Cymbalta 60 mg Capsules
Of the three strengths of Cymbalta® (duloxetine hydrochloride) currently available, Cymbalta 60 mg capsules are the strongest strength available. This medication is approved to treat certain conditions, such as depression, generalized anxiety disorder, and fibromyalgia. The dose your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on the medical condition being treated and other medications you are currently taking (including vitamins).
The recommended dose for depression is Cymbalta 20 mg twice daily, 30 mg twice daily, or 60 mg once daily. Doses above Cymbalta 60 mg capsules per day are not recommended.
The recommended dosage for peripheral diabetic neuropathy pain is Cymbalta 60 mg capsules 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 Cymbalta 60 mg capsules once daily. Your healthcare provider may decide to start you at a lower dose (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 60 mg capsules for these and other conditions. This article also discusses factors that may affect your dosage and offers tips on when and how to take this medication.)