A person's dosage of Cymbalta is often determined by the medical condition being treated and existing medical conditions, among other things. The recommended starting dose for treating neuropathic pain or generalized anxiety disorder is 60 mg once daily. The recommended starting dose for treating depression is 20 mg twice daily, 30 mg twice daily, or 60 mg once daily.
Cymbalta Dosage: An IntroductionThe dose of Cymbalta® (duloxetine hydrochloride) your healthcare provider prescribes will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
- The medical condition you are being treated for
- Other medical conditions you may have
- Other medications you may be taking.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
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 dosage for generalized anxiety disorder is 60 mg once daily. Your healthcare provider may decide to start you at a lower dosing (Cymbalta 30 mg once daily) for a week before increasing your Cymbalta dosage to 60 mg once daily, although this is not necessary for everyone.
The recommended starting dosage for fibromyalgia treatment is Cymbalta 30 mg once a day for one week, after which your healthcare provider may increase the dosing 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.