Cymbalta 30 mg Capsules
Of the three strengths of Cymbalta® (duloxetine hydrochloride) on the market, Cymbalta 30 mg capsules are in the middle of the range. A healthcare provider may prescribe this drug to treat depression, generalized anxiety disorder, fibromyalgia, and other conditions. Your prescribed dose will vary, depending on factors such as the medical condition being treated and other medical conditions you may have.
The recommended dose for depression is Cymbalta 20 mg twice daily, 30 mg twice daily, or 60 mg once daily. Doses above 60 mg per day are not recommended.
The recommended dosage of Cymbalta for peripheral diabetic neuropathy pain is 60 mg once daily. Your healthcare provider may decide to start you at a lower dose, especially if you have kidney problems.
The recommended dose for generalized anxiety disorder is 60 mg once daily. Your healthcare provider may decide to start you at a lower dose (Cymbalta 30 mg capsules once daily) for a week before increasing your dosage to 60 mg once daily, although this is not necessary for everyone.
The recommended starting dose for fibromyalgia treatment is Cymbalta 30 mg capsules once a day for one week, after which your healthcare provider may increase the dose to 60 mg once daily.
The standard recommended dosage for treating chronic musculoskeletal pain (such as arthritis pain or back pack) is Cymbalta 60 mg once daily. In some cases, your healthcare provider may decide to start you with a lower dose (30 mg once daily) for a week, to help you become accustomed to the drug.
(Click Cymbalta Dosage for more information on using Cymbalta 30 mg capsules for treating the conditions discussed here. This article also explains the factors that may affect your dosage and provides tips on effectively using the medication.)