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What should I do if I miss one dose of Cymbalta for treatment of fibromyalgia?

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Cymbalta (duloxetine) is an antidepressant that can treat fibromyalgia, a disorder that causes widespread and on-going muscle pain and tenderness.

You usually take one capsule a day. If you miss a dose, you should take it as soon as you remember, unless the time for your next dose is closer. If so, skip the missed dose, and go back to your regular schedule. Never double your dose to catch up.

From: Cymbalta for Fibromyalgia Treatment WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

WebMD: "Cymbalta Oral."

Rakel R.E. , 7th ed, 2007; Saunders Elsevier. Textbook of Family Medicine

Cymbalta web site: "Cymbalta and Fibromyalgia."

Savella web site.

Rakel P, Bope E.T. , Saunders Elsevier. Conn's Current Therapy 2007

Reviewed by David Zelman on February 13, 2018

SOURCES:

WebMD: "Cymbalta Oral."

Rakel R.E. , 7th ed, 2007; Saunders Elsevier. Textbook of Family Medicine

Cymbalta web site: "Cymbalta and Fibromyalgia."

Savella web site.

Rakel P, Bope E.T. , Saunders Elsevier. Conn's Current Therapy 2007

Reviewed by David Zelman on February 13, 2018

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