymbalta to be horrible. I felt like a zombie and I gained a ton of weight and flu-like symptoms. As for your question you should take it as directed, you want to follow the directions because this stuff (again. for me) is horrible. Hope this helps.
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